Help Us Help Others

Help Us Help Others

The dog days of summer are here! Kids are off from school, and many of us look forward to a much-needed vacation. This time of year can bring a lot of excitement but also some wonder about what to do to fill those hot days and humid evenings; this is why we want to tell you what Rage Against Addiction is up to and how you can be part of our never-ending need for support. We all know someone who has been impacted by the devastation of addiction and we all know that communities need to rally together to end this epidemic of substance use disorder. But we cannot do this alone.

Our newest and biggest way to help us help others is through Harness. We have partnered with this platform to make it easy for you to contribute a one-time donation, recurring monthly donations, or round up your change, all from your phone. Each month, we will bring you a new campaign that explains a little about Rage, our programs, our mission, and how your donation is supporting those who need hope, help, and resources. You will also receive event details so you can be one of the first people to register for our many events throughout the year. Take a look at this unique platform, sign up, and become a member of our virtual family today.

September is National Recovery Month, and we like to celebrate anything and everything recovery-related! We invite you and your family to an afternoon of Basket Bingo where we can honor those in recovery, win unique prizes, and spend time with those in our community who want to spread hope that recovery is possible. Our event will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the American Legion Hall (500 North Hickory Avenue – Bel Air, MD 21014) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We are aiming for another sold out crowd! If you are a business owner, employee, or just want to be a bigger part of this event, please consider donating prizes for our baskets. Contributions may include, but are not limited to: gift cards to local restaurants, salons, or other activities; sports memorabilia, tools and household items, admission passes and tickets, or any themed basket(s) of your choice. Please email Wendy@RageAgainstAddiction.com to receive a letter detailing how you can become a prize donor. Tickets to play bingo are on sale now.

Our Amazon Wish List is all about making life easier for the women in our three sober living houses. It is stocked with household essentials that help create a comfortable and stable atmosphere where the women can focus on their recovery. By chipping in and donating to our wish list, you are giving these women direct support by making sure they have what they need to stay on track. It is a simple way to make a big difference in their lives, offering hope and a helping hand as they work toward a brighter, addiction-free future. Start your shopping here!

Unleash your inner creative child! Join the Rage Against Addiction team for a colorful evening at the Fallston Barrel House (2403 Bel Air Road – Fallston, MD 21047) on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Your participation directly aids individuals in their recovery journey from addiction. All proceeds from this event will benefit essential resources and support our sober living houses, ensuring the women that they have the encouragement needed to rebuild their lives. Your involvement goes beyond painting; it spreads hope. Please check out the event details here: Paint Night tickets

If you want to get out and enjoy a summer afternoon with your family, check out the Harford County Bayside Family Wellness Fair on Sunday, June 30th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Concord Point Park (352 Commerce Street – Havre De Grace, MD 21078). There will be resource tables, including ours, with information about positive mental and emotional well-being, and games, a bounce house, and painting for kids to explore. This event aims to bring awareness about the importance of mental health and to provide assistance to those who may be struggling. Mental health matters and you do too.

Christmas is about six months away, and while gift-buying may not be on your radar just yet, it’s never too early to start. Get ready for our upcoming Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple fundraisers, where you can shop for early Christmas gifts while supporting a great cause! These events are not just about finding fantastic kitchen products and delicious treats; they are also very easy opportunities to make a meaningful difference. Check our event calendar and social media pages for real-time information as we get closer to August and September.

As you can see, there are many ways to become a Rage helper. Whether you choose to donate to our campaigns or from our Wish List, participate in our events and fundraisers, volunteer your time, or simply help us spread hope for recovery and healing for families affected by addiction, you are making a sincere difference. Together, we can empower those on the path to a happier and healthier life, and help families feel heard and connected. We always aim to create positive changes and we always appreciate you. It takes a village and we would love for you to become a part of ours.


Read the Note on Matters of Mental Health by Wendy

Dear Supporters,

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your unwavering support over the past decade has been the cornerstone of our mission to provide awareness and support to those in need.

Because of your generosity and belief in our cause, we’ve been able to reach countless individuals and families, offering the resources, education, and support necessary for recovery. Your contributions have made a profound difference in the lives of many!

Thank you for standing with us, for your compassion, and for your commitment to making a positive impact. We look forward to continuing this journey together, building on the successes of the past ten years, and striving for an even greater future.

With Love,

Wendy


Wendy Beck, Rage’s Founder and Executive Director, makes many appearances in Conversations with Rich Bennett. These are podcasts about addiction, mental health, and recovery, and provide vital information on these important but often misunderstood topics. Listen in on what she and others in like-minded fields has to say. You can tune in from the comfort of your own home, on your way to and from work, or as you take a walk or workout in the gym.

Conversations with Rich Bennett is always providing listeners with diverse topics with “guests from all corners of the globe…who bring even more depth…Discover a new perspective on life with each episode of Rich’s captivating conversations.”

 


Our Event Calendar is always up-to-date on event times and details about registration information. Please keep coming back to see what we’ve added and how you can participate.


We serve locally but think globally. For counseling, or for addiction, substance abuse disorder, or mental illness treatment, please contact your area’s health department, county government, hospital, or law enforcement agency.

Addiction Connections Resource: A non-profit organization that assists with providing resources and support for addiction treatment and that educates the community about substance abuse disorder. Located in Fallston, MD. Please visit here or call 443-417-7810 for more information.

Ashley Addiction Treatment: An inpatient treatment center that personalizes clinical programs based on individual need. Located in Havre De Grace, MD. Please visit here or call 800-799-4673 for information about online and in-person meeting services.

Celebrate Recovery: A local support group for those with addictive behaviors. Located in Bel Air, MD and Joppa, MD.​

Mt. Zion Church (1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015): every Thursday at 5:45pm. Please visit here for more information about meetings.

Mountain Christian Church (New Life Center 1802 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD 21085): every Friday at 6:00pm. Please visit here for more details.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing): A local support group for those who have lost someone to addiction.

6:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church: 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information. The private national Facebook group is available. Please visit here to ask to join.

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center: A clinic that provides immediate care for mental health and addiction. Located in Bel Air, MD. Please visit here or call 410-874-0711 for information about services.

Loving An Addict: A local support group for family and friends of those in active addiction.

7:00pm on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church: 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information.

Voices Of Hope: An organization made up of people in recovery who advocate for behavioral health disorder prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources, who eliminate the stigma of addiction through outreach events and education, and who support all pathways of recovery including harm reduction and Narcan training. Located in Cecil County, MD. Please visit here or call 443-933-7055 for information about services.


Daughter’s House: Designed to assist women who are transitioning from substance abuse treatment to recovery; includes three Level II Maryland Certification of Recovery Residence (MCORR) sober living houses (Daughter’s House, Sister House, and The Cottage) located in Harford County, MD. Each house is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.

RAA ABC (After Baby Care): Empowering new moms in early recovery with postpartum care packages for mother and baby. Items are selected from a predetermined checklist for qualifying and referred families.

HALO (How to Live Without Our Addicted Loved One): An online grief support group specifically for those that lost loved ones to substance abuse. Click here to ask to join the private Facebook page. *Please read and answer the membership questions prior to joining.*


Wendy Beck: Founder and Executive Director

Rachel Bongiorno: Daughter’s House Program Director and Recovery Coach

Mia Ellis: Administrator and Board Secretary

Amanda Buddenbohn: Board of Directors President

Tara Kuzma: Board of Directors Treasurer

Rich Bennett: Board Member

Meredith Morris: Board Member

Jeff Pollard: Board Member