The Patrick William Roche Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sponsoring those battling drug addiction. Our goal is to financially and emotionally support those struggling and guide them to treatment and recovery.
In addition to providing support to those in need, our mission also includes educating youth about the real dangers of drugs, addiction, and the path that leads up to it. We want to create awareness and provide a resource missing in so many communities.
Patrick William Roche was an icon of the neighborhood, a friend that you could always count on growing up. He was born on May 4th 1982 as the youngest of 6 siblings, raised on the southside of Chicago by a Chicago Firefighter and a Chicago Public School teacher. He attended Catholic grammar school and high school and was extremely athletic and smart. He loved his family and his family loved him. Pat had a contagious laugh and was loyal to those he cared for, always putting a smile on your face. There are so many that can claim every good memory of their childhood and young adult hood with Pat in the story. It is still very hard to accept that Pat fell victim to this terrible disease called drug addiction. He was one of the strongest people going, a southside kid that somehow got wrapped up in this disease.
On September 22, 2018 - Patrick William Roche died of an overdose and lost the battle to drug addiction. Knowing him, there is not much you wouldn't give to get him back. His death serves as a reminder that it can happen to anyone.
Please donate if you can and help us make a difference in Pat's name. This is the next chapter of his life story... this is his legacy. This foundation will give others a second chance and the strength of Patrick William Roche will live on forever.