With Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic’s recent acceptance into the United Way of the National Capital Area’s 2012-2013 campaign, the Arlington-based organization continues its strong partnership with this integral, altruistic international agency. Since its inception in Denver, Colorado in 1887, United Way has affected the lives of millions of people by creating a network of support, partnering with charities to ensure that various underrepresented populations’ needs are being met. Its mission remains constant: “United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.”
This mission is accomplished by continuing to focus on three goals: To improve education; to advance financial stability; and to promote healthy lives.
Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic’s goals are very similar to those of United Way, as we seek to educate our clients, their families, and the community about the dangers of addiction in order to promote healthier lives. Phoenix House is honored to have the support of United Way, an organization that has contributed generous grants to help sustain our many recovery programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Recently, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic was the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant from United Way to support Demeter House, an innovative residential program for women who suffer from the primary, chronic, progressive, and potentially fatal disease of chemical addiction. A unique attribute of the Demeter House is its family-friendly environment, where mothers can bring up to two children (under the age of 12) to treatment. These children are taken care of by an on-site, qualified childcare professional. Thanks to United Way, Phoenix House is able to continue along the innovative and ever-changing path of addiction treatment.
To United Way and to other charitable agencies with we partner, we thank you (From Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, United Way NCA #8186).