Making a Difference
Hopefest, Helping those Navigating the Path to Recovery
Change can happen. When you have hope . . .When you give hope.
The opioid and heroin epidemic continues to make headlines in Massachusetts, and Plymouth is one of the towns with the highest rate of overdoses. The opioid crisis is destroying lives, families, and communities. Easy access to cheap heroin, a lack of support programs, and cumbersome insurance rules/regulations are fueling this epidemic. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is making a meaningful impact as they care for those individuals and families through the Integrated Care Initiative (ICI) -- an innovative model of care that brings physicians, nurses and social workers together in a primary care office, to treat those patients over the age of 12, with medical and behavioral health/substance abuse needs and to provide support to those who care for them.
The Jordan Hospital Club, a nonprofit organization serving as ambassadors and fundraisers for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) is hosting its second annual Hopefest to raise funds to support individuals and families struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Last year, Hopefest raised more than $85,000 for the ICI initiative, and they are hoping to raise even more this year.
The healthcare providers in the ICI work together with school systems and local agencies to provide a comprehensive treatment program for patients and their families, whether in an emergency situation or ongoing, as they navigate the path to recovery.
This year’s Hopefest will be held on September 26 at 7 pm at the Alden Park restaurant in Colony Place, Plymouth. Hopefest is open to the public and tickets are $65.00. The event includes great food, music, and hope.
For more information and tickets visit www.jhclub.org.