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September: Recovery Month

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in News

1 September 2016: Every September is National Recovery Month. It is time to take a moment to increase our awareness and understanding of the struggle that is recovery. Check out the recoverymonth.gov’s YouTube channel Voices of Recovery. As part of this yearly endeavor, San Mateo County has multiple events planned throughout the month – with the...

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Grant Awards Announcement

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 in News

1 July 2016: We at Free At Last are happy to announce that over the last few months, we have been awarded the following grants. We are deeply thankful to the City of East Palo Alto, the San Mateo Department of Housing, Sequoia Healthcare District and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (on behalf of Facebook) for their support. New Grant Award: City of East...

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Ignacio: A 180 degree turn

Posted on May 2, 2016 in News

A man of few words, Ignacio works at the local Trader Joe’s. He works day in and day out moving, stacking, planning and organizing merchandise during his night shift. He complains little about his job even when it leaves him exhausted with an upside down sleep schedule. Over eight years ago, he started working at Trader Joe’s. At that point, it had been...

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Rebuilding the Men’s House Together

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 in News

30 April 2016: Earlier this month, several organizations and a multitude of people came together to completely change the face of the Free At Last Men’s Residence. A place that houses 18 men at a time, this residence is critical to the FAL recovery program. It provides a space to not only heal but also to reconnect and rekindle relationships with family...

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April 2016 Graduation Well Received As Always

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in News

25 April 2016 – “I shared things I had never shared with anyone before …. Yes, I feel lighter” says Anthony, a Free At Last (FAL) client part of the April 2016 graduation class of 10 in-residence and 5 out-patient clients. Thanks to the FAL program, he is now in recovery, he has a job and he is transitioning to sober living housing. When asked what...

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