For all of those who have served our country...thank you for your service. We are forever grateful.
We are incredibly proud of our counselor, Cheryl Graves, who received the 2016 Outstanding Woman in Recovery at this year's I Remember Mama Awards Banquet. Cheryl has been a true advocate for those in recovery and has used her own experience to empower and inspire others. We see it every day at First Step House. And we are so grateful to have her on our team and in our community.
This JUST IN from Even Stevens: "Mo stores, mo sandwiches. April was a yuge month! 63,258 sandwiches were donated by you to our now 27 non-profit partners across Utah and now Boise!
There is a growing awareness in our community and in our nation about the critical role that supportive housing plays in addiction recovery. As we work together to respond to homelessness, substance abuse, and the rise in heroin addiction in Salt Lake and beyond, increasing and expanding permanent supportive housing will be an essential part of our collective strategy.
A huge thank you to Salt Lake City Council Member Derek Kitchen and Liaison Kiera Luke for visiting our recovery campus to learn more about the needs of veterans and others struggling with a substance use disorder. We appreciate your desire to understand and help address the issues of addiction that impact all of us living in Salt Lake City.
Please watch this ABC Channel 4 news coverage aired earlier this year. It takes brings to light the serious problem of heroin addiction and how it is impacting our communtity. http://www.good4utah.com/…/loca…/heroin-tsunami-hitting-utah
Tomorrow is the day! And we are going big this year with a goal of raising $20,000 for treatment scholarships by the end of our Love Utah, Give Utah campaign. People struggling with addiction do get better, with the right treatment. We see it every day at First Step House. Treatment works. But the other truth is that many people suffering from addiction are not able to access the treatment that they need.
Oh how blessed we are! Thank you Barefoot Yoga for helping us purchase yoga mats and blocks for our veterans at our new Recovery Campus. The yoga classes have been filled to capacity and our veterans are truly feeling the powerful benefits of regular practice. We thank everyone involved - our clinicians, instructors, Barefoot Yoga, and our veterans. Transformation is a beautiful thing!
If you build it, they will come. Filling the State Capitol with the faces and voices of recovery!
Utah's heroin epidemic affects all of us. Please learn more and support the programs and strategies proven to help those in need. http://www.good4utah.com/contact/rick-aaron/what-you-need-to-know-about-utahs-big-heroin-problem#.VtHYeZApgfA.facebook