Addiction affects so many lives not only the loved one in addiction but their loved ones as well. Over my lifetime I have seen several family and friends who battled addiction - some overcame the addiction and others didn’t. Most recently my Uncle battled alcoholism and depression which l believe led him to [...]
My family has a history with substance use disorder (SUD). One of our three sons was addicted to heroin. I've been sharing our family’s story with students and their families since 2012. I've been involved with several local groups that have been trying to fight the current drug abuse epidemic. One of these [...]
My name is Margaret and I am an alcoholic. It took me forty years to find my way to sobriety. When I did it was with a bolt from God in a closet where I was pouring vodka into orange juice at 7AM in the morning. Shortly thereafter I put myself in Rehab [...]
My brother-in-law suffered from alcohol addiction most of his adult life. As a result of that addiction 2 marriages failed. He was a man of great faith, yet suffered in silence for fear of the stigma surrounding the disease. He died at 56 leaving behind 5 children. I firmly believe that if an [...]
There’s nothing worse than feeling helpless in the face of a friend or loved one suffering with addiction. Help now may be as close as a nearby church. The GOAL — Global Outreach for Addition Leadership and Learning — Project recently held a two-day workshop to equip teams of lay members of nine area churches to [...]
GOAL Project is one of 19 organizations in Pennsylvania who received the new opiate messaging grant given by The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA), a private non-profit whose mission is to support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse and risk-related behaviors.
Face Addiction with Intervention and Training for Healing (F.A.I.T.H.) Initiatives is GOAL’s new program to assist faith organizations to build sustainable addiction prevention and/or recovery support ministries. This program is funded by the Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission offered free to Lancaster County faith organizations. GOAL contracts with Faith Partners, LLC, to deliver a 3-part training series to equip [...]
As a seasoned Development professional, Paige Harker has over 20 years of experience in organizational and project leadership, with broad and deep experience in the non-profit sector. She is excited to lead GOAL Project to help build stronger communities in health and wellness. Paige comes to GOAL with proven expertise in project/program management and delivery, [...]