Speak Up for Ben, Inc.’s Angels of the Valley Banner Project , in partnership with ArtsQuest and Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, aims to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and reduce the stigma associated with people who have lost their lives due to substance-related causes. This project also recognizes the grief felt by families, friends, and our community for those who have lost a loved one as a result of substance use. The banners signify the passing of someone cherished and send a message that the tragedy of substance-related death is preventable, and those who are suffering should feel no shame in asking for help. Banners are displayed at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks campus in south Bethlehem, from August 31 (international overdose awareness day) through September (National Recovery month). New submissions are accepted by ArtsQuest each July only. New banners will be created and hung each year, along with banners created from previous submissions. If you would like to be notified when the ArtsQuest portal is open for new submissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. In recognition of National Recovery Month, please join us for an exciting program featuring Rebecca West Hensinger, Mrs. Pennsylvania as our keynote speaker, and sample our many support programs. Explore a mock teen bedroom, take Narcan training and pick up free Narcan, medication lock boxes, and medication disposal kits. Visit community resource tables, and enjoy refreshments, live music, and family friendly activities. Contact us for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities! It takes a village to make an event like this successful!
Speak Up for Ben, Inc. | OASIS Community Center is hosting this very moving event to commemorate the precious lives lost due to the opioid epidemic and other substance-related causes. Over a hundred people attended our first event which included a presentation about butterflies, a remembrance ceremony honoring lost loved ones by name and photo, and a beautiful butterfly release. The event concluded with a social time featuring refreshments and family-friendly activities.