The West Virginia Council of Churches and Community Impact Coalition are collaborating to bring a “Day of Hope: A Celebration of Prevention & Recovery to West Virginia churches and other faith communities on or near September 17, 2017. The idea for the day arose as a result of a faith-based roundtable hosted by Community Impact Coalition. Local and state faith leaders talked about what could be done about substance abuse in West Virginia and agreed that West Virginia needed a designated day to unify the promotion of a drug free life-style with folks across the state. With that, the idea for a “Day of Hope” was born.
Suggested activities for faith communities include: Reinforcing Drug & Alcohol Free Youth; Providing Parent Tips; Empowering Folks in Recovery; Guiding Those Struggling with Substance Abuse; Supporting Families or Friends of Alcoholics & Addicts; Talking about Community Solutions; Healing for Children of Alcoholics/Addicts; Remembering Those Lost to Addiction; Creating Learning Opportunities; and Finding Help and Resources.
Day of Hope materials are available below by clicking on the link:
We’ll be using the hashtag #wvdayofhope to provide updates on Twitter and be sure to visit our Facebook page, WV Day of Hope for news.