Parachutes of Hope program receives $5000.00 Grant


Orchid’s home grown Mission in Chester county PA received a $5000.00 grant in 2014 to deliver our addiction eradication program some of the funds it needs to provide life saving counseling to young people unable to afford this critical service.

Parachutes was launched in 2013 by a single philanthropists dream to bring addiction services to an undeserved section of the adolescent population of his home county. His initial gift provided the much needed resources to help break the chain of substance subservience many adolescents, especially the poor, are afflicted with today.

In 2014 Chester county saw 24 overdose deaths, with victims ranging from 21 to 79 years old. Fourteen were men and 10 were women.
Although this may sound small when compared to the national numbers one death is to many and the Parachutes of Hope program is aimed at stopping addiction before it claims another life.

A statistic that often never gets reported is how many people have a “living death” relationship with drugs. They have no direction, no hope and no chance to become the person God intended. At parachutes they receive the treatment they need to break the habit that cheats them out of life.

The Parachutes of Hope program takes aim at disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 19 and puts them in a program of individual and group counseling that provides the guidance and discipline necessary to start a new life without drugs.

Services are delivered by the distinguished counselor and mentor; Lex Remillard.  Lex was honored by Caron Treatment Centers receiving the “Addiction Specialist of the Year” award in 2011. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of substance abuse including 8 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults.  Lex helps others through empathic motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), he is well known in the Chester County area for his nonjudgmental, unbiased and supportive counseling manner.



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