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Recovery Celebration in Erie, PA

Recovery Celebration in Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association, in conjunction with Gaudenzia SHOUT and other partnering agencies held a Recovery Celebration for the public on Tuesday, September 19th hosted by the Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut St. Erie, PA.

192 people attended the free event. I am proud to say that five (5) individuals shared their personal recovery stories which emphasized the theme of “Join the Voices for Recovery, Strengthen Families and Communities”. This year four (4) people received the Susan P. Esper Award.

Committee members Rita Wheeler and Steve Simmelkjaer with award recipients Vickie Church and Andrew Davis.

A Speaker/Recovery Dance was held at the Mental Health Association, 1101 Peach St., Erie, PA on Friday, September 22. The recovery pledge was signed by 66 people. Fun was had by all in a safe and secure environment.

Comments by Attendees

  • “This is a wonderful experience to be a part of!”
  • “Good Job!!!”
  • “Thank you for having me”
  • “Thank you very much was amazing”
  • “Great Celebration”
  • “Very nice & kind event”
  • “I really liked it; it was better than last year’s”
  • “First time here; everything was great”
  • “Wonderful way for the community to receive encouragement and support”
  • “Alanon was very grateful to be part of such a well-planned, organized program. Please continue to reach out to all in need and search of turning their lives around. What a Blessing this is to all involved. Thank you!”

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