On Friday June 2nd, a beautiful June evening, Congressman Tom MacArthur and his wife Debbie hosted a fundraising event to raise money for Daytop New Jersey in an effort to support their mission to recover lives. There were about 20 leaders of the Ocean County community and the Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in attendance.
The group gathered to hear about the scourge which has hit many communities in New Jersey but none harder hit than Ocean County. Congressman Mac Arthur and Daytop New Jersey’s President and CEO Jim Curtin spoke to the group urging them to participate in the state wide efforts to stem the opioid epidemic and to support Daytop’s Ocean County Outpatient program located in Manahawkin.
Everyone stood speechless as they listened to a woman that completed the Daytop program talk about her journey from addiction to recovery and ultimately receiving her Bachelor’s degree.
“Its stories like this”, said Jim Curtin “that make us understand that recovery is possible.”