Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is proud to announce that Michael Askew, Manager of the CCAR Recovery Community Center Manager, received the 2014 Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award at this year’s 3rd Annual Bridgeport ReEntry Awards Ceremony. The event took place on Thursday, April 3 at the Housatonic Community College, presented by the Bridgeport ReEntry Collaborative.
The Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award is named after Stephanie Urdang and Jose Torres, whose enduring spirit, embodied in this award, recognizes a person, agency, or advocate who has worked tirelessly to promote the betterment of those reentering society.
Askew has worked with CCAR since January 2000 and has been passionate about his own long-term recovery established May 28, 1989. He has given numerous presentations on recovery advocacy throughout the state and country. Askew developed CCAR chapters in Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford in 2000 and has been instrumental in organizing the annual “Recovery Walks!” event in Bushnell Park. He has also worked to support the recovery community in jail and prison, providing “Inner Circle to Winner Circle” peer support groups.
“I am so honored to have received the 2014 Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award,” said Askew. “Working with CCAR has allowed me to contribute greatly to the community, and I am very blessed for that continued opportunity.”
Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. For more information, visit http://www.ccar.us.