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About Us

Our Team has a Passion to Make a Meaningful Impact on the Opioid Epidemic.

What is R.E.A.L.? Why is it our name? How do we live it?

Relational, Empathetic, Authentic and Loving

These four qualities are the missing link to a world where people have support instead of shame. We believe that it is the key to building trauma resiliency and to decrease the amount of negative self-medicating that is leading to addiction and opioid overdoses.

To live R.E.A.L. is to always keep building relationships with empathy, authenticity and love in the forefront of every decision. 

Live R.E.A.L. Foundation will advocate, education and inform communities on the connections between trauma and substance use through support groups, community events and education programs and seminars.
The mission of Live R.E.A.L. Foundation is building a network of community resources to increase trauma informed resiliency skills by teaching the dangers of mental illness and substance use stigmas, the vulnerability around cyber use, the truth about new millennial drugs, and training individuals on opioid overdose death prevention. The vision of Live R.E.A.L. is to see a significant decrease in death due to mental illness and drug use in Rockford, Illinois & Metro Communities by the end of 2026.

Since our launch in 2021, the team at Live R.E.A.L. Foundation has worked tirelessly to promote our cause. We are fortunate to have volunteers from all walks of life who bring their unique expertise and resources into everything we do. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.While there is always more that can be done, there is no doubt that we are making a significant impact. We have trained over 270 people distributing over 700 doses of Narcan. We have talked with thousands of people about how opioid deaths do not discriminate. We have met hundreds of people that share a common sorrow of losing a loved one to this senseless epidemic. 
Contact us and we will discuss how

you can become part of the difference.


Awareness & Advocacy

Training & Education

Naloxone Distribution
-Block by Block Initiative-

Pop - Up Naloxone Trainings

Community Opioid Education Classes


Occupational Training on
Workplace Risks of Addiction

Support Building Community

Livin' R.E.A.L. with Grief support group

Connecting People with Resources

Community Collaborations

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