Psalm 23 hosting family breakfasts, starting March 12

  • Mar. 2, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Marvin Declare

Marvin Declare

The Psalm 23 Transition Society is hosting a family community breakfast at the 100 Mile House Baptist Church (at the corner of Tatton Station Road and Highway 97) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on March 12.

We are very excited to kick off our monthly family community breakfast program, says Psalm 23 society president and chief executive officer Marvin Declare.

Psalm 23 has a facility at 59 Mile, called the Casablanca Training Centre (CTC) and just 14 kilometres north of Clinton, which houses and aids in the recovery of people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, as well as the homeless, provided they have a desire to make life changes for their own betterment.

“Our goal is to support the community by offering our services and family support. We are here to encourage the community and to show that change is possible.”

The society’s recovery training looks at the educational components and relapse prevention as “two tracks to one goal,” he says, adding they work a lot with the traditional 12-step recovery program.

Clients also participate in outreach activities designed to give back to the community, and while it is not a requirement, Declare says the hope is they will also attend church services.

People in need of this type of help have been identified in Prince George, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Kelowna and Merritt, he says, adding the goal is the CTC will eventually service all of those communities.

“We encourage the sharing of updates on the happenings of our charitable society along with testimonies of our residents. We try to link and share our message with the whole family so we encourage you to bring your children.”

Don’t worry about cost, Declare says, because it is by donation and all donations are tax deductible.

“Our main goal is to have you come out and fellowship with us, and we want to be a good neighbour in your community.”

People who are unable to make the community breakfast but would like to stay in the loop and know about the things that are happening with Psalm 23’s training centre can sign up to get on the e-mail list or mailing list.

All you have to do is send me an e-mail (psalm23society@shaw.ca) and state you would like us to put you on our contact list, Declare says, adding folks who don’t have e-mail, call 250-459-2220 or send a letter to Box 387; Clinton, B.C.; V0K 1K0, asking the society to send you the monthly updates.

“For your safety and comfort, the information you provide us stays with Psalm 23 and does not get handed out or shared with other agencies.”