Bel Air nonprofit assists women recovering from alcohol, substance abuse
The Homecoming Project, a Bel Air nonprofit that assists women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse, celebrates its 10th anniversary with its Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Community Ball on Thursday, October 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Club Level at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
Blue Jeans and Bow Tie features interactive sports activities (pool, golf, basketball, darts, bowling and corn hole), a chance auction, plant and money wheels, music and dancing plus heavy d’oeuvres, food stations and more.
Guests who bring gift cards and other wish-list items posted to The Homecoming Project’s web site (homecomingrecovery.org) will receive five complimentary tickets for the chance auction.
The evening will also feature video testimonials from current program participants and graduates who will explain the impact The Homecoming Project has had on their lives.
Tickets cost $100 per person and may be purchased by visiting homecomingrecovery.org or by mailing a check (noting donation, ticket and/or sponsorship level) to The Homecoming Project Inc., P.O. Box 1190, Bel Air, Md. 21014.
Host committee members are LouAnn and Jesse Bane, Mary Chance, Joe Ryan and Pastor Craig and Lisa McLaughlin.
The Honesty-level sponsor of Blue Jeans and Bow Tie is Bob Bell Automotive Group. Perseverance-level sponsors are Broom’s Bloom Farm Products, Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and Jones Junction. Hope-level sponsors include Churchville Lions Club, Frank Hajek & Associates, Irma Hiss and Kelly Wealth Management. Wisdom-level sponsors include ABC Baltimore and WVL Investments. Peace-level sponsors are Tom Koerber and Lynn Wickenden.
More than 200 women have been helped by The Homecoming Project since its founding in 2006 by Robin Keener and Jerry Carpenter. The Homecoming Project works with women to provide a comprehensive, family-oriented program of recovery from homelessness and substance abuse in a supportive, residential environment using behavioral change and life skills management. Clients range in age from 18-76.
“The Homecoming Project helps women recovering from the number one health care problem in America–alcoholism and drug addiction,” said Robin Keener, executive director. “Our goal is to raise $60,000 at this 10th anniversary event to support scholarships, job training and treatment for women seeking recovery. Funds raised will be put to good use by helping program participants obtain further education, care for their children and to reunite and build stronger families.”
More information about the Homecoming Project may be found at homecomingrecovery.org.