Recovery is possible, and possibly right around the corner.
Drug addiction is rapidly becoming an epidemic in the state of Connecticut. Heroin has become an easily accessible drug, allowing anyone to get it without knowing the severe adverse effects that come with it. Whether this lack of knowledge is due to a lack of education or conversation between families, friends, and teachers, or a stigma around the topic, something needs to be done.
People, especially the youth of Connecticut, are quickly getting wrapped up in heavy drugs, with no way to escape from addiction and there is an absence of resources available to those who need it most. After seeing too many people reach out for help, be denied, and end up dead, a stand needs to be taken. We have started the Heroines Against Heroin project in order to spread awareness about our mission and how our community can help.
Sara Barber – Founder
Sara, a recent graduate of Danbury High School, has just begun her first semester at Emerson College in Boston. Barber has a plethora of experience with organizing projects, including starting her own poetry club, participating in a Peer Leadership program and organizing events such as open mic nights and benefit concerts.
Brenda Ceciliano – Founder
Brenda graduated from Danbury High School in 2014 and is a passionate, caring individual eager to help fight for people who can't help themselves. After losing a loved one to addiction after years of trying to get him help and being turned down, she wants to change the lack of resources provided to countless others who are fighting the same battle.