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.

 

CARP, Inc. Announces New Facilities

…Heads up!! The Board of Directors of the recently restructured CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inc.) is proud to announce the new CARP facility, previously located off of 45th St. in West Palm Beach, Florida with a kick-off party reception on Thursday, May 5 to be held at The Beach Club in Palm Beach.

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

CARP Men’s 12 Step Home

CARP’s new vision is based on the original mission statement, which is to provide affordable recovery housing programs for men and women less fortunate who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Palm Beach County.

CARP Women's 12-Step Home

Kelly V. Landers, Esq., the new President of the Board of Directors, will present the plans for both recovery housing units. The men’s is slated to begin operations this fall with the women’s facility to open shortly after.