Chris Herren Partnership

10/22/2018 Sussex County Health Coalition.

BRINGING A MESSAGE OF HOPE in the fight against the Opioid Epidemic
Over 650 community members attended the September 11 Chris Herren event at Crossroad Community Church along with Lt. Governor Bethany Hall Long, Representatives Daniel Short and Ruth Briggs King, and Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent to hear Mr. Herren’s inspiring message of HOPE… HOPE in recovery, HOPE for families and HOPE for continued health and sobriety.
What began as Seaford Goes Purple, quickly became Sussex Goes Purple, Kent Goes Purple and NOW…

Delaware Goes Purple! The entire state is rallying around this critical initiative in support of those who are suffering. The Sussex County Council, The House of Representatives and The State of Delaware have all drafted official Proclamations in support of this paramount initiative:

  • "Whereas, Delaware, like other states across the nation, is seeing firsthand the effects of the opioid epidemic, with 345 drug overdoses occurring in the state in 2017, 64 of which occurred in Sussex County; ...Project Purple is hoping to reverse these statistics by launching the Seaford Goes Purple, Sussex and Delaware Goes Purple initiatives under the direction of the Sussex County Health Coalition.” Sussex County Council Proclamation
  • "Awareness and education are the key factors in combating this horrible epidemic that kills more people than cars, guns, and falling per year as reported by the CDC.” House of Representatives Proclamation
  • "Whereas, local businesses, establishments and religious institutions will turn the community purple … to take a stand against substance abuse.” Office of the Governor Proclamation

Sussex County Health Coalition Updates

The Coalition is Growing


As we consistently thrive to help our partners grow, we wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on the growth we have enjoyed for the first and second quarters. From January 2018 to June 2018 we have added 70 new partnering agencies with 121 new members. - READ ARTICLE

Meet Monica Washburn


After being diagnosed with Lupus, Monica felt the need to find something that would bring some calmness to her life and to help her to escape for a moment. Over ten years ago, a friend introduced Monica to yoga, and at the end of her first practice, - READ ARTICLE

Lifelong Literacy is Key


In this fast-paced, ever changing world, having a strong literacy foundation and basic educational competencies is absolutely necessary to life-long success. Individuals who are lacking literacy skills will be held back at every stage of their life - READ ARTICLE

Expanding Wellness


Over the last seven years the Sussex County Health Coalition’s mission has been to assist local businesses in the promotion of health and wellness amongst their employees. Worksite Wellness programs cultivate healthy workforces and positively impact health care costs - READ ARTICLE

Meet The Funder


The Welfare Foundation is a private Delaware-based nonprofit organization that uses the income generated from its assets to make philanthropic grants that promote the social welfare of people and communities across the state of Delaware - READ ARTICLE