We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Jesus Christ is the Truth the Life the Way !
Effective June 1, 2019, PRO-ACT's Philadelphia Recovery Training Center has moved to the complex at 1701 W. Lehigh Avenue where the Recovery Community Center is located.Locating both programs in the same complex will provide PRO-ACT with opportunities expand on services offered in the recovery community, to work more collaboratively with our program partners, to be good stewards of available resources, and continue to provide Recovery Support Services that are responsive to community need.
The Resilience Project is calling everyone to come out Saturday June 15th from 9am-12pm for the Kensington Community Cleanup. Location TBD: Contact Marie Widmeier HERE for more details. PRO-ACT's Amends in Action Committee will be participating, along with many other PRO-ACT Volunteers!
Pictured is the May Cleanup - DBHIDS and PRO-ACT working together!
PRO-ACT's Recovery Walks! will be here before you know it! Register as a Walker, start a Team, or join an existing Team HERE.
*It is recommended that the leader of each team attend a Team Captain Training.
UPDATES for Individuals, Teams, Volunteers and Committees:
We are in full swing preparing to make PRO-ACT's 2019 Recovery Walks a bigger success than last year. If you are interested in organizing a Team for the Walk, come join us at a Team Captain Training and learn successful tips on team organization, leadership, fundraising and more! The first Team Captain Training will be held at the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center (1701 W. Lehigh Ave.) on Monday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m. Food will be served! Please contact Marie Widmeier HERE if you have any questions.
Recovery Walks! Volunteer Committees have started forming. Whether you have volunteered in the past, or are new to volunteering with PRO-ACT, joining a Recovery Walks! Committee is a must! There are many different Committees you can join. Contact Michelle Leister HERE or Marie Widmeier HERE if you are interested. We will have our first Committees Meeting and Sign-up on Monday, July 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the PRCC. Food will be provided.
PRO-ACT offers GED Assessment and Tutoring - Meet with our long-time Volunteer, Johnnie Young on Tuesdays 1 pm - 4 p.m., or Brad Meck and Chris Hopson on Saturdays 1 p.m.- 3:30 pm.
Did you know that PRO-ACT has joined with Philadelphia Police for the Police Assisted Diversion Program (PAD)? The program offers individuals who have been arrested for low-level drug offenses an opportunity to be diverted from the criminal justice system into behavioral, social and recovery supports services, as an alternative to arrest. Click HERE for more information! Espanol AQUI
Philadelphia Recovery Idol Is Auditioning now! Click HERE for the 2019 Schedule! The Winner of Recovery Idol will have the opportunity to perform live at Recovery Walks! 2019
Don't miss the fun on the last Friday of the month with Salsa Night! Come out for a home-cooked meal served by members of our Latino Committee and dance the night away! Last Friday of each month 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Latinos in Recovery Editorial
The recent edition of Coveringaddiction.com published a story about the assistance PRO-ACT gives to our Latino community. Read more about what the co-founding volunteers, Luis Ramos-Soto and Evan Figueroa-Vargas say, along with Volunteers Rodolfo Lopez and Edwin Hernandez! Read the Article Here
PEER FORCE is a team of Volunteers who provide education and resources, short term mentoring, and linkage to appropriate services when requested. Members began their outreach at a canvassing event on May 17th in Center City. We reached out and educated people in Love Park, Suburban Station Corridors, underground and above ground in the area!
A big shout out to those who helped make the event a success! Thank you for engaging those in need!
North Philly Town Hall on Hepatitis C & related issues:
HepCAP, Philly's citywide coalition dedicated to improving the continuum of hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis, care and support services, is holding their third regional town hall at PRCC on Thursday, June 20th at 6 p.m. Dinner will be provided!
All passionate providers, activists outreach workers, local politicians and community members who are interested in working together to save lives, reduce harm and improve health services are invited!
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACTvalues the many individuals in recovery, our friends and family in recovery, sponsors, and the five-county region in which we operate that has embraced our services. We are forward thinking in our approach and embrace all pathways to recovery. Employment opportunities exist in our Philadelphia, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery County locations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. and PRO-ACT Administrative Offices
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