For this Impact Giving Circle, 20 participants donated $1,000 each, and CFWC contributed $30,000 from its unrestricted grant fund, creating a $50,000 pool for Giving Circle members to allocate to Westmoreland County nonprofits fighting addiction. In2017,Wadesays,LostDreamsAwakeninghelpednearly500people receivetreatmentorreferral.TheImpactGivingCirclefundingwillbeused totrainnewcertifiedrecoverycoachestohelpmeetincreasingdemandfor treatment services. According to CFWC Executive Director Phil Koch, key aspects of the ImpactGivingCirclearelearningandempathy.Participantsmetwithstaff fromWestmorelandCountyDrugOverdoseTaskForceandPreventionPoint Pittsburgh, who provided an in-depth look at how different organizations are fighting the opioid crisis, Koch says. “Even those of us who thought we understood the issue learned a lot. For example, Westmoreland County does not allow needle exchange programs, which can help prevent the spread of disease,” Koch says. “Our donorsgottohearhowPreventionPointPittsburgh’sneedleexchangeand other programs have had success in certain areas and ask why our county doesn’t allow similar programs.” FaithForwardprimarilyservesinfantsandchildrenwho,becauseoftheir parents’ drug use, are born into addiction. The organization also provides counseling and other services to parents and caregivers recovering from substanceaddiction,saysFounderandExecutiveDirectorDawnHennessey. FaithForwardisusingitsImpactGivingCirclefundingtorenovateadonated houseinLatrobewheretheorganizationprovideshousingtochildrenwhose parents or caregivers are in rehab facilities. A BOV E VonZell Wade (right), cofounder of Lost Dreams Awakening, speaks with Ethan Faybik. Wade uses his own experience with substance abuse to help others in recovery. Faybik is in recovery and says his favorite thing about not using is not having to lie all the time. RIGH T Every few months, people at Lost Dreams Awakening put together a photo board celebrating achievements. Most recently, the organization held a fashion show fundraiser, and participants are adding those photos to the display board. 12 CIRCLING UP SUPPORT