Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 23, 2011

Franchot to Join Park Heights Community Health Alliance, Others to Kick-Off Recovery Month

Comptroller to Speak on How Recovery in Communities Can Lead to Economic Recovery

WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, 11th District
Willie Flowers, Park Heights Community Health Alliance
Greg Warren, Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems
Joseph Jones, Center for Urban Families
Chandra McNeil Johnson, Gaudenzia Treatment Facility

WHAT: Comptroller Peter Franchot will join members of Baltimore’s substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation community to promote September as National Recovery Month. Additionally, he will announce the upcoming Fifth Annual Recovery Walk and Rally and speak about how substance abuse recovery can aid our state in its economic recovery.

The group will make this announcement at the Afya Community Garden, which was once known as “Needle Park” because of the drug abuse that took place there. The location, which once represented blight and despair, now exemplifies hope, as it provides fresh and nutritious produce for more than 50 families in the surrounding community.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
10 a.m.

WHERE: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Afya Center
Community Garden
4151 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

CONTACT: Caron Brace (Comptroller's Office), 410-260-7438 (office), 410- 212-9414 (cell)
Salima Montes (Recovery Month/Walk), 410-300-7502 (cell)