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 for homeless mothers and their children in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Following the opening in August this year of Phoenix House Dorchester Center, our new residential family substance abuse treatment facility for mothers and their families, Phoenix House’s Adopt-A-Family Campaign more than doubled in size.
Individuals, families and other Phoenix House facilities across the region have all adopted families by making a commitment of $150. Adopters may choose to fulfill their commitment in one of two ways. Provided with details about the family─with their privacy protected, of course─adopters may choose to purchase gifts themselves for a value of approximately $150, wrap them, and deliver or send them to Phoenix Houses of New England. Other adopters choose to forward a check for $150 and Phoenix House does the holiday shopping!
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.”
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.