CARP Community Celebrates Groundbreaking

CARP GroundbreakingWEST PALM BEACH, Florida – February 14, 2018

Approximately 100 people attended the groundbreaking celebration for the CARP Women’s 12 Step home at 2115 Mercer Avenue in West Palm Beach today.

Wayne Player, Ainsley Charles, Ellen Fletcher, Kelly Landers, and Jeff Sabean. Photo by Lance Connelly.

At the event, Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, thanked Jeffrey Sabean of Tiffany & Co for the organization’s commitment to the capital campaign, announced plans for a partnership with Neiman Marcus, and thanked Connie Frankino for her contribution to the development of the women’s 12 Step home, to be named Serenity.

In attendance were members of the Board of Directors, State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Chief Deputy Mike Gauger, Jeffrey Sabean, Store Director of Tiffany & Co., and Ainsley Charles, Vice President, General Manager at Neiman Marcus.

 

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. announced city approval of its plans to build a women’s 12 Step home in West Palm Beach in January. Approval of the men’s home is expected to follow soon.

CARP was founded in 1972 with a vision to offer affordable housing recovery programs to homeless and indigent Palm Beach County residents suffering from alcoholism and addiction. This vision continues today, as CARP builds gender-specific 12-Step homes to provide a stable, supportive environment that utilizes a peer-to-peer 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction.

CARP’s goal is to help break the cycle of hopeless addiction, dependency, and resulting homelessness among less fortunate Palm Beach County residents.  For many, CARP is an individual’s last hope, after insurance benefits have been depleted or family members have given up hope.

CARP’s goal is to become self-funded. As money is spent on operations, leadership intends to replenish such funds — to honor past donors while securing CARP’s future as a self-sustaining enterprise. CARP is currently raising funds to build the residences and to fund its first year of operating expenses. The Annual Spring Luncheon, scheduled for March 10, 2018, will be an important part of CARP’s fundraising initiatives.

Kelly V. Landers, Esq., Board President, expressed his enthusiasm:

“CARP is returning to its beginning, serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved, with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes.  We are thankful for the community support demonstrated today, and ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!”

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