Loudoun County is without a women’s recovery house or a dedicated peer-run program for women in recovery from addiction. Galilee member Jim Gross wants to change that. On November 1, his organization Meridians Recovery will open a women’s recovery house in Sterling—but Meridians needs your help to do it.
You don’t need to build the house, just run/walk a 5k or 10k or donate.
If your life has been touched in any way by addiction, you know the importance of getting help. A dedicated house allows women in recovery to live in a sober space with other women who know exactly what they are going through. They live together and share experiences. They do group work on the 12 steps together. And they find the rich blessing of recovery.
Meridians is looking for as many walkers, runners, and supporters as possible to fund this project for a year. They have already raised over $8,500, but the goal is $20,000 to offset costs for the house and $24,000 for a part-time female Certified Peer Recovery Specialist to work with and support the women.
Early registration is active now, so to to join the run/walk click here.
We also want to get the word out. If you or your organization wish to sponsor the event with products or donations, look on the Meridians Run for Recovery website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will be needed the day of the event as well.
Run for Recovery – 5K 10K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 28 @ 8am at Algonkian Regional Park