Ron Stupka, Community Relations Director
Big Elephant

Young People in Recovery Gather for Spring Sober and Clean

Big Elephant and Young People in Recovery sponsor the First Annual Spring Sober and Clean to promote the beauty of recovery.

Cleveland, OH: The members of the local Chapter of YPR are partnering with Catholic Charities Covenant Center and Stella Maris to sponsor our 1st Annual “Spring Sober & Clean” event on April 26, 2015 from 2-4 pm. It will be a collaborative effort to clean the trash and debris left behind from the winter months between the two treatment facilities as we spring forward beautifying the streets of our community.

The event symbolizes our civic need and desire for being “Clean” while giving recognition and awareness for those maintaining sobriety in their journey of addiction. Our goal is to provide the neighborhood an empowering opportunity for a positive activity as well as increase community involvement.

We ask that everyone reaches out to their network of friends for participants so that the event will be a success. Limited parking will be available; so car pool if possible. The route will begin at Catholic Charities Covenant Center located at 1515 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 while ending at Stella Maris located at 1302 Washington Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. There will be information teams available at each location to provide any necessary supplies or answer any questions. Refreshments and restroom facilities will be available at Stella Maris.

About Big Elephant: Supports recovery of behavioral health issues, including the recovery of the family and the communities surrounding these families. Big Elephant has a variety of programs for individuals, businesses and partners with local and national organizations in a tireless effort to reduce stigma, raise awareness and create sustainable recovery options.

About Young People in Recovery: Supports young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other recovery resources.