“People need the support of the recovery community AND the purpose of a job”

Thank goodness for Rob and Diane Perez.

DV8 Kitchen was developed and operates as a second chance employment opportunity for people who are trying to redirect their lives.

It’s one thing to initiate recovery. A good treatment program can be pretty helpful with that, and a lot of people are able to do it without treatment.

Maintaining recovery brings an entirely different set of challenges. And, most of those challenges take place away from professional helpers in the community.

So, a lot of people talk about stigma and talk about ideas like healing forests, but only a fraction of them are engaged in activities that result in immediate and tangible improvements in the lives of people with addiction. (What could be more destigmatizing than the message, “you do not need to lower your standards to employ people in recovery“?)

Thank goodness for the Perezes, and Phillis Engelbert, and all the other businesses out there that commit to supporting people in recovery.

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