You’re Invited: Women’s Recovery Program Grand Opening
When: Friday, October 4th, 2019
Where: 196 Mechanic Street,
Leominster, MA, 01453
On Friday, October 4th, Catholic Charities will celebrate the grand opening to its Women’s Recovery Program which will provide a voluntary 3-6 month women’s residential program for the treatment of a substance use disorder and co-occurring enhanced disorder(s).
Order of Events:
- The grand opening will kick off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting outside the entrance to the building which also houses the Homeless Prevention Program and Emergency Stabilization Services
- Brief presentations by Anthony Rozevicius, President of the Board of Directors; Timothy McMahon, Catholic Charities Worcester County Executive Director; and the Honorable Dean J. Mazzarella, Mayor of Leominster
- Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, will bless the newly renovated facility and its programs
- Tours of the facilities will be offered
- All are invited to attend a reception, where guests will have the opportunity to meet the staff who have developed this vital program
The Women’s Recovery Program will provide long-term residential treatment to 16 women who present with a substance use disorder and co-occurring enhanced disorder(s) with the ultimate goal of achieving sobriety and stability. To assist in reaching this goal, clients will have access to registered nurses and on-site psychiatric assistance. The program is operating at the former St. Cecilia’s Convent, a property that Bishop McManus and the Diocese of Worcester generously sold to Catholic Charities Worcester County for one dollar. It was subsequently renovated by Catholic Charities to provide a first-class environment to facilitate rehabilitation. In addition to Diocesan support, the program has received funding from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Reliant Foundation, and Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.
Read more about the program in the following article from The Catholic Free Press: https://catholicfreepress.org/news/catholic-charities-to-open-womens-recovery-center