25 Years of Miracles
Serenity House celebrated Cinco de Mayo by hosting a fundraiser with food partner Chipotle/Addison located at Lake Street and Rohlwing Road. Chipotle Store Manager Matt Benkowsky kicked off this brand new store’s first ever fundraiser between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m. to benefit the programs at Serenity House. Friends of Serenity House came out to enjoy the celebration feast and support a good cause!
On May 4th, 2013, Serenity House staff joined with United Way DuPage/West Cook for the LIVE UNITED 5K Run/Walk held at Cantigny Park in Winfield. Finance Director Lucy Phillips, Site Manager Geoff Rhoades and Men’s Program Counselor Robert Heldermon all ran for a personal best while President Lisa Labiak and Development Director Lisa Snipes spoke with event participants at the Serenity House booth.
As National Recovery Month comes to a close, we were treated to a special evening of live entertainment along with a message of hope and gratitude. Singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Jenny Franck and longtime band mate and bass player, Mike Orr, shared their unique style of grunge and 90s style punk rock while former Serenity House alumni Sam I. spoke of his appreciation to all who made his recovery journey possible.
Serenity House was a proud participant in the 8th Annual Rally Round Recovery held at Bicentennial Park in Joliet. Sponsored by the Southwest Coalition on Substance Abuse Issues, the rally featured actor and comedian Tommy Connolly as the MC for the event, presentations by state and local officials, entertainment, music, guest speakers, and over 30 local agencies providing resource information about available services.
Serenity House is celebrating National Recovery Month!
We are in need of new or gently used neutral color,
twin size sheets, pillow cases, blankets or comforters
for the men and women in our residential programs.
Can you help?
Please consider dropping off your donation of new or gently used neutral color, twin size sheets, pillow cases, blankets or comforters at the Serenity House Main Campus located at 891 S. Rohlwing Road, Addison, IL 60101, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Any questions, please call 630 620-6616 X129.
Earlier this month, Serenity House staff were proud participants in this year’s Kevin Klassic, held at the Midlane Golf Course & Resort in Wadsworth, IL. The Kevin Klassic honors the memory of Kevin Scheel and raises scholarship funds for men and women working to maintain their sobriety at Serenity House. Since 2006, over 30 individuals from Serenity House have benefited from the Kevin Klassic, improving their future by strengthening their education. Over $30,000 has been raised through the Kevin Klassic fundraiser and we are extremely grateful for their generous support!
From left to right, Wendy Scheel, Karl Scheel, Patrick Scheel, Elizabeth Willis, Marx Barry
The “Ladybugs” – without their help and support, the Kevin Klassic wouldn’t “fly!”
From left to right, Lisa Kluetz, Linda Hanrath, Cindy Goheen, Wendy Scheel & Marian Koenig
Please join us on Sunday May 27th in the Big Hall for our annual evening of sober self -expression along with special performances from local classic and alternative rock band Evil Wayz as we host Talent Showbriety – where the admission is free but the talent is priceless!
Evil Wayz Band
Click here for further details, print flyer to share! talent showbriety flyer 2012
Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc.,
“AT&T INVESTING IN ILLINOIS AWARD”
Addison, IL, January 12, 2012 — AT&T Illinois today announced Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc. is the winner of an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award.”
The AT&T Investing in Illinois Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.
“It is rewarding to have the work we do every day recognized by AT&T. We are driven by our mission to serve the community and this award certainly reminds us that the work we do is important to others and appreciated by the local community,” said Lisa Snipes, Vice President of Serenity House Counseling Services Inc. “We also wish to thank State Rep. Dennis Reboletti for supporting this award.”
By winning an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award,’ Serenity House receives public recognition and a contribution of $1,000 from AT&T to be used to fund substance abuse treatment services in our residential programs.
“AT&T Illinois has a proud history of making corporate contributions to Illinois non-profit groups and programs that are making a difference in local communities. Today, our company recognizes Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc. for improving the quality of life for local residents and strengthening the fabric of our state,” said Valerie Bruggeman, External Affairs Director, AT&T Illinois.
StateRepresentative Dennis Reboletti nominated Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc. for the recognition from AT&T Illinois.
“We are fortunate that very committed and caring groups are working to improve the quality of life for many residents of Addison area,” said State Representative Dennis Reboletti. “Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc. does tremendous work and I was pleased to make this nomination to recognize all they do.”
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This topic by Jamie Sotonoff was featured on the front page of the Daily Herald on Monday, December 19, 2011. Finding a job can be a difficult hurdle for recovering addicts.
Read the attached Daily Herald article with references to Serenity House, the concerns of employers and heartfelt quotes from clients.