Saturday, March 30, 2013


 Penn Foundation Offering Grief Support Group for
Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Substance Use

The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. Meetings are held in Penn Foundation's Library (use Dayspring Entrance; click HERE for directions). The group is free, and no registration is required. 
"Parents of children who have died due to substance use are a unique group of people with unparalleled grief and unprecedented need," says Sister Mary Julia McKenzie, Recovery Center Chaplain. "We provide support to these parents so they may find comfort in each other and a pathway to healing. We find that these grieving parents heal more quickly when in a supportive environment where they can share with other parents who have experienced the same thing." 
For more information about this group, contact Sister Mary Julia McKenzie at 267.404.5099 or
Penn Foundation offers many other group enhancement opportunities. To view a complete list of groups, click HERE

Recovery Center Offers Free Addiction
Education Program Every Sunday
The Community Education program is offered free-of-charge to all family members and friends of Penn Foundation clients as well as interested members of the public. It is held every Sunday from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at the John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center (807 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville).

The goal of Community Education is to provide education about the disease of addiction. It is designed to assist participants in understanding how substance abuse affects family members and friends of individuals who are abusing drugs or alcohol. Information is shared through lectures and group discussions.

For more information, contact Sister Mary Julia McKenzie at 267.404.5099 or

 Family Consultation Program Provides Support and Advice for Families Who Don't Know What to Do

The Family Consultation program is designed to assist individuals who have identified family members or other loved ones struggling with alcohol or substance use, including problem drinking and abuse of prescription medications, and don't know what to do about it.

A trained substance abuse counselor will meet with the family or significant others to discuss the specific situation and needs and will offer options for confronting the problem and engaging the user in treatment.

For more information, call the John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center at 215.257.9999.

Penn Foundation Part of New 2-1-1 Health and
Human Services Directory Unveiled by the
United Ways of Southeastern Pennsylvania
The United Ways of Southeastern Pennsylvania have unveiled a new, comprehensive Health and Human Services Directory - - to help more people more effectively find the help they need.

This directory includes resources such as food banks, shelters, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, financial assistance, job training, home healthcare, transportation, childcare, after school programs, summer camps, disaster relief organizations, and much more.

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