NEW Programs for 2023... check out our calendar page for details!
July 30, 2023 - WAEB Podcast Interview - listen
Don't Bring Up God - Episode #383
Our executive director, Rhonda Miller, had the honor of speaking up for Ben on Robert Pavlinsky's live call-in radio talk show "Don't Bring Up God" on WAEB.
April 11, 2023 - Lighthouse TV - Face the Issues - view
Speaking Up for Ben: Fentanyl Awareness and Family Recovery
Sam Chen interviews Rhonda Miller, a Certified Family Recovery Specialist, Certified Grief Educator, Grief Recovery Specialist & Executive Director of Speak Up for Ben, Inc. and OASIS Community Center. Topics include the dangers of fentanyl, its pervasiveness, seeking recovery from addiction, and support for families affected by fentanyl and addiction.
March 6, 2023 - Brown & White - read
Fentanyl Endangers the Lehigh Valley, Beyond
This article in Lehigh University's student newspaper includes some good information on opioid statistics in Pennsylvania. A number of individuals were interviewed and quoted in this article including our Executive Director Rhonda Miller.
January 31, 2023 - LehighValleyLive.com - read
'Fake is Real' fentanyl awareness campaign launched by Northampton County
Northampton County is funding the “Fake is Real” campaign with settlement proceeds from litigation that District Attorney Terry Houck joined, targeting pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to get medical providers to treat chronic pain with opioids.
January 5, 2023 - The Wisdom Coalition - Well of Wisdom (WOW 275 Podcast) - listen
Finding Meaning and Purpose After a Tragedy
Join co-founders Nancy Werteen and Kim Howie as they interview Rhonda Miller as a bereaved mother. This special program focuses on finding purpose after a tragedy. The Wisdom Coalition helps people use positivity to improve their mindset so they can find more joy in every aspect of their lives through the use of science-based tools and tips.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - WFMZ-TV69 Life Lessons Episode - watch
Our executive director, Rhonda Miller, was interviewed by WFMZ-TV69 reporter Nancy Werteen for her segment “Life Lessons” on their morning program “The Sunshine Show.” In this episode, which aired January 3, Rhonda discusses our expanded wellness and support programs to help families build resilience in the new year.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - WFMZ-TV69 Life Lessons Episode - watch
Addictions and the holidays: How to manage stress, relapses
Tune in to Life Lessons, a health and wellness series, produced by news personality Nancy Werteen on the WFMZ-TV69 "The Sunrise Show." This episode features an interview with Rhonda in which she explains why the holidays can trigger grief, depression, and even relapses. Hear some tips to manage holiday stress.
November 18, 2022 - R.O.P.C. Fall Family Conference - view
The 2022 Regional Overdose Prevention Coalition (ROPC) fall conference focused on the impact of substance use on families as well as the trauma experienced due to a substance-related loss. This conference features our executive director, Rhonda Miller as the conference's key note speaker as well as a panel discussion featuring other leaders in the recovery community. View conference panel presentations.
October 24, 2022 - WDIY On Every Main Street
Compassion and Care for Families - Podcast Interview with Rhonda Miller
In this episode, host Greg Capogna welcomes Rhonda Miller, executive director of the OASIS Community Center to talk about the center's programs and resources for families impacted by a loved one's substance use, combatting stigmatization, as well as Rhonda's personal story behind founding both organizations - the loss of her son Ben to fentanyl poisoning. Visit WDIY.org to listen to this broadcast.
October 6, 2022 - CHC 2022 Opioid Education Forum
Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health
This forum featured two key note speakers and two community speakers including Rhonda Miller, our executive director, who spoke about available support for family and friends. Open and download her presentation here (select 3rd title: Support for Families and Friends)
May 2, 2022 - The Morning Call - Pa. Lawmakers told of tragic lack of access to drug abuse treatment medicine: 'I will carry this burden of guilt for the rest of my life'
January 25, 2022 - Addiction, Parents, Caregivers & Families Webinar
Rhonda Miller (Exec. Director of OASIS) and Stephen D'Antonio (Exec. VP of Shatterproof) partnered together for a raw and honest discussion of how their sons' substance use conditions impacted them and their families. Valuable resources were provided to help families navigate this difficult family disease. https://padashboard.lifeunitesus.com/pages/webinars
July 14, 2021 - WFMZ report
Spring 2021 - Hanoverview Newsletter
September 30, 2020 - Addiction & Educational Forum
Speaking Up: Changing the Dialogue to End the Stigma Epidemic
September 3, 2020 - PBS39 - Angels Banner Project/Speak Up for Ben, Inc./OASIS Community Center
March 23, 2020 - PBS39 interview:
February 03, 2020 - Mondays With Mel
Rhonda Miller discusses the loss of her son due to an accidental overdose and the isolation following his death from family and friends. In 2018, the Millers founded a nonprofit, Speak Up For Ben, breaking through the solitude to create a sense of community. Their messaging is simple: Break the Silence - End the Stigma - Never forget. To understand how you can play a role in reducing the stigma of addiction, listen to this episode of Mondays With Mel. https://www.podbean.com/ei/pb-gbztz-d14269
OASIS PRESS RELEASES:
August 28, 2019
June 28, 2019 - WFMZ
June 28, 2019 - PBS39
June 28, 2019 - Lehigh Valley Live
June 28, 2019 - Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol
June 21, 2019 - Northampton County
May 22, 2019