Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Recovery in Our Communities
November 18, 2014 

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We Take Care of Our Own
On Tuesday, December 2, charities, families, schools and many other organizations around the country and the world come together to celebrate generosity and to give back.  This year The Council and PRO-ACT are launching our first ever peer-to-peer giving fundraising initiative and we are turning to you, as past and present supporters of recovery, to help us make this campaign a success.
This effort to generate support for recovery will allow us to continue to provide prevention, advocacy and recovery support to individuals and families wishing to access recovery or stop the inter-generational transmission of addiction in our community.  

Research tells us that if an individual with a diagnosis of a substance use disorder (addiction) is supported and able to remain abstinent for 5 years, there is an 86% probability of life long recovery.  A remarkable statistic when compared with other chronic illnesses! 

Over the past year The Council's Recovery Support/Recovery Management programs provided services to 2100 individuals to help them access and sustain life long recovery.  Our Prevention early intervention programs provided services to 217 families to help them stop the inter-generational transmission of this disease to their children and 45 pregnant and postpartum women were served through our MOMS program helping to preserve the next generation.  With your support we can do more!

Your investment in recovery embodies the spirit of the adage "we take care of our own" and with your help, we can continue to play a significant role to ensure the continuation and success of these vital services.  In this newsletter you will find many ways to support recovery in this season of giving. Please join us.

With gratitude, 

Beverly J. Haberle, M.H.S., L.P.C., C.A.C.
Executive Director
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
Project Director, PRO-ACT

Scrip Holiday Gift Cards!

This holiday season The Council would like to make your holiday gift card shopping a little easier. We're pleased to be participating in the Scrip Fundraising Program that works while you shop! 

By purchasing your gift cards through The Council a percentage of all gift cards sold will go directly to The Council at NO additional cost to you! They're the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in the scrip program including Bed Bath & Beyond, Gap, iTunes, The Home Depot, Starbucks, and many, many more.  Let us be your one-stop-shop for all of your holiday gift cards!  For more information on our Scrip program click here.

Print and complete the 
Scrip Order Form to order your gift cards today!  Orders are due by Dec. 9, 2014 and cards will be available Dec. 17.   


On Tuesday, December 2, 2014#GivingTuesdayBucks gives you the chance to contribute to the great work being done to make Bucks County a healthier, stronger, and better community for all. 

Please join this celebration of generosity by donating to The Council on Dec. 2. Your donation will directly support our MOMS Program to help the pregnant and recently pregnant (within one year) substance user or addict stop using and find recovery. The number one goal of the MOMS program is a healthy mother and child.

Your generous donation will allow MOMS to support their clients with basic needs that they do not have the financial resources to have.  This may include baby formula, baby food, diapers, a winter jacket for their baby, a car seat or stroller.  

"Since having a MOMS case manager I have grown a great deal, learned a significant amount, been motivated for positive change and I truly appreciate all the help I have received.  I enjoy, appreciate and greatly value all that MOMS has done for me."  - service recipient 

Placing Ornaments
Since 1990, The Council has been extending invitations to the community to decorate the "Tree of Hope" with personalized ornaments bearing the names of those who have lost their lives to addiction or to celebrate and honor a life gained in recovery. Each ornament placed on the 18-foot evergreen is a representation of the hope of recovery from addiction. 

Join us Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:30 pm at Bucks County Court House Lobby, Doylestown, PA. Click here for more info. 

Support The Council with eScrip! 

EScrip is a convenient way to contribute to The Council just by registering your credit/debit/rewards card! Participating merchants will make contributions to The Council based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered. It's that easy! Visit www.escrip.com  for more information. Please consider registering your cards for "The Council SEPA."  Click here to sign up!   

Recovery Enhancement Classes at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, 19132. 10 week course running Thursdays Nov. 20 - Feb. 12 from 5 - 7 pm.  Various topics.  Call 215-223-7700 to register. Space is limited.   

Overdose Education & Prevention Advisory Board Meeting - at The Council, Dec. 9, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, 252 W Swamp Road, Unit 12, Doylestown. Contact David at 215-230-8218 x3162 or email for more information. 

Gateway to Work every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am at SBRCC, 1286, Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or email for more information.


Recovery Mentor Training - open to all volunteers!  Nov. 20 from 9 am - 4 pm SBRCC, 1286 Veterans Hwy, Suite D6, Bristol, contact Karen at 215-788-3738 x100; Nov. 24 & 25 at PRTC from9 am - 4 pm, 444 N 3rd St., Suite 307, Philadelphia 19123, contact John at 215-923-1661. 
Committee Meetings

Recovery Walks 2015 Planning Committee, at PRTC, December 1, 6 - 7:30 pm

Volunteer for The Council/PRO-ACT !!

Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators:
Central Bucks:  Email or call Rick at 215-345-6644
Southern Bucks:  Email or call Karen at 215-788-3738 x100
Philadelphia: Email or call She-Ria at 215-233-7700 or Email John or call 215-923-1661 
Chester, Delaware and Montco: Email or call John at 215-923-1661
PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! Committees: Email  or call John at 215-923-1661
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