September was a busy month for NET's Addiction Recovery Services! Staff and Persons in Recovery from Adult Intensive Outpatient/Outpatient (IOP/OP) participated in a School Supply Drive for community service. In all, they donated 8 full boxes of school supplies to our two CUAs! Clients and staff a
ttended a Phillies game and the Peer
Specialists staff organized the a
nnual picnic for clients and families at Wakeling Park. The event included food, music, games and prizes - all free to clients, alumni and their families.
NET joined thousands of other participants in Philadelphia's PRO-ACT Recovery Walk on September 17th. Addiction Services had a total of 527 registered walkers including clients, staff and their families from IOP, Kirkwood, Wharton and NET Steps!! We also had a resource table at the event to distribute NET literature.
Our clients in West Philly also organized and participated in a Community Clean Up event during September. Consumer Council members proudly wore their NET t-shirts as they worked to make the streets around our 55th and Chestnut clinic site safer and cleaner. Thank you!
On November 19th, members of Adult Services and NET Steps attended and participated in "A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis" at Temple University (photos below). This community-oriented symposium raised awareness around the opioid epidemic, provided support for people facing addiction personally or in their families, let the community know what law enforcement is doing to stop the flow of heroin and prescription painkillers, and provided resources from treatment providers.