PA (September 23, 2016) – In
recognition of National Recovery Month in September, Dauphin County and more
than 75 health, wellness, treatment, education and employment vendors will hold
the second annual Recovery Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in
the lower level, center court of Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., in
Harrisburg. The free event is for all who are seeking to recover from
addiction, mental illness, homelessness, incarceration, gun violence,
health-related issues, unemployment and other challenges.
Day is part of the county’s long-term approach to addressing the overdose and addiction
epidemic,” said Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III, who oversees Dauphin
County’s Human Services. “Last year our county’s emergency dispatchers handled
a record 970 reported overdose events. The more people we can get into
treatment, the more lives we can save.”
the state, more than 3,500 people died from drug overdoses in 2015 – a 30
percent increase from 2014, according to a report from the Pennsylvania State
hope to chip away at the stigma of addiction,” said Commissioner Jeff Haste.
“Thanks to our many community partners for supporting this event and the
county’s mission to improve the quality of life for all of our residents.”
outreach event will begin with a walk to raise awareness about Recovery Month.
Anyone wishing to participate should meet at the Macy’s parking lot at 9 a.m.
at Recovery Day will be an informational session on Pathways to Pardons, also
known as the Second Chance Act, at 3 p.m. inside the former Boscov’s Department
Store. A collaboration between the Office of the Lt. Governor, the
Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Pathways to Pardons is a program to help
ex-offenders with clearing their names to make it easier to obtain employment
and provide for their families. Seating will begin at 2:45 p.m.
you or a loved one needs help and doesn’t know where to turn, we want you to
know that help is available,” said Commissioner Mike Pries. “Please know that
you’re not alone and we can help.”
more information about this special event, facilitated by Dauphin County and a
host of community partners, please call Dauphin County Human Services at
learn more about Pathways to Pardons, visit http://pro-a.org/pennsyvania-pathways-to-pardons-process/
or call 717-545-8929.