On Tuesday, December 2, charities, families, schools and many other organizations around the country and the world come together to celebrate generosity and to give back. This year The Council and PRO-ACT are launching our first ever peer-to-peer giving fundraising initiative and we are turning to you, as past and present supporters of recovery, to help us make this campaign a success.
This effort to generate support for recovery will allow us to continue to provide prevention, advocacy and recovery support to individuals and families wishing to access recovery or stop the inter-generational transmission of addiction in our community.
Research tells us that if an individual with a diagnosis of a substance use disorder (addiction) is supported and able to remain abstinent for 5 years, there is an 86% probability of life long recovery. A remarkable statistic when compared with other chronic illnesses!
Over the past year The Council’s Recovery Support/Recovery Management programs provided services to 2100 individuals to help them access and sustain life long recovery. Our Prevention early intervention programs provided services to 217 families to help them stop the inter-generational transmission of this disease to their children and 45 pregnant and postpartum women were served through our MOMS program helping to preserve the next generation. With your support we can do more!
Your investment in recovery embodies the spirit of the adage “we take care of our own” and with your help, we can continue to play a significant role to ensure the continuation and success of these vital services. In the links below you will find many ways to support recovery in this season of giving. Please join us.
Scrip gift card program: http://www.councilsepa.org/support/scrip/
Tree of Hope: http://www.councilsepa.org/events/tree-of-hope/
Giving Tuesday supporting our MOMS Program: http://www.councilsepa.org/cart/products/Donate-to-The-council/GivingTuesdayBucks.html
Beverly J. Haberle, M.H.S., L.P.C., C.A.C.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
Project Director, PRO-ACT