Hopefest Raises Addiction Awareness and Funds for Treatment
Throughout Plymouth County, individuals and families are being impacted by the opioid epidemic that has a deathly grip on the region.
To help raise addiction awareness and funds for treatment, the Jordan Hospital Club, Inc. (JHC), a nonprofit organization serving as ambassadors and fundraisers for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth), recently held their Fourth Annual HOPEFEST fundraiser at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth.
Nearly $60,000 was raised to support BID-Plymouth’s Integrated Healthcare and Substance Use Collaborative (IHCSUC)at BID-Plymouth and the Plymouth Recovery Center. Since Hopefest’s inception four years ago, the JHC has raised more than $260,000.
“BID-Plymouth has led the way by its example of community liaison and partnership,” says JHC President Deb Muido. “JHC is proud to support two extremely financially fragile non-profits this year in our fundraising efforts. The link between medical treatment and greater community recovery options is vital to our overall success as a community. This battle belongs to us all.”
The IHCSUC program brings together healthcare providers and local behavioral health programs in a coordinated model of care to better support those struggling with medical, behavioral health, and substance use needs.
The Plymouth Recovery Center offers peer-to-peer support and referrals to treatment for individuals struggling with substance use issues. Thank you to the JHC for all that they do throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for the hospital’s programs and services.