Q. I just lost my loved one and I don’t know what to do with myself.
A. We are truly heartbroken that you have found yourself on this journey. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is find others that know exactly how you are feeling. Support from others that have experienced the same loss is critical in navigating life without your loved one. We have included links to several wonderful grief support groups in our “Resource” section, and encourage you to connect with them.
Q. My loved one is currently suffering with an addiction. Is there a support group for my family?nother question here?
A. Yes, there is! Links to those groups can be found in our “Resources” section. NEVER lose HOPE!
Q. What is stigma?
A. Stigma is defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.”
Q. Who are the people on the Can You See Me Now banners?
A. Each banner has 150 beautiful photos of someone who lost their life to Overdose or Fentanyl poisoning.
Q. Who can submit a photo to the Can You See Me Now banners?
A. To respect the privacy and grief of families, we ask that only family members submit photos.
Q. How can I get my loved one’s photo to the Can You See Me Now banners?
A. To submit a photo to the banners, please join the private Can You See Me Now Facebook group. In order to join, please answer all of the membership questions. Once your membership has been approved you will be able to submit your loved one’s photo by posting as you would on your personal Facebook page. Please make sure that your photo is of good quality and graphic free. Please also include their name, sunrise and sunset dates, along with their hometown. You won’t see your post right away as they remain pending until added to a banner.
Q. Are the banners available for purchase?
A. Yes. Please visit our store for more information.
Q. Where are the Can You See Me Now banners displayed?
A. The banners are purchased by individuals and groups from across the nation. When notified that a set is being displayed, we will add the information to our “Calendar of Events”.
Q. How do I notify you that I will be displaying the banners at an event?
Q. What types of events display the Can You See Me Now banners?
A. The banners are used in every area of advocacy to stop stigma and raise awareness to the number of people losing their lives to overdose and Fentanyl poisoning.
Q. If I donate to Hope Movement Coalition, how is the money spent?
A. We help families affected by substance use disorder in a number of ways, including but not limited to, helping offset the cost of funerals, providing scholarships for long term recovery programs, assisting families at Christmas and special occasions provide gifts to children affected by a parents substance use disorder or passing, and providing blessings bags to individuals in a recovery program that are unable to go home (or do not have a home to go to) for the holidays. When special needs arise, our board meets to determine if Hope Movement Coalition can meet that need.
We encourage donors to choose how they would like their donation used. If a donation is made “In Memory” of a lost loved one, we include a note to the recipient so they know whose family made the gift possible.