‘Tis the season, brimming with twinkle and sparkle — and posing distinctive challenges for those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and their families and friends.
With almost five decades of experience, Link House, Inc. understands the intensity and complexity of the challenges people with substance use disorder face on a daily basis, and especially around the holidays.
Link House Inc. Recipients of 2nd Award from CCB Foundation
For the second time, Link House Inc. will benefit from the generosity of the CCB Foundation. The recent $7,000 gift will be directed to assist clients in need of support to transition from a Link House program into an independent living situation. Funds will be used for first and last month’s deposit for an apartment, and/or assistance to set up an apartment (furniture, bedding, kitchen items, etc.).
In 2018, Colleen and Gordon Bullard of Rockport established the CCB Foundation Inc. in memory of their son, who lost his battle to addiction the year before at the age of 30. The Bullards have turned their grief into action, with the goal of supporting innovative recovery programs. “We are most grateful for the continued support of the CCB Foundation. They truly understand the challenges of addiction, and the supports needed for clients to transition into independent living and maintain long-term recovery” says Gary Gastman, Executive Director for Link House Inc.
Colleen and Gordon Bullard of Rockport were devastated when they lost their 30-year-old son Cory to drug addiction in 2017, but they have turned their grief into action. The Bullards established The CCB Foundation to honor their son, which helps fund innovative recovery programs. In December, The CCB Foundation made a gift of $4,000 to Link House Inc. in support of the Maris Center, a residential rehabilitation program located in Salisbury, MA.
On September 10, 2018, Liz Kidder completed her 2,190 mile hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness around addiction and also to support Link House, Inc., specifically the Maris Center for Women. She began on April 2, 2018 in Georgia. Liz spent 161 days walking, hiking and climbing until she reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. During this time, Liz turned 30 years old and got married. She also raised over $5,000 for Link House, Inc. Liz’s Go Fund Me page can be accessed here:
Congratulations to Liz on an amazing accomplishment. The staff and clients of the Maris Center are truly appreciative of her efforts on behalf of our programs.
Link House, Inc., along with representative from the Newburyport Police Department, Anna Jaques Hospital, the Pelican Intervention Fund, and the Pettingill House recently participated in the Addiction in Our Workplaces Forum held on April 30th at Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport.
The Forum highlighted what services each organization provides to individuals struggling with addiction, or to families concerned about a loved one struggling with addiction.