In January of 2015, Kristin Harrison- an Easton parent – lost her young niece to a heroin overdose. Like many of her peers, the path to heroin started with the early use of alcohol and marijuana. The family struggled without local resources and feared judgment within the town. Simultaneously, Easton residents were using Facebook to discuss the issue. Many public commenters were misinformed about the realities of youth substance abuse. Kristin began a mission to educate others, initially through a Facebook page.
Over 4 years later, Easton Wings of Hope is recognized as the official youth substance use prevention coalition in Easton.