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Strawberry Mansion: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Helps Build Better Community

Strawberry Mansion: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Helps Build Better Community

Rochelle Amos sat nervously at a desk in a conference room at Stop and Surrender Inc., a substance abuse treatment provider located at 2522 W. Huntingdon St. In a shaky voice, she talked about what she does for the organization. “I’m the administrative coordinator,” Amos said. “I basically am responsible for all data, all paperwork, […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Passion is an essential element in the development of communities in Northwest Philadelphia. Each of these individuals brings their own skill set in an effort to build a stronger community. They strive to improve their communities by instilling stability within families, reinforcing positive attitudes for children and providing invaluable guidance for adolescents. Rich Drayton (pictured […]

 By Rebecca Savedow

Germantown: New Directions Offers a Way Out for Troubled Women

Germantown: New Directions Offers a Way Out for Troubled Women

  Nicole Mattis murdered her abusive boyfriend. Cindy Livingston, 46, has been a PCP user since the age of 13. Together they are starting over at New Directions for Women Inc., an alternative to incarceration for female offenders. The one-year program provides an array of services for rehabilitation and independence. Substance abuse and psychological evaluation […]