Recovery Centers of America Joins Savage Sisters to Tackle Kensington’s Ongoing Opioid Crisis

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Recovery Centers of America (RCA), a healthcare network of substance use disorder treatment facilities, announced that its alumni association will join Savage Sisters on Saturday, May 20, 2023, for an outreach event in Kensington, Philadelphia. Savage Sisters is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides trauma-informed housing, harm reduction initiatives, and outreach to individuals affected by substance use disorder and homelessness.

For decades, Kensington has been the epicenter of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis. With the influx of highly addictive and deadly drugs such as illicit fentanyl and, most recently, the animal tranquilizer xylazine, otherwise known as “tranq,” the neighborhood has become a national example of a public health crisis.

Members of the RCA Alumni Association as well as RCA employees are traveling to Philadelphia from centers around the region to be on hand for the May 20 Savage Sisters outreach event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at 3115 Kensington Avenue. The RCA Alumni Association will donate and hand out wound care supplies, food, and clothing.

“The RCA Alumni Association is dedicated to ensuring those in recovery feel supported when they need it most and to offer a message of hope to anyone actively struggling with substance use disorder,” said Jaye Rodenbush, director of alumni engagement for RCA. “Clearly, so many people living in and coming to Kensington are in great need right now. We are honored to support the important efforts of Savage Sisters and offer our assistance.”

Savage Sisters, founded by Sarah Laurel after recovering from her own substance use disorder, provides showers, wound care, food, clothing and other assistance to people entering its drop-in center in Kensington. In addition, Savage Sisters has nine recovery homes, where residents are given the opportunity to heal, rebuild their lives, and start their journey into recovery.

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The RCA Alumni Association holds daily recovery meetings, monthly sober events, community service initiatives, and support groups on Facebook. Believing that a sober community is always ready and waiting to welcome people into recovery, the group encourages those struggling with addiction to reach out for help.

RCA offers individualized treatment programs to help those with substance use disorder find lasting sobriety. If you or your loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and need help, the staff at Recovery Centers of America is available 24/7. Call 1-844-5-RCA-NOW (844-722-2669) for help today.

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