T.J.’s Place of hope was founded shortly after 18-year-old T.J. Whitehead tragically took his own life in November 2005, after battling addiction throughout his teen years. T.J.’s Place of Hope was created as a safe place for teens and young adults (ages 12-25) to share their stories of addiction with peers – a place T.J. would have looked for during his own struggles.
T.J.’s Place of Hope offers several different ways to help teens, young adults, and their parents:
- gathering place for teens and young adults with similar struggles
- weekly meetings
- peer encouragement and re-enforcement
- discussions to identify choices, life skills, and how to build supportive relationships
- financial assistance for healthy alternatives
- resources for youth (and their families) for education and treatment
- a safe, confidential, and nurturing environment that encourages recovery
In March 2006, a tree was planted in memory of T.J. at the Arbors of Milford nursing home where T.J. worked.
If you or someone you know is between the ages of 12-25 and struggling with addiction or other destructive behaviors, please reach out to T.J.’s Place of Hope.
T.J.’s Place of Hope
85 East Franklin Street
Centerville, OH 45459
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