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Familylinks Celebrates National Recovery Month with Annual Recovery in the Community Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:

Fred Massey 412-343-7166

Diane Balcom 412-600-6176

 

Familylinks to celebrate National Recovery Month With Annual Recovery in the Community Day Event

Pittsburgh, PA, September 9, 2010 … Familylinks will mark National Recovery Month by hosting the agency’s 5th Annual Recovery in the Community Day for Allegheny County from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 10, 2010, at 401 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Recovery in the Community Day is free, open to the public, and features a number of resources available to those who are in recovery or ready to start their recovery journey. Familylinks staff from the agency’s Recovery Support Center will be joined by more than 20 other community providers including POWER, Sojourner House, Wesley Family Services, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and others who will be on hand to answer questions and provide support. Guests will be treated to free food, prizes, refreshments, children’s activities, and more.

Frederick A. Massey, Jr., President and CEO of Familylinks, stated, “As part of our mission to support individuals as they work to become ‘Strong. For Life,’ we recognize that addiction affects families at every level – emotional, financial and physical. We hope the community will attend and observe how Familylinks dedicates our efforts to addressing the needs of individuals and families as a whole.”

For more information concerning Recovery in the Community Day or Familylinks’ full roster of family-centered services, contact Diane Balcom at 412-600-6176 or dbalcom@familylinks.org. You may also visit our website, www.familylinks.org.

 

About Familylinks

Familylinks provides a continuum of services that address multi-dimensional and complex needs, with the goal of helping individuals and families become whole, strong, independent and productive. Familylinks serves more than 11,000 people annually through its service locations throughout southwestern PA. The agency delivers a wide array of short- and long-term services that benefit children, youth, adults, seniors and families including in-patient/out-patient alcohol and drug use treatment, individual and group counseling, supportive housing, senior services, street outreach, and emergency shelter. It provides each of its clients with a compassionate response designed specifically to deal with their own, distinct challenges. Familylinks' provides these critical services in three broad areas: Behavior Health Services, Community Support Services, and Youth and Family Services. For more information, visit www.familylinks.org.