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Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: 1. Sharing information on career/vocation opportunities; 2. Sharing information on various free or low-cost services for our residents, i.e. computer training, vocational training; 3. Meal preparation; 4. Database development; 5. Helping residents apply for financial aid for school.
Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5
Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week
About the Charity
Nick’s Place offers what few recovery houses do: a safe, sober, and affordable home for young men who have completed an addiction treatment program and need an emotionally and physically supportive environment in which to restart their lives. It was built specifically for them (most addicts are young men ages 20-26) and its 12-month stay and small population of six residents means that each client gets the time and attention he needs to make a full recovery. The cornerstones are the 12-step Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous programs, and structure is essential: all residents receive job readiness counseling, maintain employment, abide by a curfew, and participate in group meetings and relapse prevention workshops. They come together for a nightly, family-style dinner to talk about their struggles, fears, goals and successes. Triumph over addiction is what Nick’s Place is all about.
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1100 New Jersey Ave SE, Suite 710,
Washington DC 20003
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 20-5494704
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