Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Beginnings: Supportive Housing Recognition

What a grand affair at the Perspectives'  Supportive Housing Recognition.  Thursday, January 20th was our night here at Perspectives to shed the light on our courageous, women in recovery. Our director of the Supportive Housing Program, Jazi Foreman named the night " New Beginnings".  What an appropriate theme for the work these beautiful women are doing here,day after day in the program on their recovery.

Each woman in the program is given a medallion for the amount of months that they have stayed sober.  They also have the opportunity to speak and talk about the experience in their journey of recovery.  It was such an inspiring night watching the women in the community share the ups and downs of  their own personal journey.
A wonderful speech was given by ex-resident, Jennifer Montillino.  She talked of the realities of recovery and how hard it is, but how sweet the new life can be.  Jennifer is a employee at Cargill Corporation and helped out our women this year by donating to "Adopt a Family Program." You can read the story here on the blog to learn more.   I will share with you, that our women listened so attentively to her great words of wisdom that you could have heard a pin drop.  Thanks Jennifer for giving such hope to our lovely moms.

We had some amazing sponsors on this night and I would like to name them here.
  • Buca Di Beppo Eden Praire- Bree and her cohorts- Menu:   Penne Pasta with alfredo sauce, sliced bread, mixed salad
  • Muddy Paws Cheesecake- Tami Cabrera              
  • Sue Zelickson and her amazing Lacey SueZ Cookies                     

Our volunteer crew was wonderful  on this night. You made the women's night sweet volunteers.
  • Chef Mel
  • Joe Peters
  • Barbara Zwak
  • Casey Mason
  • Terri Tapper
  • Kim Kvitek
  • Gina Hanzlik
  • Keilyn Anderson                                          
  • Kelly Mahaudd
  • Savannah Wrage
  • Bre Waters Bucca
  • Melissa Sohns
  • Tiffany Jackson
  • Kenzie Anderson
It was a powerful night for the residents, staff, and volunteers.  In fact, I don't think I saw a dry eye in the house. The volunteers formed a positive, helpful community on this night.Thanks so much to you all.

Thanks to our wonderful donors and volunteers for making Perspectives Inc meet it's mission in helping break the cycles for our at-risk families.


Tiffany said...

This is beautiful! I am so glad I was presented with the opportunity to be apart of such an amazing evening. The women at the ceremony are a true inspiration to all. Thank you!
- Tiffany

Perspectives Blog said...

We appreciate your comments. I must agree, these women are so amazing and courageous

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