September is National Recovery Month. The Hanley Foundation, a statewide leader in substance use prevention, education and advocacy for access to quality treatment programs, presents Project COPE — Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education — a program designed to connect families who share the experience of a loved one who has died of opioid overdose, survived an overdose or are at high risk for overdose.
Project COPE meets at four locations in Palm Beach County, including one in Wellington. The meetings are free and open to the public. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ProjectCope.
Project COPE meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church, located at 1925 Birkdale Drive in Wellington.
Project COPE sessions offer a safe place for families and individuals to discuss overdose prevention and topics of interest. The program is presented by Hanley Foundation Director of Education Barbara Shafer and funded through a grant from Palm Beach County and the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network and the Satter Foundation.
“We understand that the individual who has experienced an overdose is not the only one who has endured a traumatic event,” said Jan Cairnes, CEO of the Hanley Foundation. “Family members often feel judged or inadequate because they could not prevent their loved one’s overdose. It is important for the community and families to work together to obtain support following an overdose, or education on preventing a future overdose.”
To learn more, visit www.hanleyfoundation.org/project-cope or call (561) 268-2355