Live4Lali’s mission is to provide individuals, families, communities and organizations with awareness of the growing drug abuse epidemic and the importance of addressing mental health issues with compassion and concern to reduce the overwhelming stigma perpetuating this national problem. By offering our target audiences real life testimonies and evidence-based, strategic and effective drug, drug abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose prevention and harm reduction education and support, we can provide them with the appropriate tools to seek help or encourage others to do so. We also link our knowledge and experience with science and policy, in order to have significant change and impact.
Live4Lali provides a range of services to the community that directly reflect our mission including:
- Walk-in Clinic for Naloxone trainings, education, support and treatment navigation.
- We are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-9:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:30 – 3:00 PM. We are located at 3275 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 403B, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Park in front of Pediatric Health Care Associates, walk around the right side of the building and our office is on the left.
- Individual and family peer-to-peer support
- Consultations with volunteer mental health professionals who provide screenings, assessments and referrals.
- Community-wide implementation of comprehensive opioid awareness and overdose prevention strategies.
- SIBLINGS STRONG – our private online grief support group for people who have lost a sibling to a drug overdose – Facebook.com/groups/siblingsstrong
- “LIVE4YOU” – School-based learning experience catered to 6-9th grade students, parents and school staff. Our presentations feature interactive social emotional learning, current, honest and realistic information about drugs and their impact, and powerful testimonies from individual who have been personally touched by drugs, substance use disorder and other mental health issues.
- Community-focused learning opportunities via forums, panels and seminars utilizing subject matter experts and up-to-date information to shed light on a variety of drug trend and mental health-related issues concerning the public.
- “Helping” profession education experiences via customized training programs which feature our professional team of experts for mental health professionals, social service agencies, educators, medical professional, law enforcement, legislators, businesses, professional associations and beyond.
- Overdose prevention and harm reduction education to train opioid users and loved ones in the use of Naloxone, the opioid overdose antagonist, how drugs affect the brain and body, signs of use, intoxication and overdose, and how to appropriately respond to an overdose.
- Support groups for parents, siblings and friends of loved ones struggling with substance use and for those who have lost someone to drug overdose.
- Meetings for individuals in recovery from substance use and substance use disorder.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tax-deductible donations are appreciated.