The Peoria County Coroner's Office is proud to work closely with a variety of advocates, organizations, and businesses within the Peoria area to help promote awareness and education on topics relating to the work we do on a daily basis.
The Gift of Hope organization coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides services to families of donors throughout portions of Illinois and Indiana. To learn more about the process of organ and tissue donation, please visit their website at www.giftofhope.org.
Based in Peoria, Illinois, the JOLT Foundation was founded by Blake and Dr. Tamara Olt after the death of their teenage son, Joshua, from an accidental heroin overdose. The JOLT Foundation aims to provide education and resources on Naloxone distribution, overdose prevention, and harm reduction. www.joltfoundation.org
The Peoria Recovery Project is an ongoing project aimed at helping those who struggle with substance use disorder and other mental health disorders. The Peoria Recovery Project works to provide resources, education, advocacy, community, and health to anyone struggling with addiction, as well as their families and loved ones. For more information, visit their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/peoriarecoveryproject.
Whitney's Walk for Life is a local fundraising event held annually on the last Saturday in July. Whitney's Walk for Life was created to increase awareness about the the importance of suicide prevention. depression awareness, and mental health access and education. In 2019, Coroner Jamie Harwood was named Honoree Chairperson for the event.