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Resale from the Heart
704 N. Addison Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 721-5284


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Sat: 10-4p
Sun: 12-3p

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Welcome to My Child's Life Matters. A 501(c)3 charity confronting the opiate epidemic in as many communities as we can reach.

We operate a non-profit resale shop and a 12-step recovery program that is now open for business and accepting donations! All proceeds will go towards helping those who have fallen into the epidemic that is drug addiction. Help us save our community.

Together we can make a difference

Who We Are
My Child's life Matter's is an Illinois based, Not-For Profit Ministry founded in response to the tragic loss we have experienced when Kathy's son, John M. Allen, died at the age of 22, 4 days before his 23rd birthday, from a lethal drug induced homicide of fentanyl that included traces of heroin and cocaine. We buried John on his 23rd birthday still reeling from the shock of what was happening.

We are here to try and create hope for those who feel like they have none. Whether you can relate to our loss, or you are the one gripped by the bondage of addiction, we are prayerfully attempting to create a safe place for you to share your experiences or ask questions from a non-judgemental community. We are in the very early stages of conception and have many thoughts and ideas about how to confront this deadly epidemic. We have decided to dedicate the rest of our lives to combating addiction and giving a voice to the families who are affected by it's brutal wake. The pain and destruction that result from the actions of an active drug user are impossible to understand by those who have not experienced it first hand.

We are here, if for no other reason, to tell you that you are not alone.

We are also here to inform.

Combined drug intoxication (CDI), also known as multiple drug intake (MDI) or lethal polydrug/polypharmacy intoxication, is an unnatural cause of human death. CDI is often confused with drug overdose, but it is a completely different phenomenon. It is distinct in that it is due to the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, whether the drugs are prescription, over-the-counter, recreational, or some other combination. Alcohol can exacerbate the symptoms and may directly contribute to increased severity of symptoms. The reasons for toxicity vary depending on the mixture of drugs. Usually, most victims die after using two or more drugs in combination that suppress breathing, and the low blood oxygen level cause brain death.

Not enough people are held responsible for all the drug induced homicides that occur in today's time. We offer our full support with the police and won't rest until we find justice for those accountable.    
  
Drug Induced Homicide

(720 ILCS 5/9-3.3)

Unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another, and any person’s death is caused by the injection, inhalation, absorption, or ingestion of any amount of that controlled substance.

We know drug induced homicides occur daily. Often times, one supplier can be linked with multiple different homicides. Thats what we want to stop. We want to help take those responsible for drug induced homicides off the streets so no one else has to embrace the loss of their loved ones. 

We offer a safe space for people to discuss the issues related to being close to someone who is struggling. Parents, siblings, friends, spouses, etc. We know from experience that this is a deep and wide subject reaching into the very depths of peoples hearts and souls. The same rules apply to these discussions as the fore mentioned. At the same time, we hope you will give each other the respect you would give to your own mother or wife. We are not in the position to offer proffesional advice and cannot be responsible for what an individual may suggest or say. Our main hope is to create an environment where people can share honestly and get honest responses. Remember that we are a Christ centered ministry and any advice or suggestions given by us will come from this perspective unapologetically.

We are in the process of networking with like minded individuals to come up with a plan to reach out to the community, so suggestions are welcome. We are not opposed to programs such as AA or NA, however, we believe that without God in the center of recovery, there can be no real change. We have seen many, many people attempt to go this road alone only to end up a statistic. It is hard enough with Christs help, it is impossible without. We are trying to make this truth available through a Christ Centered 12 step Program which is being put together as we speak. We do not intend to reinvent the wheel here, only to get it rolling.