April Babcock lost her son Austen to the deadly poison fentanyl.
A mom on a mission to make a change and save others from this devastation, she simply created a FB page to invite others to attend a rally she was holding in 2021. The page was meant to give others the details of the event day. Her page has since grown to include over 11,000 members and be a support for families all over the nation, She is proof that one action can lead others to follow and be heard.
April and her group are known to all of us in the fight against fentanyl. April is joined by Virginia Krieger. Virginia is also known to all us for her ceaseless efforts to warn others about the dangers of fentanyl and bring the REAL facts about fentanyl to the forefront. Lost Voices has been committed to gathering photos of our loved ones and creating banners that prove that fentanyl can touch any family. Warrior mothers making a difference!
National Crime Prevention Council is an American educational 501c nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime, drugs and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.
It is the mission of Sober AF Entertainment to be a voice for the recovery community and provide activities and entertainment for people to enjoy soberly. The group helps sober individuals have fun and feel supported in environments such as music festivals and sporting games.
It is my mission to bring light to this issue and advocate for changes. In the last year, I have met with students, school counselors, school boards, PTAs, Scout troops, DEA agents, prosecutors, every county sheriff in Southern California, State and Federal politicians, and many more people to share and learn what WE can do to help. This is a difficult hill to climb, but I know that our efforts are helping.
Our mission is to empower and engage the public in working toward change, raising awareness, and collaborating efforts to combat the synthetic drug epidemic. APALD- Association of People Against Lethal Drugs is a national organization in pursuit of change, activism and awareness related to the illicit synthetic drug crisis.
Raising awareness of Fentanyl and Substance Use Disorder to our youth, young adults, families and loved ones. Providing support through Connection - Community - HOPE" We walk in this journey with others navigating through this storm together. Through the passing of our daughter Emily Irene, we have found the meaning of life. Now we want to help you find that your life has meaning."
Our mission-To have illicitly manufactured fentanyl declared a weapon of mass destruction so that all the force, might and resources of our federal and state governments can be utilized to eliminate this most critical threat to our families, communities, and country. To raise public awareness that illicit fentanyl's toxicity and accessibility has created a national security issue, and to prevent mass casualties. To hold foreign governments responsible for their role in the U.S. fentanyl crisis and extract accountability for deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl. To destigmatize substance-use, and promote harm reduction programs that support individuals and communities affected by fentanyl poisoning.
The Global Recovery Movement's mission is to flip the discrimination of the criminal justice approach to substance use towards a proven public health solution. We are dedicated to drug proofing communities.
I Am a Force for Change strives to do something about this fentanyl EMERGENCY! Our mission is to save lives by educating students, teens and families of death that occurs from taking drugs poisoned with fentanyl. Our vision is to stop deaths that occur from fentanyl poisoning through education and stopping the supply.
Lauren's Wish is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization started in West Virginia to help those struggling with substance use disorder to find hope and recover from this disease. Current projects include establishing an Addiction Triage Center (Lauren's Wish at Hazels House of Hope) as well as plans for a long-term residential addiction treatment program for women (Lauren's Ladder).
The Maryland Peer Advisory Council (MPAC) mission is to advocate, educate and support Peers; in addition to, individuals, families and communities in and seeking recovery within Baltimore City and the State of Maryland.
The Michael Leonardi Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness around fentanyl poisoning and educating teenagers, young adults and the community on this current public health crisis. We partner with local organizations to bring fentanyl poisoning awareness to our community.
Voices for Awareness Foundation based in Grand Junction Colorado sounds the alarm on the dangers of Illicit fentanyl. Our mission is to raise awareness to the fact that illicit fentanyl is found in virtually every street drug today.
VOID was formed to bring to the public's attention, through education, awareness and legislative advocacy, the immediate danger of sudden death associated with the use of illicit drugs, in particular FENTANYL, and other emerging synthetic analogs.
We are planting hope, giving breath to the earth, and literally breathing life into places where it is desperately need.
4 Them We Fight is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization started in Ohio by 4 Mother's who lost their children to fentanyl poisoning. Our mission is to continue to support families and communities that are impacted by the fentanyl poisoning crisis. Our organization is committed to driving awareness, education and prevention surrounding fentanyl poisoning and drug induced homicides in Ohio.
The Blue Plaid Society is 501 (3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about illicit fentanyl, the drug that is killing our children and loved ones by lethal poisoning at a catastrophic rate. This drug does not discriminate against any group of American society. Victims include the unknowing one-time experimenter, recreational users, and those trapped in substance use disorder. All souls lost to this epidemic are important and we stand together as bereaved survivors and supporters to alert the public of the existence and danger of contaminated illicit drugs pouring into America; to educate society of the potency and lethality of these drugs; to exploit how they are distributed through unmonitored borders, US mail, social media and the dark web; to explain why these deaths are poisonings, not overdoses, and should be charged as homicides; and to foster an environment that encourages education and support as it relates the stigma and lack of understanding of the disease of addiction.
The mission of this foundation is in fact not only to share this tragedy with other families but to enact CHANGE within the laws of Virginia to NOT allow MINORS to have a CHOICE to receive mental health assistance, rehabilitation, an/or drug abuse therapy. To bring awareness to this increasingly TERRIFYING Fentanyl Poisoning that is destroying families and loved ones. To erase the STIGMA around it, and the words "overdose" and "drug addict".
Criminals make billions of dollars creating and selling counterfeit drugs around the world, and those products make their way into the United States. They duplicate the exact packaging, look and taste of the real thing. They can be difficult to detect, but detecting them is important. Counterfeit drugs can be a death sentence for the patients who end up taking them. Fake drugs deny patients treatment that can alleviate suffering and save lives, promote drug resistant strains of disease and may cause dangerous or deadly reactions to undeclared drug ingredients.
Comprised of more than 45 non-profit organizations, The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) is a public health group committed to the safety of prescription drugs and protecting consumers against counterfeit, substandard or otherwise unsafe medicines.
PSM follows a set of principles to support quality assurance programs and establish a drug distribution system that is without compromise. It is our hope that through these guidelines we can reduce the number of counterfeit drugs that defraud patients and deny them therapies that can alleviate suffering and save lives. Our principles include:
- Unifying the fight against counterfeit drugs
- Securing and protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain
- Regulation of online sellers
PSM works with patient advocacy groups and consumer groups to raise awareness of counterfeit drugs within the United States and to teach patients and medical professionals how to buy medication safely and affordably without risking their lives by dealing with unlicensed, dangerous counterfeit medication sellers.
We feel it is crucial to make the Nashville and Tennessee community aware of this epidemic and we need your help to spread the word to your family and friends, so people that use drugs will not die because illicit fentanyl was mixed into the street drugs they might be taking. And we don't want any more families to lose a child in this way. No mother or father should EVER have to bury their child. E.
For the children and loved ones left behind. We want to help the children that have lost their parent's.
Please be kind to one another.
We are here to help save lives and our community by educating and spreading fentanyl awareness. To provide tools, resources, and information about the dangers of fentanyl. Together as a community we will save lives.