Community Education Forum
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- Sojourner Recovery Services
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
- Hamilton High School Auditorium
- 1165 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013
- 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- John Bohley - Executive Director, Butler County Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board
- Hon. Daniel G. Gattermeyer - Judge, Hamilton Municipal Court
- Scott Gehring - President/CEO, Sojourner Recovery Services
- Hamilton City Fire Department
- Chrissy Hutzelman - Dean of Students, Hamilton City Schools
- Tom Kelechi - President/CEO, Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Council of SW Ohio/ACCESS, Ohio
- Captain Katie McMahon - Butler County Sherriff's Office
- Mayor Pat Moeller - Mayor of the City of Hamilton
- Hon. Keith M. Spaeth - Judge, Butler County Court of Common Pleas
Youth Helping Youth
Children who are living in the world of substance abuse recovery will have opportunities for normal childhood activities, thanks to a generous grant from the Youth Philanthropy Committee of the Hamilton Community Foundation.
A playground was built for Sojourner Recovery Services’ Women’s Residential Facility. Sojourner Recovery Services is the only organization of its kind in Butler County. This branch offers treatment for female recovery clients and allows for children to live with their mothers on site. “The playground gives our clients’ children chances to ‘just be kids,’ in a very safe and positive environment,” states Scott Gehring, Sojourner Recovery Services’ new CEO and President.
The Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC), the youth grant making arm of the Hamilton Community Foundation, is comprised of 20 high school students from Hamilton, Badin, Ross and New Miami School Districts. They are empowered to award grants to area nonprofit organizations serving the communities of Hamilton, Ross and New Miami. The YPC youth are giving children affected by alcohol and substance abuse the chance to “just be kids;” slides, swings, and adventure!
Sojourner Recovery Services provides quality, comprehensive services for primary substance abuse and/or related mental health issues to its clients in a caring and compassionate manner. SRS, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, operates 6 facilities in Hamilton, providing residential and outpatient services to men, women and their children, as well as teens. The organization serves all of Butler County as well as Hamilton, Warren and Clermont counties.