Phoenix House welcomed the new graduates of the Class of 2012 at our Recovery Celebration at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. The annual ceremony marks the completion of treatment and aftercare by men and women from Phoenix House’s New York City facilities. Moving stories were shared by our newest grads, as they shared their struggle and triumph over substance abuse and renewal in recovery. Keynote speakers attending the event were Bronx Councilmember Helen D. Foster, and author Steve Geng. The Alumni of the Year award was presented to Luis Laboy (Class of 1998). The room was filled with friends, family, well-wishers, and alumni from years past to cheer on our new graduates. Following the ceremony, a dinner reception and dancing capped a night of excitement and jubilation. We are truly proud of all of our graduates and wish them our heartfelt best – Warmest Congratulations to the Class of 2012!