Serenity Jam is much more than an awesome day of fun and music in the park.
It is the annual celebration of recovery and fundraiser sponsored by The Community Program for Recovery.
The Community Program for Recovery (CPR) mission is “To provide resources to persons in recovery from substance abuse.”
In the past 5 years, CPR has raised $36,950 for emergency funds for recovering transitional house residents in various houses in the area, as well as non-profit meeting facilities and organizations that provide ongoing support for those in 12 Step recovery programs.
The Gateway House for Men
Located on Vine Street in historic Mt. Auburn, Gateway House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been serving the greater Cincinnati area since 1998. Founded by John Conboy, the Gateway House provides safe, sober, and affordable housing to men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. A fixture of the recovery community, the Gateway House prides itself on be the highest quality and least expensive transitional house in the region. Funding is provided by resident fees as well as private giving; GATEWAY RECEIVES NO STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDING
In 2022 we raised a total of $15,950 for The Prospect House, Oak Street Clubhouse, and The Orient House for Women. The Prospect House offers a 12-step based treatment program as well as transitional housing for recovering alcoholic and addicted men. Oak Street is an AA clubhouse that has provided a place for meetings for the greater Cincinnati recovery community for over 75 years. The Orient House is a new women’s transitional house we are helping to get established in the community.
The CPR check presentation to John E. Directer of the Prospect House. A fund was set up to directly benefit their recovering residents.
The Mission of Prospect House is to provide high-quality drug and alcohol treatment in a long-term residential setting to men without money, insurance, or other resources. The Prospect House strives to lighten the burden for these men, to bring sobriety within reach, and to help rekindle dignity through self-respect and self-support. Since 1970, when it was founded, Prospect House has been and will remain an abstinence-based program, providing a safe environment to learn a whole new way of life.
405 Oak Street has served as a place for the Greater Cincinnati Recovery Community to meet for 77 years. This historic gathering place hosts around-the-clock AA meetings 7 days a week, as well as special events for people in the recovery community.
Charlieʼs 3/4 House and Angieʼs House of Freedom and Miracles
With a raffle in 2020 ,The 2021 Serenity Jam, and your contributions, we raised a a total of $6000 for each house. The funds are earmarked for a managed trust that recovering transitional house residents may borrow from for emergencies. All proceeds benefit house residents only and are not for house structural or operational expenses.