Strength And Hope For All

About Us

About Statement
The Keely Foundation was started in June of 2015 after my son passed away from a heroin overdose Oct 27, 2014. Community leaders and I felt that the Cherokee County Community needs to know about this epidemic, to be a support system for all involved in this crisis, and to bring our community together to help fight this fight of opiate/heroin addiction. We believe that this crisis effects all of us in some shape way or form. We all need to stand together.

I hope that we can help the ones that need it, encourage the ones that are in recovery, and bring awareness to this awful mess of heroin. We all need to all stand up, take our community back and keep our young people breathing and with a heartbeat. Thank you all for being a part of this journey. It has been the most gut wrenching thing ever, but I know this is what I am supposed to do and that God’s hand is in it. I know that we can all do this together!

Mission Statement
The mission of The Keely Foundation is to serve in our community in order to become a resource for opiate/heroin addiction awareness and education, and to be a resource–support system for the addict, the recovering addict, and their families. We will strive to remove the stigma associated with addicts and work to change the rehabilitation process to appropriately address the disease of opiate/heroin addiction.

• We believe that we can and will make a difference.
• We believe that the answer to opiate/heroin addiction is prevention/awareness .
• We believe that we must make heroin a public conversation.
• We believe that legislative changes need to be made to help the addict instead of punishing .
• We believe that the community and The Keely Foundation working together will save lives.