Bryan’s HOPE – about us

 

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Created November 7, 2013

248-410-4163

The Covert Campus, 1150 Scott Lake Rd Waterford, MI 48328

bryanshopemedia@gmail.com

Hello and Welcome, thank you for checking us out!
Mission Statement

Bryan’s HOPE (Heroin Opiate Prevention Education) is a nationally recognized grass-roots, nonprofit public charity organization founded in 2013 by a concerned group of citizens.  We  came together to create and provide much needed support, awareness and education about the danger of prescription drug abuse in the battle against Opiate and Heroin Addiction.                                                    We have obtained 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt status.                                                        Federal IRS ID # 46-4490818

To date, our funding has been provided by private, memorial and business donations as well as local fundraising efforts.                                                           (exception of Kaleo and Adapt Pharma Naloxone grants) All funding received is used to maintain our organization; professional fees, educational materials, advertising, printing, program presentation materials and expenses, marketing items and any other fees associated with continuing the efforts of the group.

The group is named after my 2nd born son who lost his battle to addiction.  I could not let his death be in vein. It didn’t have to end this way. Something GOOD MUST COME OUT OF THIS                            GREAT LOSS to Me and the rest of Bryan’s loved ones.                            Bryan your death will not be a senseless, meaningless death. It will be a death-conquering death, followed by new resurrection life.                   Our HOPE is that other families do not have to share this journey with us, but if you do….know that we are here XO

In LOVING MEMORY                                                      BRYAN ADAM  RICHARDS                                                                            12/22/1985 – 01/27/12

 

Bryan’s HOPE has always been eager to be part of the solution that reduces and possibly helps eliminates the heroin epidemic. We provide informed, educated and supportive resource services and information at each of our meetings and events. We have been blessed to work with some wonderful volunteers who give heart and sole.

However it is going to take a lot more than a bunch of mom’s running around crying fowl! Sadly, until it takes someone you love, people really don’t care.
If nothing changes, nothing changes. Be part of the change you want to see.

We need ALL sectors of our community and society to recognize and provide awareness, education and support services–not just parents but  Schools, Community Function groups, Churches, Employers, Politicians, Police, Community and State Mental Health authorities,  Local Government, State Government and Federal Government, just to mention a few.

The “secret” lives of those addicted to heroin are NOT so much a secret any more.  Everybody knows somebody who is using it, struggling to recover from it or has died from it.  One of our main goals is to REMOVE THE DARK  SECRETIVE & NEGATIVE STIGMA that surrounds the perception of Drug Addiction and anyone involved.

I share my story in hopes others would share theirs.                                   There is POWER IN NUMBERS !                                                                            You can’t fight what you can’t see. Together we can do more!                    Removing the guilt, shame and feeling of hopelessness that is felt by those SUFFERING in ACTIVE ADDICTION MUST CHANGE.                                       We must REBOUND, REBRAND and REWRITE this FAILURE of our current SYSTEM to REFLECT, RESPECT and RECOGNISE the DISEASE of the BRAIN that has become ADDICTED as a medical condition that requires treatment like all other medical conditions       Keeping quiet is NO longer an option; this only feeds the problem 

 Too often we find this subject to be taboo or forbidden from discussion. If you are an addict, you will go to great lengths to keep it a secret. If you are a family member or loved one of an addict, usually, we hide it.  This mentality or way of thinking is adding to the problem. Continue to speak up! and out!

      We are growing in leaps and bounds. Daily we are adding new members to our social sites, because more and more people are affected and not ashamed!       The dialogue is STARTED Let’s KEEP IT GOING…………..                                  

 

Jeannie Richards – President and Founder                                                email: bryanshopemedia@gmail.com
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To report any drug activity in Waterford, MI please call the Police Tip Line at 248-672-COPS (2677)

Call 248-858-1710 Oakland County Sheriff Narcotics Enforcement Team