I have dreamed about running NYC Marathon, the PREMIER Race in my eyes, for as long as I can remember! Year after year I would doubt my capability to be able to complete 26.2 miles, but not THIS year! 2018 is going to be a big one for me and I am proudly going to check this off my bucket list of races! I made the decision to partner with Odyssey House , which is a NYC based Addiction Treatment Agency that is near and dear to my heart. In my eyes this partnership was a no brainer. My own family was affected by alcoholism and drug abuse for as long as i can remember. Addiction does not care what walk of life you come from! Addiction does not care about your race! Addiction does not care about your income. What addiction does care about is taking hold of you and not letting go.
Odyssey House Story:
For more than 50 years, Odyssey House has been helping New Yorkers start their lives over again. Not just clean, but with a clean state.
Odyssey House helps people overcome drug and alcohol abuse, improve their physical and mental health, and defeat homelessness. We offer a range of evidence-based residential, outpatient, and supportive housing programs for women with young children, young adults, senior citizens, and people coping with mental illness and/or homelessness.
We provide personalized treatment plans that address all of our clients’ needs – physical and mental health, home and family, jobs and education. We also offer medication-assisted treatment for people managing opioid dependency and train all residents and staff in the latest opioid reversal techniques.
With direct care services reaching more than 1,300 people a day, (including 650 residential beds and 455 supported housing apartments) Odyssey House is one of the largest publicly-funded social services organizations in the City.
Please help me reach my $2500 goal as I run for recovery alongside the Men and Women on the Odyssey House Marathon Team in NYC on 11.4.18