Reseda, Calif (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
The Discovery House provided volunteers at this year's Reseda Neighborhood Pride Day. The event, which took place on Saturday, April 6th, brought members of the community together to make improvements in the neighborhood. The Discovery House was invited by the city council to participate in the event this year. Staff and alumni spent the day painting the houses of elderly residents in Reseda.
The Reseda Neighborhood Pride Day was organized in order to make some basic improvements to houses and beautify properties in the area. Volunteers painted the exterior of houses, planted flowers, removed graffiti, and cleaned up yards. Those participating in the event were provided with breakfast and lunch, and many members of the community joined together to make the day a success.
"The Discovery House is honored to be a part of this event. Helping restore our community is important to TDH. This is Rehabilitation and Recovery in action, this is how we become productive members of society. I am honored to work with our Alumni in these events and look forward to participating in many more,” Co- Founder & Executive Director Tom Whiting said.
Neighborhood Pride Day is an annual event that allows residents, landlords, and businesses of the community to work together to improve their neighborhood. Participants volunteer their time to do this work, and in doing so, help build stronger neighborhoods and improve residents' quality of life.
The event is coordinated by the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS), whose purpose is "Establishing, Protecting and Preserving Lifelong Homeowners throughout Los Angeles County." NHS strengthens communities by connecting residents with affordable housing, by supporting local leaders, and by increasing the financial independence of families in the area. Neighborhood Pride Day allows those invested in the community to help revitalize the neighborhood. Supporters this year were encouraged to "once again show the strength and heart of Reseda coming together and working as a community."
The Discovery House is a substance abuse treatment center located in the heart of Reseda, California. Clients participate in residential treatment at the facility, and alumni of the program stay connected through an extended care program. Counselors at The Discovery House bring a wide range of experience to the program, which focuses on holistic healing for each patient. The Discovery House offers a unique approach to treatment, one that focuses on an individualized treatment plan that is based on patients' specific needs.
Alumni of The Discovery House were happy to be involved with the Neighborhood Pride Day. As one TDH member who helped at the event stated, "It is wonderful to be of service to others. I have experienced much support from others during my struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. And now that I have freedom from my addiction, it feels good to be able to give back."
To learn more about The Discovery House, visit http://www.thediscoveryhouse.com/