PREVENTION * RECOVERY * WELLNESS
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
and lasts the entire month of OCTOBER
This October marks the second annual National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse. The Office of National Drug Control Policy is highlighting National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and encourages prevention efforts this month and all year long to ensure the health of teens and young adults.
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
As you know over the years the City of Angels has assisted the many families whose loved ones suffered from addiction. The team of coaches and volunteers work hard day after day to provide the useful and necessary information and training to help comfort those families, the addicted, recoverees, and friends with the tools and advice to face their addiction, and never is a fee charged to them or their families. All our funds come from people like you who support our non-profit organization.
In October during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (NSAPM), we are raising awareness of the ongoing pressing problem of substance abuse that continues to destroy people and families. We provide the necessary programs through Recovery Coaches, training, and assistance in aftercare.
We are asking friends of the City of Angels to make a modest monthly donation of just $9.00 a month so we can continue to provide ongoing services and critical assistance in addressing substance abuse. Just $9.00 a month, which is a little more than $100.00 per year will make a big difference in the fight against substance abuse in a big way. There isn’t a better time than this October during NSAPM to commit to helping protect your family, your community, and those in active addiction needing help.
Tears of confusion and helplessness overwhelm loved ones, and people you know. They need your help! The City of Angels has provided substance abuse services compassionately to our community and the surrounding areas for over 10 years. We need your support now to help others. COVID -19 has exasperated an already disastrous substance abuse public health crisis.
Please Help by selecting an option below:
- I’m ready to step up and help in this small way. I am willing to provide $9.00 a month every month charged to my credit card. Please click here to set up your $9.00 Recurring Monthly Donation
- Please make the a Memorial Contribution for someone lost from addiction and place their name on your Memorial Page Please click here to make a Memorial Donation
- I want to make a one-time contribution to get post-treatment recoverees started at a Sober Living Facility. Please charge my credit card for a one-time contribution of $350.00. Please click here to make a one time $350.00 Sober Living Donation
If you prefer to download the form and mail it in you can Download it Here. It can mailed to City of Angels NJ, Inc., P.O. Box 10237, Trenton, NJ 08650
HOW DID RED RIBBON WEEK COME ABOUT?
IT ALL STARTED WITH ONE MAN.
On Thursday, February 7, 1985, at 2:00 pm, Special Agent Enrique Camarena left the American Consulate in Guadalajara to meet his wife, Mika, for lunch. Known to his friends as “Kiki,” Special Agent Camarena had been in Mexico for more than four years on the trail of Mexican marijuana and cocaine
As Kiki walked to his truck, he was approached by five men who shoved him into a beige Volkswagen. One of the men threw a jacket over Kiki’s head, and the driver sped away. Kiki never saw his wife or family again.
Like So Many of Our Family, Friends and Kids
Tears of despair and helplessness fill the streets of our community. Families internal struggles hide the stigma of use within their own circle. It is a horrible position to be in. They need help and City of Angels is there to give it. Please help us to help them. Thousands of already saved lives saved. Our mission is to save many many more.
Why should you care? Because the community you live in, is only as strong as its people.
YOUR DONATION MEANS A LOT!