Now more than ever, children and families are facing challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse, vaping, edible marijuana, pill swapping, opioids, cyberbullying, cutting, and gang involvement.
According to the CDC, about half of high school students report having used marijuana, while two-thirds have tried alcohol, and one in four have used an e-cigarette. Unfortunately, substance use at an early age can negatively impact a child’s development and well-being and can lead to other unhealthy behavior choices. Our Addiction Prevention Services provide substance abuse prevention, intervention, and post-intervention services for children and teens who are both at-risk and currently involved in these high-risk activities.
In the last year alone, we’ve helped more than 9,000 children and their parents or caregivers in 27 schools across Santa Clara and Alameda counties.
However, the need for services is increasing, and as Addiction Prevention Services are charitably funded, we rely on the generous support of donors to help provide:
- Classroom workshops on suicide prevention, as well as drug and alcohol education
- Individual and group school-based counseling
- Parent/caregiver meetings and education regarding the opioid crisis and what to watch for, how to manage stress, and the effects of drugs on youth
We invite you to join us at our annual Hearts & Hands Luncheon (previously known as the Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon), where funds raised will go towards this life-saving program, as well as our “Whatever it Takes” fund.
Hearts & Hands Luncheon
Friday, April 24, 2020 • 11:30am – 1:30pm
Villa Ragusa • 35 S 2nd Street, Campbell
Unable to attend this year? You can still help us provide valuable services to those in need.
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” – Fred Rogers