The Houston Run for Recovery, now entering its eighth year with its annual race and community celebration scheduled for December 17, 2017, is showing its staying power in a community known as one of the strongest in the nation's burgeoning recovery movement.
Proceeds from the Run for Recovery provide treatment scholarships for Santa Maria Hostel, Star Drug Court, and The Council on Recovery.
Santa Maria Hostel is a 501c3, non-profit organization with over 50 years of experience serving women in crisis, and continually responding to the emerging needs of the community. In 1995, they were recognized as one of Texas' best-managed centers for the treatment and care of addicted women and their children. They are proud to have the distinction of being the largest treatment center in Texas and, through your support, will continue to respond to the evolving needs of women and children. They feature two residential facilities capable of providing a home-like environment for women alone and with their children while in treatment for addiction. Once a client has utilized either supportive or intensive residential services, they offer a continuum of services to assist her in living a sober life. They offer mental health services as well as outpatient programming at multiple sites.
Star Drug Court is working to build the community's confidence in the criminal justice system through more effective judicial and public intervention based on changed perceptions of addiction. The drug court will seek to more efficiently utilize all available resources to save money and save lives.
The Council on Recovery. Alcoholism, addiction, drug dependency and other compulsive behaviors are complex diseases. Fortunately, The Council can help anyone at any time with issues related to alcohol, drugs or other compulsions. We do this through prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare, education and outreach.
At The Council, they believe in finding solutions to effectively treat this type of disease, and they are committed to turning no one away for an inability to pay. They reach people at home, at school, at work and in the community and meet individuals, families and businesses wherever they are in the cycle of addiction, from non-use, to addiction, to recovery.