Overdose Prevention Resources

Don't Run, Call 911!

Drug overdoses have outpaced automobile collisions as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Although most overdoses occur in the presence of others, fear of arrest and prosecution prevents many people from calling 911. Georgia’s Medical Amnesty Law protects victims and callers seeking medical assistance at drug or alcohol overdose scenes.

You can get a Naloxone (Narcan) rescue kit and be trained in its use. Click here to learn more and meet one of your local distributors! 

If a person is still alive, there's hope. 

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Focus On Recovery

Hope House is proud to be one of the founding agencies for Augusta's local recovery community organization (RCO), Focus on Recovery. 

Focus on Recovery in Augusta is designed to empower individuals and families in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders and other mental health challenges to lead secure and healthy lives.

Focus on Recovery in Augusta is that individuals and families in or seeking recovery enter long-term recovery through a strength-based pathway for a healthier individual, family, and community overall.

Georgia’s Definition of Recovery: Recovery is a deeply personal, unique, and self-determined journey through which an individual strives to reach his/her full potential.  Persons in recovery improve their health and wellness by taking responsibility in pursuing a fulfilling and contributing life while embracing the difficulties one has faced. Recovery is not a gift from any system. Recovery is nurtured by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities. Recovery belongs to the person. It is a right, and it is the responsibility of us all.

Want to get involved? Visit http://foraugusta.org/ or join us for our monthly teleconferences with dial-in number: (515) 604-9536 and access code: 479881. 

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Monday, April 16, 2018

 

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Davis Love Foundation

 

Established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love, III, the Davis Love Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Headquartered in St. Simons Island, GA, the private Foundation provides a positive and far-reaching vehicle for creative solutions to social ills that affect children and their families. The ambitious mission of the Davis Love Foundation is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation provides grants and donations to community-based programs that focus on children and families in need.

In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event.  The inaugural event occurred in October 2010 and currently holds a title sponsor contract with RSM, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, through 2020. Over the first seven years, The RSM Classic has raised more than $7 million to support charities focused on children and families in need.  The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia.

https://rsmclassic.com/about-us/about-the-davis-love-foundation/

ADP donation of school supplies

The children of Hope House began this school year with confidence and every item they needed thanks to the wonderful employees of ADP!!  Your love and kindness impacts so many lives here at Hope House and the smiles on the children's faces was simply priceless.  Every child received a new book bag and countless items they'll need to be successful in school!  ADP is making a difference in our community and we thank you.  

Nicole Armstrong / Parenting Coach

Nicole obtained her BS degree in 2008 from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She went on to join the military and become certified through the University of Pennsylvania as a Master Resilience Trainer.  In this role she was responsible for conducting groups with the focus of helping individuals develop skills necessary to cope with adversity, adapt to change, and overcome challenges.  She has experience facilitating groups using mainly cognitive behavior therapy, teaching individuals valuable skills for managing stressful work and family situations.  She guided small group discussions on the importance of individual resilience and ways to cope with stressful life events that could lead to poor decision making and results.  Nicole is currently a graduate student at Augusta University, enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. program.

In her role as parenting coach, Nicole promotes overall family wellness by providing education and support to the families receiving treatment at Hope House.  Through group and individual sessions, as well as home visits, she engages clients and their families to provide relevant education specific to individual and family needs.  She provides documentation of groups and home visits as part of the PSSF treatment team to help assess and address the needs and progress of each client.  She creates and maintains client charts on each family participating in the parenting program.  Nicole conducts quarterly parenting assessments with all participants and uses the results as a guide to evaluate client’s strengths and areas to focus.  As a member of the parenting team, Nicole works with the Family Services Coordinator to plan and supervise participant field trips, activities, and events.