EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After reviewing several nominations, Wellspring Center for Prevention (formerly NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc.) is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the 2015 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center.

The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to recognize Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center will be held Friday, September 25th at the organization’s facility located at 288 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ.

“We chose Catholic Charities as our 2015 Tree of Hope recipient because of their impact on the communities they serve, every day,” said Executive Director Ezra Helfand. “Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center offers general counseling, domestic violence, bilingual counseling services, and substance abuse services to individuals, families, and couples affected by mental health and substance abuse issues. They not only give people hope, but also a real opportunity for recovery.”

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NCADD’s annual Tree of Hope campaign is designed to raise the consciousness of our neighbors in Middlesex County to the fact that addiction is an illness from which many do recover, and to celebrate those recoveries. This annual event is one of NCADD’s primary fundraising vehicles and supports their confidential information and referral Helpline, which helps over 800 individuals and families begin their journey of recovery.

“All of us at Catholic Charities’ East Brunswick Family Service Center are thrilled to be recognized as the 2015 recipient of Wellsprings’ Tree of Hope designation,” said Elena Boyle, Service Area Director, “the programs we’re able to provide within the Addiction Services Area help serve adult individuals, families and adolescents who are struggling to overcome their addictions.”

Commemorative ornaments to decorate the tree for celebration will be offered for sale at $5 each, and special engraved crystal ornaments are available at $100 each. Ornaments for the tree can be personalized, as requested, to commemorate the recovery of a loved one, in the hope of recovery for a friend or family member, or to memorialize someone who did not experience recovery. Ornaments may also remain anonymous.

Anyone interested in attending this unique event is welcome to register here.

Additional information will be available on the Wellspring/NCADD Website at www.ncadd-middlesex.org.

About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, uses the principles of quality, creativity, respect and empowerment as the guiding forces behind the agency’s mission. When reaching out to those in the community needing service, particular attention is given to the poor, undervalued, or disenfranchised. Programs focus on the value of family, individual knowledge and the right of every client to be treated with dignity and respect. These programs include basic needs provision, child care, counseling services, foster care, housing and shelters, immigration, maternity services, out of home placement, referral services, social justice, youth services, and disaster relief.   Additional information about the agency and its programs can be found on their website at www.ccdom.org.

About Wellspring Center for Prevention (formerly NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc.)

The Wellness Center for Prevention (Formerly NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc) is a private, non-profit health education organization. Established in 1980, the agency is recognized as the leading resource in Middlesex County for information, education and prevention services on alcohol and drug abuse. Services include: the Jason Surks Memorial Prevention Resource Center, information and referral help line, training, community education programs, early childhood prevention programs Footprints for Life™ and Forest Friends, advocacy for alcoholics and other drug dependent persons and their families, and public awareness campaigns. Additional information is available at www.ncadd-middlesex.org.