A scholarship Fund managed by the Women's Recovery Corp established in 2015 by Betsy Jehan in memory of her daughter Martine, to help men and women addicts establish themselves in rehab or sober living.
Donate to the Martine Jehan Scholarship Fund.
Drug overdose deaths in the United States hit record numbers in 2016
Here are the frightening facts: The majority of drug overdose deaths in this country (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. At least half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, and since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin) nearly quadrupled. From 2000 to 2016 over half a million-people died from drug overdoses in the United States. 189 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of fifty. In Connecticut, deaths from opioid overdoses have increased from 400 in 2012 to over 900 in 2016. Many of the increased numbers are in the suburbs.
An interview with Betsy Jehan and Herb Swartz at the Studios of Guilford Public Television
An interview with Betsy Jehan and Herb Swartz at the Miller Library in North Haven CT for a senior thesis project.
Sponsor someone in sober living.
Your sponcee will have your name and address if you wish, or you may remain anonymous. You may also designate a specific recipient with their chosen sober living venue.
Please come to our next fundraiser, June 22, 5pm - 7pm, Martin Bishop Field, 111 Long Hill Road, Guilford, CT.
Our purpose is to raise money for recovery programs so men and women in need can receive help for their addictions regardless of their financial circumstances; to raise awareness of the addiction epidemic in New Haven County; and to help lower the stigma attached to heroin addiction so addicts can come out of hiding and seek help.
The Connecticut Shoreline has suffered from this epidemic just as the rest of the country has. For this reason we are having a fundraising, consciousness raising event on June 23 at the Martin Bishop Field in Guilford, CT. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Womens' Recovery Corporation, a local non-profit organization that raises money for women in financial need to enter sober living.