Pelletier Wellness Center

New Drug Treatment Building in Bridgeport Named After Sallyan and Steve Pelletier of Darien

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A new, state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center for people recovering from substance abuse and mental health problems will be named after a Darien couple who volunteered and contributed to get it built.

Liberation Programs, in recognition of their contributions to the recovery community, is naming the new Pelletier Wellness Center in Bridgeport for Darienites Sallyan and Steve Pelletier at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. “The 11,000-square-foot center will increase access to treatment and support at a time when it is urgently needed, providing expanded and enhanced services and treatment for substance use and mental health disorders under one roof,” the drug-treatment organization said in a news release. “The Pelletier Wellness Center is a state-of-the art outpatient treatment center providing medication-assisted recovery, individual and family therapeutic counseling and support services to people seeking treatment for substance use and mental health disorders in Fairfield County,” the news release said. Nearly all — 98 percent — of Liberation Programs’ 750 clients in Bridgeport participate in medication-assisted recovery related to opioids, according to the organization.

Close to 400 Attend Liberation Programs Annual Gala Thursday at Woodway

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On Thursday, June 6, nearly 400 of the area’s most philanthropic residents came to Woodway Country Club for Liberation Programs’ 12th Annual Spirit of Hope Gala. — an announcement from Liberation Programs

The event, hosted by the organization’s President and CEO, John Hamilton, raised over $400,000. The mony will provide critical funds for life-saving treatment Liberation Programs provides for recoverees, and outreach work it does to prevent substance use disorders in the communities in our area. Highlights of the evening included moving performances by singer Daphne Willis, as well as a touching vocal performance by the nationally acclaimed Darien High School Tudor Singers. Video presentations showcased the tremendous impact the organization is having on our community, and guests competed for exciting raffle prizes.

Preview Spirit of Hope Benefit for Liberation Programs

‘Spirit of Hope’ Gala Benefit for Liberation Programs on Thursday June 6 in Darien

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Tickets are on sale now for the 12th Annual Spirit of Hope Benefit — the principal fundraiser for the Liberation Programs organization. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with festive cocktails and a moving vocal performance by students from Darien High School. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, inspiring speakers, a lively auction and hear from some of the nation’s leading experts on addiction as they share their views on how to fight the opioid epidemic. — an announcement from Liberation Programs

The event, which takes place on Thursday, June 6 at Woodway Country Club in Darien, will raise critical funds for the life-saving treatment the organization provides for recoverees, and the outreach work it does to prevent substance use disorders in our community. Awards will be presented to some of the best minds in the field.