Catalina Fries wrote -The Urban Bliss Yoga School is putting together a fundraiser to help out our local Charlotte Community by raising funds for Hope Haven, an organization that "[...] provides life skills for chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment leading to independence." ** A bit more about Hope Haven: "Hope Haven’s innovative model of residential services allows for outreach to an increased number of homeless and at-risk individuals and families; and has grown to an average of more than 300 adults per year. The Villages of Hope Haven makes it possible to respond to a critical shortage of aftercare facilities, particularly those serving substance abusing individuals and their families. All Hope Haven residents participate in regular group, family, and individual counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous meetings, parenting and recovery workshops, vocational and educational assessments, and job training programs. The agency recognizes the importance of family to an individual’s successful recovery and transition to self-sufficiency; so Hope Haven allows for the reunification of children with their parents earlier in the recovery process. [...] The support by private donations is integral to helping Hope Haven realize the full dream for The Villages. As our programs grow, so does the need for additional equipment, furnishings, and supplies for daily living. Private funding allows Hope Haven to open its doors to more homeless families and to provide expanded services, better equipping them with the tools needed for recovery and self-sufficiency." Read more about Hope Haven on their website: http://www.hopehaveninc.org/ **About us: We are a small group of students at the Urban Bliss Yoga School in Charlotte. As a practice in living the three main pillars of a yogic lifestyle, we are committed to Seva (community service) by helping raise funds for a local organization in need of support. We believe deeply in the importance of the work that Hope Haven is doing for the Charlotte area and we are honored to partner with them to bring them Hope during the holiday season. Please help us reach, maybe even surpass our goal. Donate what you can today!