Focusing on Fighting Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
One family’s tragedy turned into a mission to proactively reach out to young people and educate them about the dangers of substance abuse, including the increasing instances of opioid addiction. Through education and awareness programs, The Palmetto Foundation works to increase awareness and support recovery in our communities.
To save youth from the devastating effects of substance abuse and addiction by inspiring and empowering them to make resilient choices that will benefit them throughout their lives.
To foster a significant reduction of substance abuse and addiction rates, especially those resulting in opioid-related deaths, across South Carolina.
Chase Loveless died of an opioid overdose on January 22, 2014. He was a tall, strong, smart young man with great potential. His parents wanted that potential to live on, and their energy and initiative evolved into the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery – a grassroots group of ordinary citizens who want to positively impact those struggling and living with opioid addiction and recovery.
We engage in efficient, professional work and best practices in the prevention, intervention and recovery fight against the opioid crisis.
Board Vice President
Dr. Akil Ross
Pastor Ben Sloan
Dr. Jim Hayes Sr.