Photos from the Wellness and Recovery Walk are Online
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, two-hundred-fifty people participated in the 9th annual Walk for Wellness and Recovery will in Nomahegan Park in Cranford.
The event benefited the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) New Jersey and Monarch Housing Associates.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all of those who walked with our team, sponsored the walk or directly supported or team.
During the opening ceremonies, Bill Murray, VP of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) said:
“We are happy to be here at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. The Mental Health Association in NJ has been dedicated to mental health since 1948. We have also expanded to help those with drug dependence issues and co-occurring problems. I am pleased to be Chair of the Board. Our staff and our work are truly dedicated to making a difference. Thank you all for joining us here today as we celebrate the importance of wellness and recovery and fight the stigma that may get in the way of people seeking the treatment that they need.”
Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of MHANJ said:
“We are certainly here for people with mental health and substance use problems who need advocacy, education, support and training to assist in their recovery. AND – we are also here for their family members to provide guidance and assistance navigating the system.”
Richard W. Brown of Monarch Housing spoke about the important a place to call home.
“Wellness and recovery are important for all of us especially or brothers and sisters who do not have a place to call home. Without a home that is affordable and has appropriate supportive services it is impossible to undertake or complete the journey to wellness and recovery.”
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