Hope ...OVERcoming Heroin will offer a variety of events throughout each year that will provide a resource for funding to help grow our mission, offer support, reach out to more people and ultimately create our own HOPE HOUSE. Events will be in a variety of locations throughout central Indiana and surrounding area's providing not only a fabulous time in fellowship but being further educated with the opportunity to reach out in need or to reach out to others. 

Overdose Awareness Day - August 31

In honer of Overdose Awareness Day, we wanted to Katelyn's Story.

We lost Katie on 2/1/15 to a heroin overdose. Life has never been the same since that day...

Katie was always such an amazing soul. Someone who always made her friends feel better. Someone who always cared about others. Someone who made the world a better place. I never thought we would ever be grieving the loss of her like this.
I suppose Katie's problems with opiates started with prescription medication given to someone else. She started with pills and it grew into heroin. She had been to treatment but was released to soon. The day she flew home from California she overdosed but was brought back with narcan. And that really started her down hill fall. The month before Katie's death we had contacted many places for treatment for her and she was actually suppose to leave on 2/1/15 for treatment but she never lived long enough that day to get on a plane.

It's hard finding the right words to explain what an amazing person she is. How she's not just another junkie. How she was this bright, beautiful child that lit up a room. All those things dim in comparison to finding her in a ball on her floor with needles beside her. Someday when we quit losing so many people to this I can look back and feel differently about things. But for now it feels impossible. Everyday another family is grieving. Everyday another mother feels my pain. Everyday so many RIP I see on my Facebook news feed. Everyday we lose these wonderful people to this drug.

Biker Poker Ride

Woody's Biker Ride was titled "Kick Heroin's Ass"

Woody's, in Lapel Indiana, has been running this ride for 14 years now and this year they chose to fight back with heroin and the addiction epidemic.

Heroin has caused havoc on one in three families in the Hoosier state and people are fighting back!

Carmen Griffin, Colleen Marvel, Erica Griffin and the owner of Woody's, Trina Gaither, put together this poker ride with 38 riders, nearly 40 auction baskets and and a lot of heart and August 5th had their 14th annual Woody's Poker Ride.

This year they chose Hope and OVERcoming, inc. so that we can continue to host support groups, fund education programs in various ways and help with Naloxone distribution.

Hope Charity Golf Outing

The first Hope Charity Golf Outing in Memory of Trevor Vautaw took place on August 2nd, 2015 at Fox Prairie Golf Course in Noblesville, Indiana.

Trevor was born in Indianapolis and raised in Noblesville. He loved the game of golf and started playing at an early age. He played on the Noblesville Middle School and High School teams while coached by PGA Pro Gary Deakyne. Gary is currently the Pro at Forest Park and Fox Prairie Golf Course. During the summer months, Trevor was involved in the Pepsi Junior Tournaments around the State. After graduating from NHS in 2009, Trevor attended Indiana State University. It was then that his drug use escalated. He desired desperately to be clean and went through three rehab programs. During one, he came to know the Lord. Trevor continued to battle the disease. The last rehab was a program in Azle, Texas in 2013. The Trevor everyone knew and loved was back with his family over the Fourth of July week. On August 2, 2013, Trevor died from an overdose while in Texas. Prior to leaving for the final rehab, Trevor started a weekly family bible study. We continue to meet and we have full assurance that Trevor is now free from the bondage of addiction and is with our Savior. 

Hope and OVERcoming, Inc. can't thank the Vautaw Family and the entire community enough to raising awareness to the disease of addiction and supporting HOH tremendously.

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