Over the past few years we have served many men and women who are battling addiction. Some in our residential home and many in our outreach program. Through this time we have watched many children of active addicts suffer neglect, abuse and hopelessness. As studies demonstrate, children in the homes of addiction are much more likely to walk the same destructive path. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 8.3 million children under the age of 18 live in a household where at least one parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
In light of our experiences, the Hope for Appalachia leadership team and board of directors have decided to expand our program to serve and care for children in the homes of active addiction. It is our goal to develop a multi-faceted approach to help the whole family and to especially serve children. We can no longer neglect those who are suffering the most. To do this we will launch a Children’s Resource Center.
This program will be designed to provide short-term emergency relief to children in homes of active addiction and to connect their families with existing support systems and community resources. No child should suffer as a result of their parents decisions. Hope for Appalachia will step into the lives of these families in order to provide short-term and long-term support for these children and be an advocate for their future.
To do this we need your help. We have set a goal to raise $30,000 over the next few months to hire a part-time director of our resource center, secure a small rental facility and begin purchasing needed resources. We've realized there is a great need for something like this as we have spoken with various organizations we will partner with, such as after school programs, schools and police departments. Will you step up to help us launch our Children’s Resource Center? Please, consider making a one-time donation toward our goal, becoming a monthly-partner and spreading the word about Hope For Appalachia.
Give to our Children's Resource Center today