Partners in Recovery Honored During Recovery Month Awards Ceremony
October 2nd, 2011
In honor of National Recovery Month, held every September, the David Lawrence Center in partnership with dedicated volunteers from our Alumni Association hosted an awards ceremony to honor several “Partners in Recovery” in our community. Recovery Month celebrates the millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery and acknowledges those who empower and support them. The following partners believe strongly in second chances and recognize each individual’s ability to overcome adversity:
Bala Vinyasa Yoga
Bala Vinyasa Yoga was recognized for making a big difference in the lives of Crossroads clients who travel to their beautiful studio each week for a yoga class. These generously donated classes create a peaceful union between their body, mind and spirit helping the addict dismantle their compulsive behaviors and triggers, achieve self-confidence and learn physical and mental self-control. Our clients will benefit for the rest of their lives from the invaluable gift of coping skills that Bala Vinyasa has taught them.
Helen Kathryn (Katie) Burrows
Katie Burrows, the David Lawrence Center Forensic Services Clinical Supervisor, was honored for the compassionate role she plays connecting adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems who have been arrested with a variety of services needed to regain their stability. Burrows is cherished and praised by her peers, clients and professional community partners, for truly embracing the recovery model and believing that everyone can recover if given the right chances, supports, dignity and hope.
Naples Garden Club and Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church
Naples Garden Club and Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church were honored for their financial contributions that provided “seed” money to build the new Serenity Garden. Their investment in this beautiful, Zen-like environment supports the recovery process by creating a space that enables social supports and provides positive distractions for individuals in treatment giving them access to the uplifting benefits of daylight, nature and the beautiful Naples weather.
Tropical Hair Salon was honored for their unwavering support of several of their employees as they sought treatment and worked through their recovery. When an employer like Tropical Hair helps an individual maintain employment or takes a chance on hiring someone with a history of addiction, they are sending the message that recovery is possible proving that when you offer individuals hope, encouragement, faith and opportunities they can break the cycle of abuse.
Nancy Morrow Harvey
Nancy Harvey, an artist who maintains her recovery from bi-polar disorder by giving back to the community and through the healing powers of art, was honored for her extensive multi-year artistic contributions to DLC. Nearly 50 of her donated paintings now adorn our halls, common areas, offices and treatment spaces helping create a calm, warm, less threatening environment for clients. In addition, she donated her time to teach Crossroads clients art classes and created several custom, theme oriented pieces for the Foundation’s gala.