Tuesday, May 3, 2016, is Valley Gives Day in Western Massachusetts. This online giving event supports nonprofit organizations up and down Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley and is an ideal opportunity for friends of Phoenix House to show their support for our work.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts lost 1,289 lives to the opioid epidemic in 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control, and, while statistics for 2015 are still being finalized, there is little doubt that the death toll continues to climb. Some of the hardest-hit towns are in the Pioneer Valley: Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Greenfield, Pittsfield. These towns have some of the highest opioid use and overdose rates in the Commonwealth.
Phoenix House has the solution to this crisis: skilled, compassionate, professional care that is affordable and within reach of everyone in the Pioneer Valley. We have responded to the addiction epidemic with sweeping changes in the number and scope of our treatment programs. While just a few years ago we treated about 3,500 people regionwide each year—men, women and adolescents—today we serve nearly 7,000 individuals annually, the majority of whom come to us addicted to heroin and other opiates.
In the Pioneer Valley, Phoenix House provides residential care to adult men and women, outpatient treatment to teens and adults, and transitional support services to adults just beginning their journeys to recovery. Phoenix House is the region’s leader in substance use and behavioral health treatment.
To support Phoenix House through Valley Gives Day, please click here. Your donation will provide critical support for our treatment and prevention programs in the Pioneer Valley. What’s more, your support will save lives: the lives of your neighbors, your friends—maybe even your own family members!
If someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drugs, call Phoenix House today at 888 671 9392. We’re here to help at any time, day or night!