MOAR Recovery Day Celebration
09/26/2013 9:00 AM
09/26/2013 3:00 PM
September is National Recovery Month! It is a time to spread the message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover! MOAR invites you to sponsor, plan, and/or participate in MOAR and Friends Recovery Month Events. Celebrate
The 2013 Theme: “Join The Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness” Recovery Month spreads the positive message that pathways to wellness are essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover!
Recovery Day opens with a celebratory march from Boston City Hall (Thank You Boston) to a State House Ceremony inspired by personal recovery stories, music, and supportive policymakers & follows with a MA Bureau of Substance Abuse Services sponsored highly
intriguing public policy forum.
Begin at Boston City Hall Plaza, Government Center with a March to Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
With its instantly recognizable golden dome, the Charles Bulfinch-designed State House is centrally located in downtown Boston on Beacon Street at the top of Park Street. It is situated directly across the street from the Boston Common and is easily reached
by public transportation or those navigating the city streets on foot. The Ashburton Park entrance of Bowdoin Street is wheelchair accessible. Parking rates can be expensive downtown but for those driving into the city, relatively affordable rates can be found
at the underground Boston Common Garage (http://www.mccahome.com/bcg_rat.html). Its entrance is on Charles Street across from the Public Garden.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (USD/HHS), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), national funding agency for addiction prevention, treatment & recovery services,
is the national Recovery Month sponsor
Type of Event:
9:00 AM Meet– Boston City Hall Plaza, Government Center Hear Teen Challenge Recovery Choir 9:30 AM-March to Gardner Auditorium, The State House 10:15 AM-Recovery Month Celebration 12:30 PM-Policymaker Education Visits and Lunch in Great Hall 1:30 PM-MA
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Public Policy Forum in Gardner Auditorium 3:00-PM Adjourn with Enthusiasm to Speak up for Recovery
Invited Officials / Presenters:
Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Timothy Murray, Mayor Thomas Menino, Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate Majority Whip-Senator Jack Hart, Senate and House Chair Mental Health & Substance Abuse Committee: Senator John
Keenan and Rep. Liz Malia, Rep. James O’Day, Rep. Marty Walsh, Rep. Alice Peisch, & Rep. Gloria Fox, Barbara Ferrer-BPHC Director, Hillary Jacobs-BSAS Director, Improbable Players, Joanne Peterson-Learn to Cope, Recovery Homes Collaborative, Coalitions, Recovery
High Schools, Woody Giessmann, Rick Dyer, MOAR Individuals & Families for Recovery to Star!
Targeted participants for this year's event:
Invited Participants / Audience:
People in Recovery, Familes and Friends, Community members, Everyone Welcome.
29 Winter Street
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