Our original mission was and still is to help the families of those who have lost a child to heroin/opioid. We plan to achieve this through a series of support programs and other programs that will stop the problem at its source. As our organization has grown and we've had the chance to meet more and more families within the community that have been personally affected by heroin/opioids and the devastating effects is has on not only the user but also their family, friend, and society at large. Heroin/opioid abuse is not a private matter that only affects the user. This is a problem that affects society as a whole . We all bear the costs and consequences of heroin/opioid use in the form of economic and socioeconomic burdens that extend nationwide. The monetary costs and the raw effort exerted by community involvement prevention, treatment, and support programs through organizations like HERO are far less that what the current way of doing things is costing us. With the help and support of people like you we are striving to create a movement that will combat the spread of heroin/opioid use across America one city at a time. Currently HERO is involved in planning several programs that will prevent heroin use, provide treatment for current users, and support the families affected by this growing epidemic. HERO is a 501c3 non profit organization.