On behalf FOA Families of Addicts, words cannot suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your loved ones. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family. Thank you for thinking of FOA in such an emotional and difficult time.
Gabriel Paul Dailey ~ July 7, 1972 ~ September 15, 2015
Anthony Joseph Gonnella ~ July 15, 1974 ~ June 6, 2015
Victor Joseph Brinkman ~ April 1, 1970 ~ November 20, 2015
Joshua Barnett ~ September 30, 1982 ~ June 26, 2016
Travis Andrew Hampshire ~ April 13, 1985 ~ September 17, 2016
Shelby Zornes ~ December 4, 1995 ~ December 8, 2016
Colton Logan ~ May 1, 1992 ~ August 31, 2017
Thomas Kuntz ~ June 27, 1980 ~ September 28, 2017
Kevin “Robbie” Krug, II ~ July 3, 2018 ~ Forever Age, 35
Health A. Bailey ~ May 2, 1992 ~ May 23, 2018
Anna Ashleigh Cassel "Anna Mae" ~ July 6, 1991~ August 24, 2018
Morna Lunderman ~ July 20, 1950 ~ September 1, 2018
Heather Ann Drinkard ~ March 30, 1992 ~ March 31, 2019
Austin Frank Andrasik ~ November 24, 1990 ~ September 14, 2019
Donny Lee Bishop ~ December 25, 1980 ~ October 27, 2019
Hannah Porter ~ August 16, 2020 ~ Forever 20
Patti Jenkins ~ November 11, 1941 ~ March 6, 2021
Matthew Taylor ~ December 2, 1994 ~ January 27, 2022
FOA Foundation a 501c3 non-profit corporation
During the last year, Dayton, Ohio has been labeled the overdose capital of the United States. We are tragically losing 192 people a day in the U.S. to accidental overdose. The numbers are frightening. Parents are terrified; afraid to leave, afraid to come home, afraid to even answer the phone.
WE MUST SURVIVE ON THE FAITH AND HOPE THAT PEOPLE CAN AND DO GET BETTER.
FOA has a unique support system that focuses on success, hope and solutions. You are not alone.
FOA rebuilds families and transforms lives through the 3 E’s; Educate, Empower and Embrace. Through weekly support meetings in various Ohio counties, navigation, one-on-one phone support and outreach opportunities, FOA is a sought-after and respected resource in the Miami Valley. FOA is unique because we provide support for the entire family and advocate for individuals to find their face and voice, which is key to eliminating the stigma associated with addiction.
FOA is proving every day, that treatment is available and that people are getting better. See our stats here
FOA PROGRAMS and STRENGTHS
Weekly meetings for all who are affected or curious about addiction and recovery
Creates a culture of understanding, respect and compassion
Provide strategies for family support and obtaining and sustaining recovery
Create an atmosphere that promotes the sharing of lived experiences of addicts and those affected by addiction
Disband myths and negative stigmas about addiction and recovery
FOA helps to expose people that have found and are living in recovery by creating pathways to connect them
Encourage a culture of transparency through messaging and modeling
Advocating for recovery resources when a person does not have the ability to advocate for themselves
Act as advocate and liaison between the person and the resources
Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery
To unite the people and resources of the Miami Valley
Eliminate the stigma associated with addiction
Educate about addiction and recovery
Celebrate and show that recovery is possible and that it works!
Networking to build and maintain relationships with the (some under marketed) resources in our communities
Families are slow to find the proper resources with the current system, FOA fills that gap
Expedite recovery solutions and resource engagement
FOA is not financed by any treatment facility or resource, therefore our guidance is not influenced by funding or other assistance
FOA fills many of the gaps in our current system and improves the quality of life of those we touch. Because we know that you can't do it alone, we plan to continue growing and fighting for individuals and families affected by addiction.
Will you help us continue to work for this very important cause?
The FOA Mission
To educate, empower and embrace families, friends and individuals struggling with addiction by providing support and promoting recovery.
The FOA Vision
Become the model organization, empowering individuals and families along the continuum of addiction and recovery.
FOA Foundation Board Members
2021 FOA Board of Directors:
President: Sandy Woodruff
Vice President: Paul Wise
Treasurer: George Humerick
Secretary: Lori Yuppa
Executive Director: Anita Kitchen
Founder: Lori Erion