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Who we are

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, tools and support to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. We provide parents with one-on-one support through our Parent Helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), online live chat services and nationwide network of volunteer parent coaches. On our website,, parents can find resources and information to help them address substance use. Finally, we advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.

Why we need you

Our nation is in crisis. With overdose deaths still on the rise, we are losing 144 people a day; 1 in 4 teens report that they have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once, and 1,756 are using drugs for the first time each day. Our work as resource providers is more important now than ever.

How you can help

This is where you come in. We need your help to change the conversation and reduce stigma too often associated with addiction. Share your stories and experiences and work with us to raise both awareness and critical funds for families who need help.

What is Partners for Hope?

Partners for Hope is the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids network of families, friends, supporters, and advocates who champion our mission to help empower families. By creating a Memorial, sharing a Story of Hope or creating a Grassroots Fundraiser, you are supporting families in need of hope and healing.

What are Memorials?

Memorials are a special way to commemorate a loved one by creating a personal memorial in their honor. Not only is this a place for you to share their story and offer a space for your community to share memories, upload photos and make tribute gifts in lei of flowers; but you can also encourage others through your own fundraising efforts to honor your loved one’s life. Cyndi Glass, created Jeremy’s run in memory of her son and has raised more than $200,000 to date in his honor to help empower other families struggling with their child’s substance use. Commemorate your loved one and download our toolkit for next steps.

What are Stories of Hope?

Stories unite those touched by addiction – and offer hope to others. Stories of Hope is a place for you to courageously share your family's story of healing. This is also a space for you to celebrate and pay your encouragement forward by fundraising in honor of yours or your loved one's recovery. John Cawley shared his story of hope and is celebrating his recovery by raising funds for the Partnership’s mission and encouraging others through his experience. Celebrate recovery and check out our toolkit for next steps.

What is Grassroots Fundraising?

Family, friends, supporters and advocates of our mission can create their own unique fundraiser or events to raise critical funds to help support the families we serve. Whether you host a pancake breakfast, run, utilize your social media reach or a have a lemonade stand  like 10-year-old Julia did, you can make a difference. Get inspired and check out our toolkit for next steps.