HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — September is recovery month. A recovery resource event will be held this weekend in Huntsville.
BREAKING THE BARRIERS: A Recovery Resource event will be held this Saturday at the Max Luther Recreation Center in Huntsville.
Several organizations partnered to organize the event, including the City of Huntsville and ROSS
In a statement about the event, ROSS leaders said: “This is a much-needed event in Huntsville so we can meet people where they are and love people to live better lives. We want to do what we can. Save lives and help those we serve.”
Aubin Cathwon of ROSS said the campaign will include free food, music, naloxone, HIV testing, mobile showers, activities for children, clothing and more. The Family Life Center will also provide free on-site assessments for individuals in need of therapeutic services.
Huntsville Transit will provide free transportation.
“We’ve worked with the Transit Authority through the City of Huntsville, and they’re allowing anyone who’s on a rail bus anywhere in the city to just jump on it and say they’re going to break barriers and they’re going to let them go to the event,” Cawthon said.
One of the group’s goals, Cathwon said, is to break down barriers and keep people from falling through cracks.
ROSS has outreach staff in more than 30 counties across the state.
“We have a 24/7 helpline that allows people to connect with people in long-term recovery anytime, anywhere and get some quick resources.”
The hotline is (844) 307-1760.