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Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force Program Is 2018 Tree of Hope Recipient

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Lisa Laitman to be Recognized as Middlesex County Recovery Champion. Wellspring Center for Prevention will be celebrating the 2018 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Saint Peter’s Hospital Opioid Task Force. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to recognize the program will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m. outside of Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Emergency Department off Easton Avenue and Park Boulevard in New Brunswick. The public is invited to attend and can register here. The Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force initiative is comprised of members of senior hospital leadership, physicians, nursing, emergency services, and pharmacy operations within Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, in tandem with resource-sharing partnerships with community groups. The task force has identified areas of need and action items including education, community engagement, Non-narcotic alternatives to pain management, and the provisioning...
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RU’s Recovery House Program Is 2017 Tree of Hope Recipient

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Pictured above are (Left to right) Heather Ward, Helen Varvi, Nicki Francis, and Lissette Bacharde showing their blue thumbs after placing them on a plaque of remembrance. Frank Greenagel and Joel Pomales Recognized as First Ever Middlesex County Recovery Champions. At an emotional ceremony held September 19th, Wellspring Center for Prevention celebrated the 2017 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to The Rutgers University Recovery House program. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. This is the second time the Rutgers University Recovery House program was awarded a Tree of Hope, the first time was in 2003. The event also featured the recognition of Frank Greenagel and Joel Pomales as the 2017 Recovery Champions. These two individuals were recognized for going “above and beyond” to foster recovery in the community. Wellsprings’ annual Tree of Hope campaign is designed to raise...
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2017 Tree of Hope Designee Announced

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Rutgers University’s Recovery House Program is the Recipient. Wellspring will also recognize the First Ever Middlesex County Recovery Champions. Wellspring Center for Prevention is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the 2017 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to The Rutgers University Recovery House program. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to recognize Rutgers University Recovery House Program will be held Tuesday, September 19th . This is the second time the agency has been awarded a Tree of Hope, the first time was in 2003. “Wellspring is recognizing the Rutgers Recovery House because that is where students are able to enjoy a supportive environment and support each other’s sobriety while forming meaningful personal relationships based around friendship, sobriety and their college experiences, “ said the agency’s Executive Director & CEO, Ezra Helfand. “ We are impressed...
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Wellspring Recognizes the Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School as Tree of Hope Recipient

Wellspring Recognizes the Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School as Tree of Hope Recipient
(Pictured above is Senator Ray Lesniak who spoke at the 2016 Tree of Hope dedication ceremony.) A ceremony to recognize The Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School was held Monday, November 7th at the school located on the Kean University campus in Union. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. “The Recovery High School was chosen as the 2016 Tree of Hope recipient because of their impact on the community they serve, every day.” said Wellspring’s Executive Director Ezra Helfand. “The High School is a trailblazer in the State of New Jersey, offering a comprehensive high school curriculum developed to accomplish the following goals: support sustained recovery, through a healthy school environment and holistic recovery supports; provide a quality education, addressing the varied learning styles of each student and improving all students’ academic skills so they can maximize their post-high school options;...
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2016 Tree of Hope Event POSTPONED

2016 Tree of Hope Event POSTPONED
Regretfully, out of an abundance of caution, we have to postpone TONIGHT’S scheduled Tree of Hope event at the Raymond J. Lesniak, Experience Strength & Hope Recovery High School. This action became necessary as a result of today’s events in Elizabeth and on the Rutgers Douglas Campus. We plan on rescheduling the event for a later date. We will announce the new event date ASAP. Thank you for your understanding and support
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 24, 2018

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 24, 2018
On a warm fall evening, employees of Catholic Charities, their guests along with Wellspring Center for Prevention (NCADD) staff came together to celebrate the 2015 National Recovery Month by dedicating the agency’s annual “Tree of Hope” to the Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center. Wellspring’s annual Tree of Hope campaign is designed to raise the consciousness of our neighbors in Middlesex County to the fact that addiction is an illness from which many do recover, and to celebrate those recoveries. This annual event is one of the agency’s primary fundraising vehicles and supports their confidential information and referral Helpline, which helps over 800 individuals and families begin their journey of recovery. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. “We chose the Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center as our 2015 Tree of Hope recipient because of their impact on the community...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 14, 2018

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 14, 2018
Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center is Recipient. After reviewing several nominations, Wellspring Center for Prevention (formerly NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc.) is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the 2015 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to recognize Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center will be held Friday, September 25th at the organization’s facility located at 288 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. “We chose Catholic Charities as our 2015 Tree of Hope recipient because of their impact on the communities they serve, every day,” said Executive Director Ezra Helfand. “Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center offers general counseling, domestic violence, bilingual counseling services, and substance abuse services to individuals, families, and couples affected by mental health and substance...
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