Promises Treatment Centers® and The Promises Foundation Honor Recovery Month With 12th Annual Polo in the Palisades Event

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For the 12th year, The Promises Foundation presents its annual Polo in the Palisades charity polo match. The event benefits Miriam’s House, a transitional recovery home for low-income women and their children.

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The love and support our sponsors have shown for the women and children of Miriam’s House brings tears to my eyes as we work together to break the cycle of addiction and bring children back into the arms of their loving, recovering mothers.

The Promises Foundation is privileged to honor the work of Michelle Heymann, Options for Recovery and Ed Storti on Sept. 9 at the 12th annual Polo in the Palisades event at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California.

The annual fundraiser benefits the work of Miriam’s House, a transitional living home that provides a one-year program of recovery services, parenting and educational opportunities for low-income mothers and their children affected by substance abuse and behavioral health issues. Polo in the Palisades, which will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., brings together friends and leaders in the entertainment, business, legal and recovery communities to support Miriam’s House in the reunification of mothers and their children. Peter James Meyers, communication consultant and CEO of the Stand & Deliver Group, will emcee the event.

This year’s honorees are being recognized for their devotion to helping people in need:

  • Michelle Heymann, MA, CADC II, has participated in multiple service positions locally, nationally and internationally and has worked with adolescents and adults over the past 17 years. Heymann says the most rewarding part of her work is “watching the change in people develop. It ignites passion, inspiring others to do the same.”
  • Options for Recovery provides comprehensive substance abuse services, parent education and case management for women with children. Its mission is to empower mothers to implement the change necessary to achieve and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
  • Ed Storti, CADC II, is an author, lecturer and international intervention specialist known for the Storti Model of Intervention. Since 1976, Storti has led more than 3,500 interventions. He has authored Crisis Intervention: Acting Against Addiction and Heart to Heart: The Honorable Approach to Motivational Intervention. In addition, Storti is a contributing author of Addiction Recovery Tools. “It’s my calling and a privilege — a privilege knowing that maybe I can provide some words that can alleviate someone’s pain,” Storti said. “I’m humbled to be honored by the Promises Foundation. It’s my peers saying ‘you did good.’”

“We thank our sponsors for their continued generosity in support of Miriam’s House, which transforms the lives of mothers in recovery by helping them gain job skills and training, further their education and secure independent housing,” said Chris Karkenny, chief executive officer of Elements Behavioral Health. “Putting mothers on the path to success keeps families together and we’re incredibly proud that the Promises Foundation can play a part in this important work.”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate the outstanding work of this year’s honorees,” said Patricia Meyers, executive director of alumni and client services for Promises Treatment Centers, and event chairwoman and Promises Foundation board member. “The love and support our sponsors have shown for the women and children of Miriam’s House brings tears to my eyes as we work together to break the cycle of addiction and bring children back into the arms of their loving, recovering mothers.”

Polo in the Palisades will be at 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272. Tickets are $250 per person, with table sponsorships starting at $2,500. Donations are tax deductible. With the generous support of attendees, The Promises Foundation can make a difference in the lives of 15 families. To purchase tickets, visit The Promises Foundation website or call (310) 390-3700.

About The Promises Foundation

A 15-bedroom converted convent in Culver City, California, Miriam's House offers refuge, food, clothing and extensive counseling aimed at helping underserved women develop emotional tools and practical skills for embarking on happy, meaningful lives free of addiction and abusive relationships.

About Promises Treatment Centers®

Promises Treatment Centers® are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises® has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires drug or alcohol detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, eating disorder treatment or primary mental health care, Promises has been a treatment center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.promises.com or call (866) 285-9441.

Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a nationwide platform of behavioral health programs with over 750 licensed beds throughout nine states. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, sexual addiction, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering evidence-based, clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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