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Harvey Weinstein – Trauma and Addiction
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Harvey Weinstein – Trauma and Addiction

This morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., Harvey Weinstein, the former powerful Hollywood Producer, surrendered to the police department in Manhattan amid allegations of undisclosed sex crimes.  Since October 2017, it was shocking to see how much he has aged in that time and he stumbled as he approached the Police Department.  He was fingerprinted, photographed,...

Ritz Carlton Cleveland Volunteers
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Ritz Carlton Cleveland Volunteers

Three volunteers participating in the Because I Said I Would volunteer event were also representing the Ritz Carlton Cleveland Frankie and Jillian presented the Women’s Recovery with blankets for the infant and toddler room.  These volunteers with their colleague Julie also participated in the volunteer day. ENGAGE. CONTRIBUTE. INSPIRE. These are the guiding principles of...

Because I Said I Would
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Because I Said I Would

The global volunteer movement because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. On Saturday, May 19, the Cleveland Chapter coordinated a volunteer effort attended by fifteen volunteers to help the Women’s Recovery Center to create a warm and healing environment for...

Transformation Complete
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Transformation Complete

In May 2015, Dave and Lisa O’Brien were invited to the Women’s Recovery Center to witness recovery. What they saw was a building in disrepair. There were missing ceiling tiles, old and dirty carpeting and obvious evidence of water damage. Even under these conditions, the O’Briens met women that were on the path to recovery....

New Federal Drug Policy
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New Federal Drug Policy

The White House announced that there would be a major policy statement from New Hampshire concerning the opioid public health epidemic. It is anticipated that the policy will have three concepts.  The plan is stated to cut demand through education and preventing over-prescribing; reduce the supply of illegal drugs by toughening penalties; and expand opportunities...

St. Patrick’s Day
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St. Patrick’s Day

For St. Patrick’s Day limericks encourage us to consider the pranks played by leprechauns, pots of gold and of course rainbows. The day only comes once a year To wear green, see parades and say, “Cheers!” Just don’t over imbibe Why not liberate a Life and Donate the price o’One Green Beer! The Women’s Recovery...

State of the Union
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State of the Union

I prepared to watch the State of the Union Address last evening knowing that the opioid crisis was a topic to be discussed. I had hoped that there would be a greater focus and understanding of this issue for families. Scanning the crowd in the Chamber, you could see Senators wearing purple ribbons to highlight...

#MeToo
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#MeToo

On October 5th following an expose by the New York Times of allegations of sexual harassment and assault by a Hollywood producer,  women began sharing experiences at the hands of their perpetrators on social media. The #MeToo posts illustrate the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment  that extends to nearly all industries. For the Women’s...

Public Health Emergency
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Public Health Emergency

Our hard work may be paying off.  On Thursday, the Trump administration officially declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.  This declaration is an important first step.  This declaration falls short, however, of declaring a National State of Emergency to designate Federal relief funding.  Each day in the United States 100 women, daughters, mothers...

Hands of Golden Touch
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Hands of Golden Touch

There is often a common and consistent theme as the staff and clients eagerly await our movement from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of this construction project.  Yolanda, a Licensed Massage Therapist, generously gifted the staff and clients with a 15-20 minute chair massage on a day that everyone needed relation and some self-care.  Yolanda...