On May 23, Daytop Village of New Jersey at Crawford House will be celebrating their new Family Support Center, a newly constructed, 1,000 square foot building, at 362 Sunset Road in Skillman with a ribbon cutting and open house. The Honorable Kim Guadagno is the special guest speaker. James Curtin, Daytop New Jersey president and chief executive officer, will also say a few words.
Crawford House was the first halfway house in central New Jersey to admit indigent and homeless women exclusively. Set on a serene 14-acres, Crawford House provides transitional-housing and treatment to women in early recovery from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Based on the 12-step recovery model of Alcoholics Anonymous, Crawford House facilitates physical, emotional and spiritual healing in a safe and mutually-supportive community. Crawford House provides residential treatment and support services for approximately 100 women annually, aged 18 years of age, and older.
The Family Support Center helps mother’s rebuild broken relationships and reestablish trust with their children and other family members in a beautiful space designed to foster the mother child bond and family connection. Parenting skills are taught and mothers get to practice what they are learning at the center Crawford House is funded in part by the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services as well as contracts with several counties, private and corporate grants, individuals, and special events. The Family Support Center was funded by the RWJ 1962 Charitable Trust and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs with additional community support from the Montgomery/Rocky Hill and Hillsborough Rotary, and pro bono interior design work by Amy Karyn Home in Hopewell.
This event is open to the community as fighting the terrifying disease of addiction touches everyone’s life.