Recovery Community Unites for CARP

Actor Mackenzie Phillips and State Attorney Dave Aronberg Raise Awareness of CARP's Mission

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – February 29, 2020

Chief Deputy Mike Gauger, Mackenzie Phillips, and Phyllis Gauger

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed more than three hundred guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday (2-29-20) to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Funds raised totaled more than $404,000.

Bishop Harold Calvin Ray

Bishop Harold Calvin Ray

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members, long-term CARP advocates, and guest speaker Mackenzie Phillips, guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom at noon for the luncheon and program. Bishop Harold Calvin Ray led a powerful invocation, remembering troops abroad and reminding guests of the power of community spirit.

Dave Aronberg, Palm Beach County State Attorney

Highlights of the day included opening remarks by State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who spoke about how leading the Sober Homes Task Force has removed predatory operators from the South Florida addiction treatment industry, and made it stronger and more effective as a result.  Guest Speaker Mackenzie Phillips engaged the room by speaking honestly on her lifelong battle with personal demons, trauma, and near-fatal addiction – and her journey to discover her authentic self. Her message raised awareness of the importance of CARP’s mission.

Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips

Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, led an inspired fundraising drive that included nearly $404,000 in pledges and receipts. He was joined by Executive Committee members Carl Nicola, Mike Fagan, and Bishop Ray. Mr. Landers stated that "CARP is returning to its roots, serving alcoholic and drug addicts who are less fortunate, 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!"

Carl Nicola,John Grant,Michele Lutz, Kelly Landers, Bishop Harold Calvin Ray, Michael Fagan

In attendance were Honorary Chairpersons Park Miler and Patty Dean; Chairpersons Chief Deputy Michael and Phyllis Gauger; Honorary Chairperson Dr. William Adkins and his daughter, Christy Adkins Robertson; Bishop Harold Calvin Ray; Keith and Stacy Mandel Palagye; Travis Husk and Janice Palmer of Tiffany & Co.; and, Ainsley Charles of Neiman Marcus.

The Board of Directors of CARP is thankful for support from sponsors including Park Miller and Patty Dean, Bill and Mo Maynor DeMott, Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, Keith and Stacy Mandel Palagye, and Rocco’s Tacos, as well as support from foundations including the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, J.M. Rubin Foundation, and the Cathleen McFarlane Foundation.

CARP 2020 Sponsors

Contributions will support the development and operation of CARP men’s and women’s residences. CARP’s vision includes gender-specific 12 Step Homes for men and women that support supervised, abstinence-based recovery and offer hope to Palm Beach County’s economically vulnerable. CARP’s Women’s Home, Serenity, opened Feb. 1, 2020, and the Men’s Home will follow in June, 2020.

 

Community Unites to Support Grand Opening of CARP Women’s Home

Grand Opening, CARP Women's Home ~ Serenity

Photo by Paulette Martin and Amy Marie Meister

 

Community Unites to Support Grand Opening of CARP Women’s Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – February 1, 2020

More than 150 supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the CARP Women's  12 Step Home, Serenity, Friday, Jan. 31st, from 3-6 PM. The gathering included CARP board members, circuit court judges, law enforcement officers, representatives from private foundations and corporate sponsors, individual donors, and diverse stakeholders eager to support economically vulnerable women recover from substance use disorder. Attendees included Judge Joe Curley of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; Chief Deputy Mike Gauger; John Hulick, Director, Office of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders, Palm Beach County; Jeffrey Sabean, Store Director of Tiffany & Co. Palm Beach; Ainsley Charles, Vice President and General Manager of Neiman Marcus Palm Beach; Park Miller; and, Patty Dean. The Women’s Home opened its doors to its first residents Feb. 1, 2020.

CARP was founded in 1972 with a vision to offer affordable housing recovery and programs to homeless and indigent Palm Beach County residents suffering from alcoholism and addiction. This vision continues today, as CARP opens its Women’s 12 Step Home to provide a supervised, supportive environment that utilizes a peer-driven 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. Funding for the CARP Women’s Home was provided by the Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, William Groot Foundation, Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Mandel Philanthropic Fund, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Lang Family Trust, Park Miller and Patty Dean, and Bill and Mo Maynor DeMott.

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, and we are thankful to CARP’s community of donors.  We ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!”

 

Grand Opening of CARP Women’s 12 Step Home

Grand Opening of CARP Women's 12 Step Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – January 10, 2020

CARP Women's 12 Step Home

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. is delighted to announce the Grand Opening of the CARP Women’s 12 Step Home, named “Serenity,” January 31, 2020, from 3-6 PM. The event is free and all supporters of CARP are welcome. Join the Board of Directors for a group photo at 4 PM.

CARP Women's 12 Step HomeCARP 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 opens its Women’s 12 Step Home to provide a supervised, supportive environment that utilizes a peer-driven 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. Funding for the CARP Women’s Home was provided by the Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, William Groot Foundation, Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Mandel Philanthropic Fund, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Lang Family Trust, Park Miller and Patty Dean, and Bill and Mo Maynor DeMott.

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, and we are thankful to CARP’s community of donors. We ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!”

 

NFL Quarterback and State Attorney Speak at Annual CARP Luncheon

CARP 2019 Annua; Spring Luncheon Committee

Guest Speaker Ryan Leaf

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf helped raise awareness of the CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs) mission at a luncheon with more than 250 people. He was the keynote speaker at the organization’s annual Spring Luncheon March 2 at the Four Seasons Resort.

Leaf talked about his journey from star quarterback to opioid addict and learning to help others, which he said saved his life.

PBC State Attorney Dave Aronberg

State Attorney Dave Aronberg

State Attorney Dave Aronberg also spoke about leading the Sober Homes Task Force, which led to arrests for patient brokering and insurance fraud in the rehab industry, and how organizations such as CARP are critical to resolving the problems presented by the opioid crisis.

Guests mingled with honorary chairman and chairwoman Park Miller and Patty Dean and chairman and chairwoman Michael and Cat Cabot during the reception in the Living Room. The party then shifted toward the Royal Poinciana Ballroom for lunch. A fundraising drive led by Kelly V. Landers, president of the board of directors, raised $500,000 in pledges and receipts.

The Board of Directors of CARP is thankful for support from sponsors including Park Miller and Patty Dean, Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus, Rocco’s Tacos,  Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, Holistix Treatment Centers, Nicole C. Morris, P.A., Pike & Lustig, LLC, and Kelly Landers, Esq., as well as support from foundations including the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, J.M. Rubin Foundation, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, and the Lang Family Trust.

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Money raised will support the CARP men’s and women’s residences. The gender-specific 12 Step Homes offer supervised, abstinence-based recovery to Palm Beach County’s economically vulnerable. The women’s home, Serenity, will open in June, and the men’s home will follow in October.

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CARP Annual Spring Luncheon

CARP 2019 Sponsors

CARP Community Celebrates Groundbreaking for Men’s 12 Step Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – June 14, 2018
More than 75 people attended the groundbreaking celebration for the CARP Men’s 12 Step home at 1626 Okeechobee Road in West Palm Beach yesterday.

At the event, Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, thanked sponsors including Tiffany & Co. and Neiman Marcus for their commitment to the CARP capital campaign. Lavinia Baker, member of the Board of Directors, led the prayer. Food was provided by Rocco’s Tacos.

Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, thanks supporters, sponsors Tiffany & Co. and Neiman Marcus, and Rocco’s Tacos.

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, named Serenity, in West Palm Beach in January. The women’s home is expected to be open within seven months to one year.

Board member Lavinia Baker leads the group in prayer.

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.

Michele Lutz of CARP and Ellen Fletcher of Neiman Marcus.

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.

Board members Patrick Tighe, Esq., Kelly V. Landers, Esq., and Rick Hutchinson, Esq.

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!”

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

CARP, Inc. to Begin Building in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – June 1, 2018

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. is delighted to announce city approval of its plans to build a men’s 12 Step home in West Palm Beach. The women’s 12 Step home was approved in January of this year.

A permit has been issued for the site at 1626 Okeechobee Road, and a groundbreaking event is planned for June 13, 2018 at 2 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 supervised, 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.

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!”

 

CARP Annual Spring Luncheon Raises Nearly $500K

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – March 11, 2018

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed three hundred guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Funds raised totaled $487,000.

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members and long-term CARP advocates, guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom at noon for the luncheon and live auction and were welcomed by Chairwomen Mo Maynor and Lauren Arpel.

Board member Park Miller led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, and shared his support for CARP’s mission, followed by an Invocation led by Bishop Harold Calvin Ray. Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, stated that “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!” Construction began on the women’s home in February, and the men’s home is expected to follow soon.

Chairwoman Mo Maynor offered a heartfelt introduction to the guest speaker, Mark Lundholm — who moved the audience to laughter and tears as he shared his personal experiences with addiction, transformation, and Twelve Step Recovery. The live auction, emceed with aplomb by Jonathan Duerr, was a highlight for many guests, including the winning bidders.

Live auction donors included:

Dr. Fredric Barr, M.D. (Member, CARP Board of Directors), BallenIsles Country Club, Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, Kevin Durant, Eastpointe Country Club, The Country Club at Mirasol, Park Miller and Patty Dean, Old Palm Golf Club, Guanabanas Restaurant, The Preserve at Iron Horse, Frenchman’s Creek,  and Tiffany & Co.

In attendance were Honorary Chairwoman Connie M. Frankino; Chairpersons Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor; Co-Chairwoman Lauren Arpel; Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County; Deputy Chief Mike Gauger; Sarah Willis, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge; Jonathan Duerr, live auction emcee; Jeff Sabean and Janice Palmer of Tiffany & Co.; and, Ainsley Charles and Ellen Fletcher of Neiman Marcus.

The Board of Directors of CARP is thankful for support from corporate sponsors including Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus, Rocco’s Tacos, Chromatix, Palm Beach Kennel Club, Clearbrook Foundation, Eretzor Consruction, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, and Redemptive Life Fellowship. Grand Sponsors include Connie M. Frankino, Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, and an anonymous donor.

Contributions will support the development and operation of CARP men’s and women’s residences. CARP’s vision includes gender-specific 12 Step Homes for men and women that support supervised, abstinence-based recovery and offer hope to Palm Beach County’s vulnerable.

 

About CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc.
Founded in 1972, CARP has resumed its original mission — to offer hope to the underserved alcoholic and drug addicted. CARP residences will employ an abstinence-based 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction, with 24-hour supervision. More information is available at: carpinc.org.

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!”

CARP to Begin Building in West Palm Beach

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!”

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

CARP Annual Spring Luncheon Draws 240 Guests

Laurie Dhue (Photo: Lance Connelly)

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – March 14, 2017

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed two hundred forty guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Our Honorary Chairwoman was Connie Frankino.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

The Living Room at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (Photo: Lance Connelly)

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members and long-term CARP advocates, music played by piper Patrick Crowley to honor deceased board members Harry S. Hamilton and Ellen Tansey initiated the luncheon as guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

Dick Robinson (Photo: Paulette Martin)

Dick Robinson (above) began the luncheon program with the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, joined him to recite the Serenity Prayer and welcome guests. Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, followed by stating CARP’s building plans for men’s and women’s 12 Step homes have been submitted to the city of West Palm Beach, and were available for viewing at the luncheon, stating “This is just the beginning.”

Park Miller, speaking as an alumnus of CARP, stated that 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.

Guest speaker Laurie Dhue brought an authentic message of recovery to the event. Ms. Dhue spoke of her journey through addiction, transformation, and recovery. You can read more in the Palm Beach Daily News article.

Committee members include: Lavinia Baker, Kerry Coyle, Lynda Henry, Rick Hutchinson, Esq., Barbara Katz, Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, Park Miller, Carl Nicola, Margaret Donnelley, Elizabeth Matthews, Fran Marcone, Robert Needle, Xiomara Ordoñez, Brittnye Parker, Alicia Vannini, Todd Weintz. Volunteers included Diane Seltzer, Amanda Marino, and Brenda Smith.

Note: Featured Image, top: Royal Poinciana Ballroom at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, with floral arrangements by The Palm Beach Connection (Credit: Lance Connelly).