Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc.
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||P. O. Box 1527
Norwalk, CT 06852
||The Courage To Speak Foundation Inc., is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, whose mission is "to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free through fostering education and open communication about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.? Ginger Katz founded the organization in 1996, just months after her 20 year old son Ian James Eaccarino died of an accidental drug overdose. She and her husband Larry Katz pledged that they would do all they could to help prevent such a tragedy from befalling another family. Since then, Mrs. Katz has given nearly 1000 presentations reaching approximately 500,000 individuals ? young people and the adults who care about them. Ms. Katz also has authored a new book called the Sunny's Story. A book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers, and others.
Inspire and empower youth to decline the offer of alcohol and other drugs
Encourage every person to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction
Create a safe environment for an honest dialogue between parents and children about the danger of drugs
Support youth to find adults they can trust and confide in
Offer support for family members who have lost a child to substance abuse to come together and heal
Create a speaker's bureau consisting of individuals who's children lost their lives to substance abuse