What People Are Saying...
"I have known Martha King for the past 36 years. She is a woman of strong conviction and character. For many years, she has been contacting local families to assist with proper disposal of outdated or unused prescriptions. Most recently, she became involved in a program of Education and Awareness to prevent children from becoming involved in drug abuse and to make them and their families aware of the tremendous impact that drug addiction causes.
"Martha King participated and completed the coursework required to gain the Pennsylvania Certification Board's (PCB) Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential in 2011. Martha emulates an understanding of addictive disease that supersedes many professionals currently working in the field of human/social services, which is an invaluable asset when working in any capacity throughout our local communities. Martha is hard working, gifted, and committed, to all individuals and families seeking healing and transformation from substance-use disorders. She comprehends the often-devastating frustration and infliction on families who lack support and treatment services, and the impact this often has on generations to follow. Her innovative program, Guiding Hearts with Hope, provides an appropriate venue for optimism and restoration. I would recommend support for her and her agency in any capacity."
"I thank God for Martha King and her team of leaders in the putting so much effort into making this awareness to recovery possible. The world is brighter by the rainbow they bring to this very tough life called addiction. May God shine His grace to all that have come forward to give of their time for Guiding Hearts with Hope. May their strong beliefs always inspire others to believe and most of all to find recovery."
"I have known Martha King and the Guiding Hearts with Hope Organization since 2011 and of her efforts to organize Drug Take-Back events in the Hanover area for three years. I am working with her at the present time in the formation of a York-Adams Pharmaceuticals Stewardship Alliance (YAPSA) as part of Penn State Extension education and outreach promoting water quality. Martha King, through the Guiding Hearts with Hope Organization is providing leadership in identifying and assembling key organizations in the community to promote proper disposal of pharmaceuticals.
"It is my professional pleasure to advocate for Martha King and Guiding Hearts with Hope organization. For several years this organization has been dedicated in providing education to the Hanover community on issues relating to substance abuse and addiction disorders. There have been numerous occasion in which our office has referred constituents to Guiding Hearts with Hope, whereupon they received vital information and support. Recently this organization took a proactive approach by collaborating with local agencies bringing awareness to the residents about prescription drug abuse."
"Martha King has a calling in life and I believe that her purpose here on this earth is to help others. She started a support group for families in recovery affected by substance abuse and addiction. She is very educated and believes that everyone deserves a second chance in life. She has compassion for her fellow neighbor and will always help in the healing process of those who's loved ones are traveling down the hard path in life. Martha has also brought the "Take Back Medicine" program to the Hanover area. She contacted the proper authorities to organize and to make sure that old and unused prescriptions can be removed from the home and discarded so that they are not accessible - and get into the wrong hands. This is now part of a yearly event.
"Martha's leadership skills are a result of a strong personal mission, something for which she is dynamically passionate. She continues to reach out to help those who have fallen prey to addiction. She has brought awareness to the forefront and has helped to pioneer causes in our area such as the Take Back programs, in which medications can be safely disposed and the creation of *YAPSA (York-Adams Pharmaceuticals Stewardship Alliance). She truly cares about eradicating drug abuse and she treats those who are addicted and their families with respect. *YAPSA is a diverse group of stakeholders from York and Adams Counties consisting of pharmacies, law enforcement, Guiding Hearts with Hope, the Watershed Alliance of York, Penn State Extension and the York County Solid Waste Authority, to name a few. They are committed to protecting our environment and its inhabitants from the impacts of improper management of pharmaceuticals.