A a new organization, HERO is still in the gearing up phase of our current programs. We have several plans undergoing review by our board and membership and will post drafts as they become available. Our first programs will focus on the areas of prevention, intervention, and support.
While we plan to implement our own programs in the coming year we also support the efforts of others. One area we want to make a difference in is legislation. HERO is actively lobbying to pass legislation on the local, state, and national levels that would help achieve our goals as they apply to stopping the rapid increase of heroin use and related deaths. Check back often as we plan to keep everyone up to date on the latest legislation here and through our blog.
HERO is currently drafting several proposals outlining programs that aim to support families of those who have lost a child to heroin and those with a family member struggling with the disease. We welcome your suggestions and feedback and your input may end up in the final implementation of our support programs.
(just east of the 159th St. exit off I-355). Contact Kathy Cherven for more information.
Grief support meets every first Tuesday of each month at Christian Life Church at 15609 W. 159th St. in Homer Glen IL.
Our prevention programs, curently being drafted, will focus on education, school programs in particular, and will need the cooperation and effort of the entire community to succeed. Your suggestions and input are welcome.
Make a suggestion
The HERO intervention programs exist to solve the problem of what happens once a person is actively engaged in heroin use. We plan to work closely with medical and rehabilitation professionals to develop intervention plans that the community can have easy and affordable access to. As always, your input is welcome on these programs.
Make a suggestion