Heroin does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, short or tall, rich or poor, young or old. Once in your veins, the person who you always loved and cared for becomes a stranger.
- April 13, 2015
NJ-based nonprofit HOPE Sheds Light brings awareness on heroin addiction through new video series. TOMS RIVER – HOPE Sheds Light, a Toms River, NJ nonprofit organization that brings awareness on heroin addiction to support healthier families in the community, has launched a new Addiction Education video series, which is housed on HOPE Sheds Light’s YouTube…
- April 3, 2015
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Another life has been saved with the heroin overdose antidote Narcan. Township police found a 29-year-old man unconscious in the shower about 7:24 p.m. Saturday. Officers John Kelly, Dan Ivancich and Chris Graham administered first aid with the assistance of Stafford Township EMS and used Narcan, also known by its generic…
- March 17, 2015
The Ocean County Board of REALTORS® has picked HOPE Sheds Light as the nonprofit organization that they will support in 2015!
We are so grateful for their support of our cause!
- December 12, 2014
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – HOPE Sheds Light, a nonprofit organization that strives to bring awareness on substance abuse to support healthier families in the community, drew over 350 people to their first ever Celebration of HOPE Walk last month to support those struggling with addiction and their families. “We would like to express our sincerest gratitude…
- September 26, 2014
Join us on May 27th from 5-9pm at Pine Belt Arena
HOPE Sheds Light is sponsoring the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office/DART Coalition of Ocean County event, “Can We Talk – Are You Listening?” on May 27th, 2014 at the Pine Belt Arena from 5pm-9pm.
The event is expected to have over 1,200 attendees, including parents, teachers, children, community leaders and local law enforcement. Those in attendance are encouraged to stop by the HOPE Sheds Light table for a meet and greet.
- May 9, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday. He was found with a needle still wedged into his arm, heroin believed to be the culprit.
- February 3, 2014
For over five years, I had thought Step One was easy: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” I certainly felt powerless, and I wasn’t managing my life very well. Then one day, in yet another attempt to help my alcoholic daughter, I had an epiphany.
- February 1, 2014
I’ve never been an “accepter.” If something needed action (in my mind), I took action to fix it or to advise someone else how to fix it. If someone was hurting, I told them what to do to feel better. If someone was misbehaving, I let them know that what they were doing was wrong…
- February 1, 2014
Our children grew up in Lacey Township, New Jersey. During their pre-teen and teen years, I spoke openly about boys, drinking and drugs, as well as many other life’s do’s and don’ts.
- March 25, 2008