Liberation Programs' Eighth Annual Spirit of Hope Benefit took place on Tuesday, April 28 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, when we presented the Spirit of Hope Award to Debra W. Hertz, PhD, former Board Chair of Liberation Programs and GE Capital.
We are especially grateful for the support of our Sponsors and Donors
Platinum ~ GE Capital - Elizabeth Needham & Peter Mark - Sallyan & Stephen Pelletier ~ Gold ~ Sally & John Bassler - Judy & Charlie Eaton - Donna & Dennis Monson - The Mitchell Family ~ Silver ~ Cohen & Wolf, P.C. - Debra & John Hertz - Liberation Programs' Senior Team - Eleanor & Mort Lowenthal - Alice P. Melly - Pitney Bowes, Inc. - RDM Financial Group, Inc. - Ring's End - Meredith & Christy Sadler - Starlight Construction - TEKConn ~ Circle of Friends - The Bischoff and Rabenhorst Families - Cacace, Tusch & Santagata - CBP Benefit Consultants - Susan S. DiMattia - Suzanne Grey - Ella & Jeff Long - Melissa & Alan Mathis - Judi & John McCarty - People's United Bank and People's United Insurance Agency - Stamford Hospital Foundation - Dr. Michael & Brook Urban ~ Patrons - The Barneby Family - Howard S. Johnson - Kidd & Company - Jean Sweeney & David Maloof - Mary & Armin Thies - Eileen Wallace & Jim Benbow
Exclusive Media Sponsor - Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media
Please take a moment to watch the presentation video from this year's Spirit of Hope
Thank you to Bright Horizons Foundation for creating a brand new Bright Spaces® play area for our Families in Recovery Program
Bright Horizons Foundation for Children partnered with Liberation Programs to create a wonderful new play area for children staying with their mothers at the Families in Recovery Program. Bright Spaces are designed to provide children in shelters or other agency programs for people in crisis with a dedicated warm, enriching area to play and learn.
Studies have shown that children of all ages thrive when they have a safe place in which to explore the world around them, filled with books, toys and activities that are developmentally appropriate and provide an opportunity for them to discover the magic of childhood. Children experiencing stress especially need access to these kinds of child-friendly spaces.
The Bright Space at Liberation Program is a warm,inviting space for children whose parents are in treatment for substance abuse and addiction. It will be used by up to 20 children per month, ages infant through 9 years old, both with staff and volunteers as well as their parents. The Bright Space at FIRP features a dramatic play area, block/truck area, art cart and infant area, as well as comfortable adult seating, all made possible by Bright Horizons volunteers and supporters.
The new Bright Space is a cozy gathering place for children at FIRP.
With a little tender loving care from Bright Horizons, the new Bright Space is open for play!
LPI President and CEO Alan Mathis gets a little help welcoming guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
A Message to Our Friends
At Liberation Programs people are taking concrete steps towards leading happier, productive and substance-free lives. Women, who all too often have few treatment options, have turned to our Families in Recovery program to begin a new journey. Our team helps pave the way for people to rebuild their self-esteem, to learn to value their abilities and to make healthy decisions. Everyone deserves the opportunity for a fresh start; we provide the tangible support and services to improve their lives. Just as we work to empower mothers in our residential program, we are here for you, and we believe you too can achieve phenomenal success on your path to a better life.
As one of our community’s largest behavioral health providers, we help bring thousands of individuals and their families’ hopes and dreams to life!
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Photo, Family in the Park, Courtesy of Chaiwat/FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Liberation Programs' Residential, Opioid (Methadone) andOutpatient Treatment Programs are CARF accredited. CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities provides accreditation services worldwide. Providers that meet CARF standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.