Saturday, June 2, 2012, was a perfect day for Phoenix Houses of Florida’s Celebration of Recovery. Approximately 175 current and former clients, their families and friends, and Phoenix House staff members attended the celebration. The festivities began with a screening of ”Our Faces of Recovery,” a video featuring client testimonials, followed by welcoming remarks from Jack Feinberg, Phoenix Houses of Florida’s Vice President and Clinical Director, Charles Birch, Director of Citra Programs, and Robert Smith, who offered congratulations to the graduates on completing the program and turning their lives around.
A former client spoke about the importance of learning the techniques needed for maintaining recovery, especially when reentering society and facing the stresses of everyday life. The ceremony concluded with closing remarks and a prayer by Mr. Smith, and a reception at the Castaway Cafe ended the celebration on a very happy note.