Run 4 Recovery
Run 4 Recovery is an organization that operates within Aurora Charter Oak and aims to save the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community. We serve those who are battling substance abuse and are in need of safe housing. The purpose of Run 4 Recovery is to raise money for sober living scholarships. These scholarships are a way to give people a safe place to live after leaving an inpatient hospitalization to increase the likelihood they continue treatment and can maintain their sobriety. Sober living homes provide housing, beds, food, and spiritual as well as emotional support to their residents. Run 4 Recovery is in its 16th year of operation and every year the number of scholarships we give continues to grow. Every year, the Run 4 Recovery team works to raise funds for our scholarships and this year, the big event in October is an 800-mile bike ride from Reno, NV back here to Covina to raise awareness and save lives through the money we raise on the way. As the “opioid crisis” continues to claim lives in record numbers, there has never been a greater need for basic recovery services. In 2021 alone, 12,000 people in California lost their lives to an opioid overdose. Run 4 Recovery scholarships mean the difference between living or dying to a person on their journey to recovery.
To learn more please visit the Run 4 Recovery website.
Drug Education for Schools in the Community:
With the rise of overdoses among students, drug education is more important than ever. Aurora Charter Oak Hospital is providing schools in our community education with of our certified Chemical Dependency Counselors who will share their experience and knowledge with students. The goal of this presentation is to educate students on the effects of drug use and its consequences. To learn more or to schedule a presentation for your school, contact Marissa Marquez, firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 232-0039
Aurora Charter Oak is proud to work closely with Law Enforcement agencies from surrounding areas. They trust us to care for the people they bring while they are able to support us when we need them the most. If you are a Law Enforcement officer and would like to learn more or provide feedback please contact, Marissa Marquez, Community Liaison at 626-214-2029.
Connection to Resources:
Our care team aims to connect all individuals discharging from our hospital with resources to ensure a successful reentry into the community. We work closely with community organizations and law enforcement to coordinate services such as homeless outreach groups and county programming. Our community partners work hard to support these individuals to decrease the likelihood of a rapid re-hospitalization.