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WHO WE ARE HELPING
Mainstream House, Riverhead, NY As a result of your support, we were able to provide assistance for housing and support for individuals in recovery. Mainstream House is centrally located in Riverhead, The County Seat Of Suffolk County. We operate both men's and women's houses, with a tested structure that re-establishes healthy habits for successful recovery.
Mainstream House was founded by Robert Hartmann Jr (Casac) to give recovering addicts, like himself, a safe home to recover from chemical addiction. By requiring residents to attend 12 step meetings from their choice of multiple fellowships, and get a sponsor, Mainstream House introduces the client to the tools needed for long term recovery. Mainstream House is a working house which means the client must get a job early in his stay. This approach teaches some of life’s lessons that were forgotten in addiction; how to pay bills, how to manage your money, and how to save for the future.
St. Christophers Inn, Harrison, NY. Thanks to your support, we have recently made another donation to the Scholarship Fund at St. Christopher’s Inn in Garrison, NY, a treatment center for men struggling with addition. These scholarships are reserved for men who show a serious commitment to doing the difficult work required for a life in recovery. Members of the Board of Directors went to the Inn in June. We were invited to attend mass with Father Polanco and the residents of the Inn and then met with Christine Madera of Missions Support where we learned more about the wonderful works of their program. We are honored to be able to be a supporter.
"Thank you for the generous donation to the St. Christopher's Inn Scholarship Fund in tribute of Daniel Copersino and for your partnership in helping many men move from "Broken" to "Blessed" through their work at St. Christopher's Inn. Your participation in our ministry is so very important and makes a real difference in our fight to save lives from homelessness and addiction. Together we will help men at the Inn win the battle against addiction and return to their lives as husbands, fathers, brothers and productive members of society. On behalf of all those we serve, thank you again for your generosity. You are an integral part of our life-saving mission. The Friars, Staff and Residents of St. Christopher's Inn count you among our blessings."
Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA
President & Spiritual Director
St. Christopher's Inn
Garrison, New York
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there we did not hold any events for 2020.
2021 SPARTAN RACES. June 12, 2021 Spartan Sprint 5K Race at Bethel Woods, NY. To kick 2021 off, we had a team of 15 racer participate in this fundraiser event. Proceeds go towards grants for those in need of substance abuse treatment or housing.
November 20, 2021 Spartan Stadion 5K Race at Citi Field. The 2020 Citi Field Race was cancelled due to the pandenic. It was rescheduled for this November. This will be our main 2021 fundrasing event. Our goal is to have 50+ racers and to raise funds to provide assistance at sober-living homes in Long Island.