Holiday spirit abounds throughout New England as friends of Phoenix House─members of the Board, administration, and staff members at facilities everywhere─rally together to ensure that for the children in our care, holiday dreams do come true! Phoenix House Adopt-A-Family was introduced in December, 2009, following the opening earlier that year of Phoenix Families, an emergency rehousing program in Dorchester, Massachusetts, for homeless mothers and their children.
Phoenix Families provides vulnerable women and their children with a warm and welcoming haven as they transition to safe, sustainable housing and achieve economic independence. Phoenix House Dorchester Center, a sister program located on the same campus, is a long-term residential family substance abuse treatment facility for women and their children, from newborns to adolescents. The program provides substance abuse treatment that is woman-centered and trauma-informed, with a goal of successful family reunitification.
Says Doris Brown, who serves as Program Director at both Phoenix House Dorchester Center and Phoenix Families, “For many children in our care, this is really their first Christmas season in a secure–and in the case of Phoenix House Dorchester Center–sober environment. It just warms your heart.”
Individuals, families and other Phoenix House facilities across the region have all adopted families by making a commitment of $150. However, there are still a number of families waiting to be adopted–and we need your help. Please help us make thier holidays bright by making your commitment of $150 today!
You will be joining members of our Board, our Community Advisory Boards, senior managers, facilities, programs and staff who have already pledged support to this year’s campaign. It will warm your heart and make you feel great! After all, at Christmas, we’re in the business of making little ones’ dreams come true! Please support the 2012 Adopt-A-Family Campaign! We really hope we can count on you!
For additional information about Phoenix House Adopt-A-Family or to make a donation, call Phoenix Houses of New England at 1 888 671 9392.