What We Do
JCANS is helping give individuals with substance use disorder an opportunity to overcome their addictions and begin taking steps to life long recovery. JCANS is named after our son, Jonathan Cannon, and his handprint is our logo. Revolution. One Voice. One Heart. is a slogan we created to identify a revolutionary movement to see change in the war on substance use.
We don’t want another parent to find themselves where we are now sitting."
There is so much more to a persons life than just the beginning and end. You were a gift given to us, fearfully and wonderfully made by God. We want others to know that a person is not summed up by a single moment of good or bad on a time line, but by a kaleidoscope of moments making each person unique as a fingerprint. You enjoyed being know as our “California baby”. You were a happy completion to our family, the youngest of three sons. Maybe it was the California influence that marked you with your sweet smiling, laid-back, easy going personality. Those characteristics were magnets that endeared you to family and friends.
From your childhood years to adulthood you enjoyed learning about new things. Soccer, baseball, bowling, nintendo games, paintball wars, youth group, roller blading, football, golf, skateboarding, vintage muscle cars, disc golf, music, and culinary arts were all part of who you were. You grew to be a champion of the underdog, a strong protector of those you loved and a defender of the defenseless. Your sensitive nature made you deeply loyal to family and friends, brought you heart aches and a fierce passion to defend yourself and actions. We are so thankful for the 26 years we had together, but would be untruthful to say it was sufficient. You said on two occasions, you felt like you were supposed to help people and somehow we sensed that would come to pass but never through loss. Jonathan, you are helping people, because of you, a strong passion was birthed in our hearts to help individuals and families that have been touched by the substance use epidemic raging in our country.
Love you now, always and forever,
Mom and Dad
"When you look at substance use addiction it is in almost every neighborhood. I don't care how much money you have, how rich you are, what race you are, how young or old. this epidemic goes beyond all social, political and economic lines."
We are a advocate for Wilson County Substance Use Prevention Coalition, ROAR, N.C. Harm Reduction, Hope Alliance, Converting Hearts Ministries, Flynn Christian Fellowship Home, Oxford House, RC3, Wilson Mental Health, Clay Worrell Ministries, Eastpointe, Port Services, Walter B. Jones, Healing Transitions and NC Recovery Communities.
We also support the Wilson County Health Department through Health Director, Teresa Ellen’s leadership efforts to bring awareness and education through the Syringe Exchange Program and Naloxone distribution. These programs are in place to help those at high risk of HIV, HEP C and opioid overdose.
Fight For Our Kids
– The Wilson Times
A United Front
– The Wilson Times
Heroin Lives Here
– NC Health News
JCANS in Action
Awareness is the key and JCans has certainly done that for so many, including me. I believe JCans will save many families."
We are so proud of him and eternally grateful. God bless JCans and all that you do!"
Hope For Moms
2nd WEDNESDAY of Every Month
Hope For Moms is a support group for mothers of adult children with substance use addictions. We meet at 6:30PM every 2nd Wednesday of each month.Located at at the RC3 in Wilson, NC.
2860 Ward Blvd. Suite C
Wilson, NC 27893
Disclaimer: HOPE moms are not professional counselors. We share what we have learned through our personal experiences.
If you are navigating the challenges of helping a family member in active substance use, sober recovery or experienced the loss of a child due to a drug overdose, we offer you encouragement and a listening ear. Through confidential conversation you will find comfort knowing you are not alone.
HOPE is a faith based group, woven together with one voice and one heart. We share hurting hearts searching for hope and a place to heal. Together we find strength. We are a Standing Strong Sisterhood!
Rebecca Cannon 252.299.9055 and Ellen Thornton
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