Project COPE Grief and Family Support Groups

Project COPE Guest Speaker Dr. Marsha Wiggins
Author of
From Heroin to Hope – Making Sense of the Loss of a Child

Dr. Wiggins will speak at the Delray Beach meeting on November 21,
and the Juno Beach meeting on December 5.

Dr. Marsha Wiggins is a professional counselor, author, educator, consultant, public speaker, and retired clergywoman. Dr. Wiggins is also a mother who lost her 26-year-old son to a heroin overdose. She knows both professionally and personally what it is like to experience this unique form of grief. Using grief and loss research and personal vignettes, Dr. Wiggins opens the door to healing for those suffering the agony of losing a child to addiction.

Parent Testimonial – Linda

“COPE is a meeting where I have learned to do just that – COPE. It is through this program that I was able to network and reach out to get help for my son.  I was able to pass on what I have learned to help others. COPE is a place where we can go and not be ashamed, embarrassed or judged. We can all learn about the disease of addiction and how not to let it ruin our lives.”  Read More Parent Testimonials 

Project COPE is a program designed to connect families who share the experience of a loved one who has died of an opioid overdose, survived an overdose, or are at high risk for overdose. Palm Beach County leads the state in opioid-related overdose deaths, with more than 600 recorded in 2017 alone and more than 5,000 total opioid overdoses recorded in 2016.

Families in the opioid crisis from across Palm Beach County are invited to connect at various locations across the county. Project COPE is an opportunity for you to express your needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. The meetings are free and open to the public with an advance reservation.

Please visit the grief and family support group near you.

Find a monthly gathering near you and let us know you are attending.