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!
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We know that when it comes to year-end giving you have many great charitable organizations to choose from. Some focus on educational training and helping individuals find employment. Others specialize in addiction recovery or assisting the homeless in our community. Did you know that when you donate to the Jimmie Hale Mission, your gift impactsALL of these crucial areas?
Our 16-week programs include:
Three meals a day
Counseling and spiritual support
Addiction recovery training
Chapel and church services
This four-month transformation process would cost each client more than $2,400...but we offer these services FREE to those who need them.
We rely entirely on donations to help the men, women and children we serve, so no gift is too small. While sponsoring a full program is beyond the scope of most donors, we hope you'll consider covering a month, or even a week, of care.
You can spark a dramatic difference in someone's life today by making a year-end donation through the link provided below.
One of the most important jobs of our Helpline Specialists is to listen with compassion and provide support. Our specialists connect with families every day who are looking for answers, desperate to not let addiction continue to take over their lives.
Our average call with a concerned parent or caregiver is about 45 minutes long. We know substance use disorder is not a one-size-fits-all disease, so we take time to work with families and create a customized action plan based on their unique needs.
You can help us connect with even more families looking for compassionate, evidence-based support and guidance.Make your donation today. A gift of just $100 allows us to connect to four loving parents, providing them with solutions and an action plan to help their family heal. All gifts made in the month of December will be matched, dollar for dollar, creating twice the impact.
No family should have to struggle with their loved one’s addiction alone. For some, the holidays are the “happiest time of the year,” but for others it is the most difficult.Please make your matched gift todayso we can continue to offer free resources and unparalleled support for the families we serve.
P.S. Looking to be tax savvy with your donation? Consider a gift ofappreciated stocksto avoid the capital gains tax, and deduct the full amount of your stock on your tax return. Or, if you’re 70 ½ or older, you can make atax-free donation directly from your IRA, whether or not you itemize on your tax return.
As the year comes to an end, I can't help but look back and reflect with gratitude. I'm grateful for your partnership with the Mission which has made such an impact on our homeless friends in need. You provided for their physical needs, but also demonstrated God's love and kindness.
Because of you and friends like you, more than 167,000 meals were served, and more than 62,000 nights of shelter were provided this year. These figures only scratch the surface in conveying the true difference you have made in the hearts and lives of the men, women, and children who call Sunday Breakfast home.
With more cold weather months ahead, we are relying on you to continue providing these services which will inspire true life transformation. I hope you will partner with us one last time in 2019.
God has called us to care for the hungry, homeless, and hurting people of Philadelphia and I trust that you will join us in answering that call. By working together, I know we can make a difference and help change lives for the better!
Yours in Christ's Service,
Jeremy Montgomery President/CEO
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission exists to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Philadelphia area.
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Join Us for our Annual SMART Around-the-World Event
The holidays are here! In keeping with our tradition at SMART Recovery, we are offering our annual New Year’s Eve Around-the-World event through SMART Recovery Online (SROL).
This nonstop meeting with hourly start times, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on December 31, 2019, and ends at 2:30 a.m. ET on January 1, 2020. Online meetings are laid back and fun with hourly themes selected by that meeting’s host. Past meeting themes include standard recovery topics and discussions, trivia games, stories and poems, “bests” of the year (movies, songs, moments), open chat and discussion, and more.
* Please note that we will be unable to provide meeting verifications for attendance at meetings that happen as part of this event.
Your special year-end giftequips more individuals, families and communities with the help and resources they need to overcome addiction, enjoy better health, and build meaningful and fulfilling lives together.
The VACI or Vital Absorbing Creative Interest exercise is a SMART Recovery tool designed to help you think about new, healthful ways to find pleasure, fulfillment or just simple contentment from activities that don’t rely on your substance or addictive behaviors of choice, and ultimately aim to REPLACE them.
AUTHENTICS is an amazing dramatic film about addiction and recovery, and the first ever to feature SMART Recovery in its storyline. It centers around a young photographer struggling with addiction who books a job to shoot an engagement party. She meets a man who is no stranger to addiction himself and who gently introduces her to the principles of SMART Recovery. He inspires her to change and, in the process, he changes too.
The film was written and directed by Daniel Stine of Rising Act Films. It made possible by the generous support of the Chris & Debbie Swain Foundation who want our community to know that, "If this film helps to change just one life, we will consider our investment to have been a great success."
Are you ready to take the next step in your recovery? Do you want to help end the addiction epidemic and make a difference in your community in 2020? Become a SMART Recovery volunteer!
The heart of SMART Recovery is an amazing network of volunteers across the globe, teaching and spreading the word about SMART and its self-empowering, science-based messages to those individuals, family and friends, and communities who need it most. We would love to have you on our team.
You can volunteer in a variety of ways:
Local volunteering: Local SMART Facilitators lead meetings in communities across the U.S. and become advocates and ambassadors for addiction recovery in a variety of ways.
Online volunteering: Online volunteers serve in positions such as online meeting volunteer and message board volunteer.
If you are, or have been, a volunteer and would like to discuss expanding or changing the ways in which you volunteer, we want to talk to you, too. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to have you on our team in 2020 and beyond!
Kathy Lang found SMART Recovery during her son’s eight-year addiction to opioids, an addiction that, like those of many others, started when he was prescribed hydrocodone after a major surgery.
“What I heard from others, professionals included, was that he had to 'hit rock bottom'," said Kathy. "And I believed it."
While attending an inpatient treatment program, Kathy’s son was required to supplement his treatment by attending daily support group meetings. His treatment center was ahead of the curve, however, in offering a choice of peer support groups. Kathy's son found SMART Recovery to be a game changer and shared the program with Kathy and her husband. Her son has been in long-term recovery for nine years, and Kathy now leads Family & Friends meetings for those whose loved ones are struggling with addiction.
An Aspiring Football Player vs. An Opioid Addiction
DeSean Duncan's Story
Like so many in sports and other walks of life, the introduction and ongoing accessibility to painkillers after an injury became DeSean Duncan’s ticket to addiction.
After many attempts to recover, a caseworker introduced him to SMART Recovery. “SMART Recovery gave me a way to discover myself – who I was, what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be,” DeSean said.
What DeSean is today is an amazing role model for inner-city youth in the Boston area.
“I look like them. I’ve been through their experiences,” he said. “And I give them the hope that they can do anything they’re passionate about. They can be anything they dream to be. I show them the same support, care, and love that I wished I had gotten when I was younger.”
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Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery uses science-based techniques that have proven to be effective in helping people recover from addiction problems involving any substance or behavior, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders, shopping and internet use.
Participants use SMART to take ownership of their recovery and become empowered through its 4-Point Program®: Building motivation; Coping with urges; Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and Living a balanced life.