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).

CARP Women's 12 Step Home

CARP Resumes its Annual Spring Luncheon

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee (see below) are delighted to announce that the organization has resumed its annual spring luncheon, to honor the legacy of CARP’s past and thank those who are funding CARP’s new campus.
 Laurie Dhue

Laurie Dhue

The luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, with a reception beginning at 11:30 AM. The honorary chairperson is Connie M. Frankino, and the Chairperson is Margaret M. Luce. The guest speaker, Laurie Dhue, is a veteran news anchor who will bring a message of recovery. Tickets are available on CARP’s website, carpinc.org/events, or by calling CARP’s main office at 561.844.6400.
The luncheon will provide an opportunity for the CARP Board of Directors and the Spring Luncheon Committee to show appreciation for the enduring support of its community, while sharing CARP’s future plans. CARP’s vision includes unique, gender-specific 12 Step Homes for men and women that support supervised, abstinence-based recovery and offer hope to Palm Beach County’s most vulnerable. CARP residences will employ an abstinence-based 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction.  Contributions will support the development and operation of CARP men’s and women’s residences.
CARP Men's 12 Step Home

CARP Men’s 12-Step Home

“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!” says Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors.

 

GIVING TUESDAY

Help CARP Give Back this Giving Tuesday

CARP joins the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose.  Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire CARP’s community to take collaborative action to improve our community.

Taking place Nov. 29, 2016 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicating to giving — similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

CARP has been raising money to build Men’s and Women’s 12 Step homes, as well as fund the first year of operations. As CARP prepares for residents, the organization will be accepting donations of 12 Step literature (e.g., Big Book, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions) and everyday household items at the CARP office, 1626 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach, 33401 on Tuesday, Nov. 29th (10 AM – 2 PM). Items needed include: sealed (or unused) tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels, toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash, shampoo, brushes, combs, and other essential toiletries; and, hair dryers and/or hair styling instruments (no bedding or clothing at this time). CARP will also be accepting donations online to offer the gift of recovery to residents.

Give one day, week, or month of recovery

“The most meaningful gift that we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.  We hope you’ll keep us in mind this giving season and remember that the holidays are about giving and creating a better world and community together,” said Kelly V. Landers, chairman of the board.

Give the Gift of Recovery

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

Serving the Alcoholic and Drug Addicted Underserved. Est. 1972.

CARP Women's 12 Step Home

CARP Receives $376K Grant from William Groot Family Trust

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. is delighted to announce receipt of a $376,000 gift from the William Groot Family Trust.

Funds will be used to build 24–bed, gender-specific 12-step homes in West Palm Beach for men and women seeking freedom from alcoholism and drug addiction. The residences will provide long-term transitional housing to support abstinence-based recovery. Upon approval of submitted plans, construction will begin.

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

CARP Men’s 12 Step Home

Founded in 1972, CARP provides affordable recovery housing programs for men and women less fortunate who are suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction in Palm Beach County. CARP’s new vision includes providing safe, stable, home-like housing, to empower residents to transition to a substance-free lifestyle by following the principles of 12 Step programs. The goal is to provide the addicted with an opportunity to break free of the cycle of homelessness and dependency so that they may contribute to the community.

Kelly V. Landers, Esq., Board President, expressed his gratitude: “We are deeply honored to have been one of several charities to have received the kindness from the William Groot Family Trust. God is truly smiling upon CARP’s renewal.”

Renewal of CARP Reception

Renewal of CARP Reception Draws 200 Celebrants

PALM BEACH, Florida – May 5, 2016

The Board off Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inc.) welcomed more than 200 people to The Beach Club to introduce new leadership to the community and unveil current initiatives for the organization.

Guests included members of CARP’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and leaders in the community who have supported endeavors to combat addiction in Palm Beach County – particularly among those less fortunate.

Mo & William DeMott, Debbie Strand, Bishop Harold Calvin Ray

Mo & William DeMott, Debbie Strand, Bishop Harold Calvin Ray

At the event, Dr. Nicholas Colangelo, CARP’s consultant, discussed the progress that CARP has made with its revitalization. In this short time, CARP has obtained two properties that will be used for a men’s and women’s 12-step home – for 24 individuals each.

Kelly V. Landers, Esq., Board President addressed the supporters, outlining the organization’s plans and requesting that the community join in their support — both financially as well as with respect to volunteer service.

CARP’s mission continues to be serving the alcoholic and drug-addicted underserved.

This event was funded by private donations through The Friends of CARP 2016.