Members and staff spread awareness and promote assistance for those in need
Seaford, DE – September 26, 2012 – Persons in recovery from serious mental health or substance abuse disorders often live marginally at, or below, the poverty level. On Saturday, September 29, beginning at 10 a.m., members and staff from FHR (Fellowship Health Resources) will walk to support needed funds for direct service to the poor.
Based off of walks organized by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul nationwide, FHR Peer Specialist Jim Martin says that they are pleased to bring the newest “Friends of the Poor” walk site to Seaford. “Local volunteers are stepping up to bring awareness to poverty issues,” Martin says. “There are a lot of members from the A.C.E. Center planning to participate.”
The A.C.E. Center (Acceptance, Change, Empowerment Center) is a program dedicated to Peer Recovery Services as part of FHR Delaware. At the center, peers work together, with assistance from community partners, to access educational programs, employment services, and more.
The “Friends of the Poor” Walk, scheduled for September 29, offers A.C.E. Center members the opportunity to give back to others who are experiencing unemployment and similar financial challenges.
The walk will begin at the A.C.E. Center at 547 N. Bradford Street at 10 a.m. From there, walkers will cross the Stein Highway Bridge to Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and then back to N. Bradford Street again.
For more information about this walk, please contact Peer Specialist Jim Martin at 302-628-3016.