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|Beyoncé Opens Cosmetology Center at Phoenix House
Last month, pop superstar Beyoncé and her mother and business partner, fashion designer Tina Knowles joined us for the opening of the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at our Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn. The new Cosmetology Center will offer a seven-month cosmetology training course, helping our clients gain the career skills they need to lead productive, rewarding lives in recovery. At the ribbon cutting ceremony—after remarks from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, OASAS Commissioner Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, and Tina Knowles—the music icon spoke passionately about the need to erase the stigma of addiction. “These beautiful women I met at Phoenix House did not choose to become addicts,” she said, “but they have chosen to get better.” She and her mother, who owned a popular hair salon in Houston, Texas when she was growing up, envision the Cosmetology Center as a place that will “give men and women in treatment hope even after Phoenix House.”Since the event, we have experienced increasing interest in the work of Phoenix House and have received wide and varied media coverage, including Good Morning America, Fox New York, and Access Hollywood. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Beyoncé and Miss Tina for their tremendous gift—and the attention they have brought to our work.Vote for Phoenix House
Now you can help Phoenix House receive $200,000 in funding from American Express! Since entering this online giving contest, we’ve been one of the top three contenders in our category, but we need your votes to pull into first place. After signing up here, you can vote for us today—and once a week—from now till May 24. You’ll also find tools to help spread the word about this opportunity through email, Facebook, and Twitter. Just a few minutes of your time could make a big difference for the many men, women, and teens who turn Phoenix House for effective, compassionate care.
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|Spotlight Story: Sarah M.
Growing up with an abusive father, I felt lost in my own skin. I was on probation by the time I was a junior in high school, but that didn’t stop me from using ecstasy and coke. I entered Phoenix Academy in Austin, Texas in 2007, broken and out of touch with reality. Gradually, the staff taught me to accept life on life’s terms and to realize that nothing is constant but change. It was up to me to decide what those changes would be.After completing the program, I became a leader in my community and graduated from high school, things I previously thought I would never do. To read more of Sarah’s story.
By The Numbers
Today, more so than ever before, we recognize the unique challenges our veterans, military personnel, and their families face:
· From 2004 to 2006, an estimated 1.8 million veterans met criteria for past-year substance use disorder
· More than 15% of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have gone to the VA for healthcare have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder
· Less than 40% of troops with psychological wounds receive treatment, in part because of the stigma of seeking help
With these and other critical needs in mind, we recently launched our new Military Services Program. To learn more about this important initiative, please visit our website.