Following the loss of our only child, Dean "DJ" Ashenfelder, Jr. we started a Facebook page to raise awareness of the dangers of illicit fentanyl A few months later that grew to a non profit organization sharing information and finding ways to keep our son's voice alive. We feel his death can be a wake up call to the many who think it can't happen to me or my child. We work to erase the stigma surrounding Substance Use Disorders. The fentanyl crisis is huge and does not discriminate. All kids and adults are at risk as long as this poison remains in the country. We hope to build a resource map for anyone needing help with SUD and look for opportunities to share resources with those looking for solutions. Visit us at djswish.org and Join Our Team.
Whether it’s in the workplace or in the community, we teach the listening and communications skills necessary to connect with people you don’t know or don’t understand. Then we provide opportunities for you to use those skills—through story collecting projects and story share events—to connect with your neighbors across the city.Last year, we brought more than 1,000 Bostonians together in this way, from middle school students in East Boston to bank employees in Back Bay to people coming home from prison.