I am so excited and honored to serve alongside Jennifer Klein Ayers as we use our advocacy skills to raise funds and awareness for Nexus Recovery Center with Attorneys Serving the Community this year! The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial instability and stressors that have negatively impacted mental health and resulted in increased substance use and relapse rates--including a 41% increase among women with respect to heavy or binge drinking since March 2020. And provisional data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics indicates a 35% increase in estimated overdose deaths from opioids during the 12-month period ending on April 2021. The need for Nexus Recovery Center's services has never been greater. Please join us this year in supporting such an important mission--helping women and families striving to live healthy, resilient lives--and reach out about how to get involved!