WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – January 16, 2018
The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. is delighted to announce city approval of its plans to build a women’s 12 Step home in West Palm Beach. Approval of the men’s home is expected to follow soon.
A permit has been issued for the site at 2115 Mercer Avenue, and a groundbreaking event is planned for Feb. 14, 2018 at 3 PM.
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 ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!”