The Miller family (Jerry, Rhonda, and Alex), alongside our devoted team of board members and part-time volunteers, are committed to helping families facing the grief of a loved one’s substance use and/or overdose death.. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? See our form below to get involved!
After losing Ben to an accidental overdose in 2016, we saw the need to destigmatize the disease of addiction, so that sufferers and their families get the help they need. We founded SPEAK UP for BEN to Break the Silence, End the Stigma, and Never Forget, by providing education and resources to the community. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of our amazing community of supporters, BEN’s FRIENDS!
Through compassion and understanding of the family disease of addiction, we seek to provide education, support, comfort and healing to people who are at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from Substance Use Disorder, their families, and the families of those who lost their battle. This will be accomplished through educational forums, community events, and by providing supportive programming through the OASIS Community Center in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
OPENING JUNE 28!
Oasis Community Center for families and friends impacted by a stigmatized loss including overdose deaths and the substance use of a loved one. We offer joyful, healing activities as well as safe and therapeutic support groups to encourage healing and personal growth.
The Oasis Community Center is an initiative funded by Northampton County Department of Human Services Drug and Alcohol Division.
DISPLAYED IN SEPTEMBER!
In partnership with ArtsQuest, we invite families to submit photos of their loved ones affiliated with the Lehigh Valley who were lost to the Opioid epidemic or to substance use for an annually recurring temporary exhibition at SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
We have established a scholarship to Kolbe Academy, the new addiction recovery high school opening August 2019 in Bethlehem, which will enable teens in recovery to complete their high school education in a therapeutic sober environment.