Brooklyn Community Recovery Center Salutes New Peer Volunteers

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Phoenix House Brooklyn Recovery Staff

Brooklyn Community Recovery Center staff  honored the new class of Peer Volunteers to complete training to serve the Center and help promote recovery in their community. These new graduates will lend their time, personal recovery experience and compassion to others seeking recovery assistance at the Brooklyn Community Recovery Center.

An exciting celebration was very well attended by members of the Recovery Center’s advisory board, staff, family and friends of graduates, dignitaries and supporters, including Mary Washington of the NY State Division of Parole, Bishop Jonathan Owhe, of Christ the Rock World Restoration Church, Brenda Harris-Collins of OASAS’ NY State Bureau of Recovery Services, and Chris Alcazar, Phoenix House Vice President, Director, NY Region Admissions, Recovery Services, and Community Relationships.

Inspiring speeches, personal reflections of recovery, gratitude, laughter, and hearty applause were in abundance at the event; the graduates also received special certificates of completion for their accomplishments. A reception with food and refreshments after the ceremony gave everyone the opportunity to mingle and congratulate them all once again. Good luck and best wishes to all at the Brooklyn Community Recovery Center as they strive daily to inspire and encourage men and women seeking recovery.

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