Holmes County ‘Faith in Recovery’ event set for Friday

Faith in Recovery (Source: Holmes County Sheriff's Office)
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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) – Holmes County Sheriff John Tate has once again partnered with Florida Department of Children and Families 14th Circuit System of Care to present “Faith in Recovery,” a community event geared at bringing law enforcement and members of both the professional and faith-based communities together to build a recovery-oriented system of care.

The event will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, June 21 at The Place Downtown (the old skating rink), located at 497 St. Johns Road in Bonifay with live music provided by local band “Sake of One.”

The event’s guest speaker will be Kevin Warren.

Warren, who serves as Executive Director of One Voice IMPACCT and CEO of The LIFE Group, overcame flunking out of college, addiction, and homelessness and used those experiences to develop a variety of coping and recovery methods aimed at cultivating addiction recovery and bridging gaps.

Now an author, husband, and father, Warren has dedicated his life to provide social and emotional learning rooted in Trauma-Informed Care Solutions and is sought after to help develop and grow programs for both youth and adults through programs and organizations such as Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse & Mental Health, the Alliance on Mental Illness, Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Coalition for Children, and the federal TRIO programs.

Faith in Recovery brings together law enforcement, faith-based organizations, businesses, and other members of the community in a united effort to provide recovery education and resources.

“Nearly everyone knows someone battling addiction,” says Sheriff Tate, “and while law enforcement strives to arrest those who sell illicit drugs, the key component of helping facilitate a strong system of support and recovery for those trying to overcome addiction cannot be overlooked.”

A meal will be provided, and participants can also expect recovery-related vendors and door prizes.

If you or someone you know is looking for support and/or resources to overcome addiction – or if you would like to help provide support or resources - we encourage you to come out to Faith in Recovery.

For more information, or to make a door prize donation, contact Missy Lee at 850-251-7350 or by emailing: Mylisa.lee@myflfamilies.com

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