Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Philadelphia Recovery Community Center organizing street cleaning on Jan. 21, 2013


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. —Dec. 12, 2012 — The Philadelphia Recovery Community Center (PRCC) seeks volunteers to help clean the streets of North Philadelphia on MLK Day, Jan. 21, 2013, a national day of service commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The cleanup is a community service project of PRO-ACT’s Amends in Action committee.

“For individuals in recovery, a day of service is an opportunity to make living amends by giving back to the community,” said Cheryl Poccia, volunteer coordinator for PRCC. “Our street-cleaning project is becoming an annual tradition here at the center, and we welcome community members to join us.”

Volunteer cleanup crews are deployed from the center, which is located at 1701 W. Lehigh Ave., Unit 6, in North Philadelphia. Last year’s cleanup efforts began at 8 a.m. and ran until 1 p.m.

The center also seeks donations of brooms, shovels, rakes, trash bags and gloves, as well as food items for the volunteers.

Interested volunteers should contact Stacie Leap, chair of PRO-ACT’s Amends in Action committee, at 215-385-3131 or email

About Philadelphia Recovery Community Center
Established in 2007, PRCC is a collaboration between Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services. Programs and services include peer-to-peer recovery coaching, life skills workshops, housing and credit information sessions, health and nutrition programs, discussion groups, drug- and alcohol-free social activities and more.  

PRO-ACT is the regional nonprofit organization working to mobilize and rally individuals in recovery from addiction, as well as their families, friends and allies in a campaign to end discrimination, broaden social understanding and achieve a just response to addiction as a public health crisis. PRO-ACT is hosted by The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania.

About The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. is a private nonprofit prevention, education, advocacy, and intervention organization, providing a wide range of services to families, schools, businesses, individuals, and the community. Founded in 1975, The Council serves the Southeast region of Pennsylvania and is a member of a nationwide network of National Council on Alcoholism and DrugDependence Affiliates. The Council has offices and Recovery Community Centers in Doylestown, New Britain, Bristol, and Philadelphia. For help with alcohol, tobacco or other substances, or for information on the disease of alcoholism and addiction, call 800-221-6333, toll-free, 24-hours a day. For more information, visit

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