NCADD's eighth annual Tree of Hope campaign is designed to raise the consciousness of our neighbors in Middlesex County to the fact that addiction is an illness from which many do recover, and to celebrate those recoveries.
The 2009 Tree of Hope recipient is Oxford House. And to recognize this facility, a live evergreen tree will be planted outside of Oxford Houseâ€™s Mill Road House in Edison on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 6pm – 8pm.
Oxford House is being honored for the work they do in Middlesex County to enable individuals to continue their recovery while preventing relapse.
Oxford House provides individuals with a place where recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is possible. Oxford House is a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women, and houses which accept women with children.
Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of preventing relapse. This was the purpose of the first Oxford House established in 1975, and this purpose is served, day by day, house after house, in each of over 1,200 houses in the United States today. Our annual Tree of Hope event is one of the primary fundraising vehicles that supports our confidential information and referral Helpline. Therefore, ornaments are offered for sale at $5 each and special engraved crystal ornaments at $100 each.
Each ornament will be personalized, as requested, to commemorate the recovery of a loved one, in the hope of recovery for a friend or family member, or to memorialize someone who did not experience recovery. Ornaments may also remain anonymous. You can a purchase ornaments online, or you may use the PDF order form.
Anyone wishing to attend can come to Oxford House's facility located at the Mill Road House, 2591 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, New Jersey. Please RSVP at 732-254-3344.