It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Rhode Island!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Christmas presents

Brandy Bates, Program Director, with the Gifts Donated to Phoenix Houses of New England

Teens in Rhode Island Phoenix House substance abuse treatment programs had a Merry Christmas this year thanks to the kindness and generosity of organizations throughout the region.  The community came together and sponsored clients in the programs to ensure that each youngster’s holiday wishes come true.  Several organizations and companies in Rhode Island joined forces to bring some light and happiness to the residents of the Phoenix House Youth Shelter and Phoenix House Academy at Wallum Lake and were able to provide presents for more than 40 kids this year.  On Christmas morning, the teens at the two programs will awaken to gifts of comfort:  coats, shoes, clothing, and necessities for the winter season.

Brandy Bates, Program Director at Phoenix House Youth Shelter, played Santa Claus this year.  She spent numerous hours collecting gifts for the kids in the programs.

Phoenix House Youth Shelter at Wallum Lake provides short-term residential care for adolescent boys ages 14 to 17.  The program provides a supportive environment allowing teens to attend local schools and adjust to a safe, healthy lifestyle supported by positive reinforcement and peer-to-peer role modeling.  Phoenix House Academy at Wallum Lake offers a full spectrum of residential substance abuse treatment services for boys ages 13 to 18 and provides individualized education–a critical factor in sustained adolescent recovery.  The educational program is overseen by a state-certified teacher.  Clients have access to our state-of-the-art Learning Center and the GTECH Technology Center.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Phoenix House is here to help.  Call our toll free number today:  1 888 671 9392.



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