Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic in the News!

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Staff and Committee at PHMA 50th Anniversary Event

Photography by Kelly Sheppard

The Arlington Connection and Arlington Sun Gazette recently published articles about Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic and its 50th Anniversary Celebration that was held on September 29th at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Crystal City.

“The event was organized by co-chairs Suzie Buck and Terry Holmes, who were supported by a committee of 25 women. The event included period music, a video reviewing the organization’s history, and the presentation of a General Assembly proclamation.” (Arlington Sun Gazette)

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic has made a lot of progress since it was founded in 1962, improving its services and programs year after year, and saving the lives of many people that suffered from substance abuse addiction.

“We started here in Arlington as Alcohol Rehabilitation Incorporated (ARI) in 1962,” said Deborah Taylor, senior vice president and regional director. “It came about from people who were members of Kiwanis Club, Walker Chapel [a Methodist church in Arlington] and Arlington officials who wanted to see treatments for people who had problems with alcohol.”

“We are still the same corporate entity, but we are now affiliated with Phoenix Houses so we can have the tremendous support of a large organization,” Taylor said. “We can do things we weren’t able to do as a relatively small organization.” (The Arlington Connection)

We are very proud of the support we have received from the community in all these years, and we cannot thank enough sponsors, supporters, staff, board members and all the people who have relentlessly worked to make our goals easier to accomplish.

If you or a loved one needs help for substance abuse, call us today at 1 888 671 9392 or send us an email.

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