Recovery happens in communities and neighborhoods where people live so they can access natural support systems and live a life of independence. September is National Recovery Month.
This family friendly event includes lunch, entertainment, and information. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Celebrate those in recovery and their families. Visit www.hopehouseaugusta.org for more information on this free community event.
Hope House, Inc., an Augusta non-profit that provides housing and services to women and children, will host its sixth annual Rally for Recovery on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Stevens Creek Church, Southpoint Campus.
Historically, intense social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent. Mass media depictions of people with addiction have filled this vacuum, reinforcing stereotypes about people with a preventable and treatable health condition. There are over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. They, their family members, friends and allies are building a grass roots social justice movement. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and the criminalization of addiction, and advance recovery-based solutions.
This event allows for public education and engagement in a strong and visual method – a picture is worth a thousand words – come SEE people in recovery. Rally for Recovery will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Stevens Creek Church, Southpoint Campus, on Peach Orchard Road. The event is family friendly, FREE, and open to the public.