CLINTON, NJ — For 17 years Freedom House, a Hunterdon County based non-profit which serves the entire state of NJ, has been recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution through their support, involvement and leadership in the community and fight against substance use disorders. This year’s recipients will be Anthony R. Slimowicz, Esq., Crum & Forster, executive vice president and Mark M. Scott, Commercial Mortgage Capital, president.
This year’s guest speaker is nationally recognized advocate Cortney Lovell. She is recognized as a dynamic leader who works diligently across systems to empower others and inspire change. Cortney is a dedicated advocate who often speaks of hope and the need for more recovery supports in our communities. She is currently the director and founder of WRise Consulting, offering expertise in addiction, mental health, wellness and recovery. In this position she has consulted for corporate businesses, federal agencies, and national and state organizations. Cortney has also worked extensively with organizations like Friends of Recovery- New York and Young People in Recovery. She has been a featured spokesperson for the New York State Governor’s Combat Heroin Campaign and featured in numerous press events and conferences.
Seats are limited but still available at the banquet honoring Slimowicz and Scott which will be held on Wednesday, October 19th commencing at 6:00 pm at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ. Anyone interested in attending the event should contact Tracy Moran, Freedom House marketing and development coordinator, at 908-617-5492 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services offered by Freedom House of New Jersey.
Freedom House of New Jersey, founded in 1986, provides three major programs for those suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders: long-term residential treatment in a halfway house setting to adult males; The Family Afterward a transitional program that provides intensive case management for women who are recovering from alcoholism and/or drug addiction and who are seeking reunification with their children; and the outpatient program, which began in 2014, for men and women who are in need of treatment, but also need to maintain their careers and family life during the recovery period. Freedom House has provided men with room, board, substance use disorders treatment services, life skills training and education, job seeking skills and assistance with job search and all transportation to and from work. Once working, residents are required to make a contribution toward their program fee, saving a third for expense after they leave the house.