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October 13, 2006 - Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center Host Fifth Annual Gala

What: Fifth Annual Gala benefits Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center

Where: The Riverside Hotel

When: Friday, October 13, 2006

Time: 7-00 PM

Ticket Prices: $125.00 pp - Corporate Sponsorships Available

Beneficiary: SUSAN B. ANTHONY RECOVERY CENTER

Master of Ceremonies: Randy Rogers

Honoree(s): GOVERNMENT AWARD: Iris Siple,Vice Mayor, City of Pembroke Pines CORPORATE AWARD: ANF Group, inc - Alberto Frenandez, Nelson Fernandez, Alberto Gil COMMUNITY ADVOCACY AWARDS: Carol A. Moinar, Comerica Bank; Donna L. Waldron, Fidelity Federal Bank &Trust Co.; John Benz, Memorial Healthcare System & Dr. Irving Rosenbaum, Nove Southeastern University

Honorary Chairperson(s): The Honorary Chair is John Primeau, President of Valley Bank.

Committee Members: Carole Tolomeo, Ruth Cyrus, Howard Bakalar, Lori Gerber, Carol Hallenbeck,Carlos Roa & Jessica Silverberg

Sponsors: American Express, JM Families, City of Pembroke Pines, Nova Southeastern University, Office Depot, ANF Group Inc., Bank Atlantic, and Publix Charities.

Board of Directors: Carole Tolomeo, President; Ruth Cyrus, Vice President; Howard Bakalar, Lori Gerber, Carol Hillenbeck, Carlos Roa & Jessica Silverberg, all Board Members, also serve as Cmmittee Members of gala.

Blacktie Photos by: Betty Young

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


 John Primeau, Howard Forman, Clerk of Courts; Mary Riedel, Kevin Tynan, Peter Wienstein
John Primeau, Howard Forman, Clerk of Courts; Mary Riedel, Kevin Tynan, Peter Wienstein

The United States is currently facing a major problem in the impact that drug and alcohol abuse is having on families.  Alcohol and other drug addiction not only affect the well-being of the individual abusing the drugs, it affects the well being of other family members, especially the children.  Each year in Florida over 18,000 children are living in out-of-home care due to the inability of their mothers to care for them. This sad situation comes at great cost to everyone; the children, their mothers, the local community and the system which assumes responsibility for them. 

 

 

The only center in Broward County allowing children to live with their mothers while the women receive treatment; Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center has served nearly 400 families. They provide comprehensive services to address the critical needs of the children while providing treatment & support to the mothers. The major focus is to assist families in transitioning successfully into the community as productive citizens and to interrupt the cycles of addiction and family dysfunction. 

 

 

At risk women throughout Florida come to the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center with a myriad of issues: substance addiction, physical and mental health, homelessness, backgrounds of childhood trauma, lack of job skills and parenting skills. Unfortunately, many of these women grew up in the same environment. At Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center we are committed to Stopping the Cycle of substance addiction and family dysfunction and fostering healthy families.

 

 

This evening, I heard a story of one of these young women, who in addition to being responsible to herself, had to be responsible for a child.  She was one of the lucky ones who found, and turned, to the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, a facility that has stepped in to assume the responsibility of filling a crucial need in the lives of women in crisis. It was a touching moment to see this beautiful young woman with such a loving, happy daughter, develop wholeness in genuine relationships through the guidance and love of the people at the Susan B. Anthony Center.

 

Founded in 1995 by the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale in response to the critical lack of services for recovering substance-addictive women with children in Broward County, the center, in February 2006, moved into beautiful new facilities in Pembroke Pines which has increased the number of families served to sixty and offers all services, including childcare, located on one campus.  Accolades to the Board of Directors and Marsha L. Currant, M.S.W., Executive Director, for their compassion and deep commitment to fulfilling the Mission of the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center. “to enhance the lives of women who are recovering from substance abuse, to provide the means for mothers with children to continue their recovery, and to facilitate the preservation of a healthy family unit”

 

This evening’s celebration in addition to the move to the new Center also honored individuals whose outstanding efforts continue to make a difference in our community. Those individuals include; Government Award to Iris Siple, Vice Mayor  - City of Pembroke Pines, Corporate Award to ANF Group, Inc. –Alberto Fernandez, Nelson Fernandez, Alberto Gil, Community Advocacy Award to Carol Molnar, V.P., Florida CRA Manager – Comerica Bank, Donna L. Waldron, V.P./Business Development Officer – Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust Co., John Benz, Chief Strategic Officer – Memorial Health Care System, and Dr. Irv Rosenbaum, Provost & Executive Dean – Health Professional Division of Nova Southeastern University, Honorary Chairperson, John Primeau, recognized everyone associated with the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for their contributions to the outstanding success of their programs.

 

Sponsors for the evening include: American Express, JM Families, City of Pembroke Pines, Nova Southeastern University, Office Depot, ANF Group Inc., Bank Atlantic, and Publix Charities.

 

By:  Betty Young & The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

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