Bucks County shop used unique approach for those battling addiction

Kim Glovas
May 19, 2018 - 12:22 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The heroin overdose epidemic is being confronted head on by a thrift shop in Bucks County, and the grand opening is Saturday.

It's called Hope ReStored, and it's operated by the non-profit Hope Against Heroin.

Founder Kim Hogan says proceeds from the shop on West Broad Street in Quakertown, benefit those fighting heroin addiction, and the costs that they face trying to get their lives back.

"I know this because my son was in his active addiction for five years, and that's how I ended up starting Hope Against Heroin and I saw the barriers and I figured we had to help these kids," she said.

Hogan says the money raised by the shop helps pay for treatment, transportation to treatment and work, clothing, food, and any other expenses that come up on the road to recovery.

She says 300 people have been helped by Hope Against Heroin, and she expects that number to increase.