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PRO•A was established in 1998 to give a voice and focal point to the statewide recovery community in Pennsylvania.

Remembering Lives Lost:ツThe Our Lives MatterツMemorial Quilt Project

It is time we put names and faces together in a patchwork made up of those who have lost their lives to addiction because Our Lives Matter too!

This project will serve to bring awareness to the largest national health crisis of our time 窶 substance use disorders and the disease of addiction 窶 which have been ignored and stigmatized by all segments of society for far too long.

We plan to memorialize and bring a voice to those individuals who have lost their battle with this illness. With the help of loved ones, family, friends, and survivors, our hope is that the magnitude of this crisis comes to light. Our dream is that recovery support and addiction treatment services will finally receive the recognition and funding that other illnesses have long been afforded. If You Need Help… The OUR LIVES MATTER Project specializes in helping people make panels for the OUR LIVES MATTER Memorial Quilt through panel making workshops. To learn more about panel making or The OUR LIVES MATTER Project, call Stephanie Hastings at 717-545-8929 ext 3.

To view or print copies of the OUR LIVES MATTER QUILT PROJECT brochure please click HERE, you may also view our latest webinar for more information HERE.

Recovery Advocacy Day: Courage to Changeツ

Courage to Change Recovery Advocacy Day is an event to celebrate Recovery Month and share stories of recovery and hope with Legislators.

This is a free event, please register at ツhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RZW5H5V .ツThe initial part of the day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. will be spent doing Legislative visits to share stories of hope and recovery with Legislators. We will meet in Representative Gene DiGirolamo’s office located at 49 East Wing (near the cafeteria) for information about the event, answer any questions that you have, and provide you with tips/talking points for your visits with Legislators. The day will conclude with a Media Event in the Rotunda at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There is also an events page for The Recovery Advocacy Day Courage to Change event atツhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1768136573420721/.

PATHWAYS PICPathways to Pardons (P2P)

ツPathways to Pardons (P2P) isツan education, training and outreach campaign on the pardonsツprocess and its窶 improvements, including expungement andツsealing of criminal records, that will benefit all communitiesツthroughout the Commonwealth of PA.

Does your criminal record make you feel hopeless? Is it hindering your ability to move forward with your life despite the many positive changes you have made?

If so, please plan to attend a Pathway to Pardons educational session that will be held in conjunction with Dauphin County窶冱 2nd Annual Recovery Day event, held from 10 AM to 3 PM, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Harrisburg East Mall

What:ツDauphin County SCA in collaboration with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the ツPA Board of Pardons will facilitate a short presentation on the Pathways to Pardons initiative which will detail the process and requirements to apply for expungement of your criminal record or a pardon.ツFor more information, please call Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services at (717) 635-2254.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, seating will begin at 2:45 PM with the presentation beginning at 3:00 PM.
Where: The Dauphin County 2nd Annual Recovery Day Event at the Harrisburg East Mall, inside the former (now vacant) Boscov’s Department Store.
Why:ツ ツBecause everyone deserves a second chance.

It is our hope that throughツthis initiative, individuals in sustained recovery will be better ableツto understand and navigate the pardons process.

Recovery Works! Summit 2016

The Recovery Works Summit is an exciting and historic opportunity to bring together the mental health and drug and alcohol recovery communities.

ツ The Recovery Works Summit is an exciting and historic opportunity to bring together the mental health and drug and alcohol recovery communities.ツPeople in recovery, providers of behavioral health services and policy makers will come together to strengthen our collective voices, use our talents and experiences to expand employment opportunities, unite our voices on advocacy issues and eliminate stigma and discrimination.ツThe Summit will focus on three ways to improve recovery success: increase public awareness of the value of recovery; ツexplore challenges and inspirations in training, employment and career pathways; inform public policy on peer based recovery support services. To register, visitツhttp://recoveryworkssummit.com/register/index.htmlツツto register.

This work will be done through keynote speaker presentations, panel discussions, workshops, a plenary session and networking.ツPlease join us as we use our lived experience to improve our systems and change lives through recovery and new opportunities across our Pennsylvania communities.

Mission: To mobilize, educate and advocate to eliminate the stigma and discrimination toward those affected by alcoholism and other drug addiction to ensure hope, health and justice for individuals, families and those in recovery.

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