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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

Familylinks 5th Annual Recovery in the Community Day

Purpose:

To mark September as National Recovery Month and to celebrate individuals in recovery in the Pittsburgh area, while offering them the opportunity to connect with 25+ human service agencies and support resources in one location.

Who:

Fred Massey, Jr., CEO and President, Familylinks

De’netta Benjamin-Miller, Director of Behavioral Health, Familylinks

Individuals in recovery who will tell their story

Representatives from 25+ nonprofit agencies and community resources

What:

September is National Recovery Month, and individuals in recovery need ongoing support from a variety of agencies and resources to maintain a positive trajectory on their journey. By organizing Recovery in the Community Day, Familylinks brings those resources together in one location – i.e., Pgh. Community Food Bank, PERSAD, Job Corps, etc. – along with on-site counselors from Familylinks who offer private assessments and consultation for anyone.

When:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:

Familylinks, 401 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Enter at Vintage Senior Center)

Guests:

Expected attendance: 300+ members of the community

Interviews:

Individuals in recovery are available to be interviewed, including one person who now works at Familylinks with others who are in recovery.

Media: Please confirm intent to attend and expected time of arrival so we can accommodate your needs and reserve parking for you.

More Information:

Contact Diane Balcom at Familylinks at dbalcom@familylinks.org or by phone at 412-600-6176; arrangements can be made to interview individuals in recovery in advance of Sept. 10 or at the event.