September is National Recovery Month and this Thursday evening, September 28, Richards on Greenwich Avenue is opening its doors after hours for a special event: The 10th Annual Recovery Celebration, held in collaboration with sponsors and community partners.
This year’s theme is “Recovery: Family Matter(s)” to showcase two key points: 1) that recovery is a family matter; and 2) that family matters in recovery.
The program will celebrate not only people in recovery from substance use disorder and other behavioral health issues, but also family members who helped support their journey.
Zac Clark, founder and CEO of Release Recovery, a New York-based addiction and mental health recovery program, will be the keynote speaker.
Fans of ABC’s reality-TV show, “The Bachelorette,” will remember Clark as the “winner” of its 16th season. He took that opportunity to open up about his struggle with substance use disorder, which he discussed candidly on the show and during numerous interviews.
Clark’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” and willingness to share his story raised awareness of recovery and sparked important conversations at the national level.
The evening will also feature remarks from Bill Mitchell, former co-owner of Mitchells, and his son, Scott, current owner of Mitchells and Richards.
“Recovery: Family Matter(s)” will also honor Domus, a Stamford-based social services nonprofit organization that has helped nearly 1,000 students achieve self-sufficiency through its school engagement and workforce development programs.
Performances by members of Bridgeport’s Pivot Ministries Choir will take place and the start and close of the evening.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm. For questions and to RSVP please email Ingrid Gillespie at [email protected].
Planning partners and sponsors for “Recovery: Family Matter(s)” include: Adventure Recovery, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), Glorious Recovery, High Focus, Liberation Programs, Mitchells, Mountainside, Newport Healthcare, Progressive Institute, RAM Council Foundation, Release Recovery, Silver Hill Hospital, The Hub, The Lighthouse, Turnbridge, Women Empowering Women Institute and Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital