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White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Convenes 'Compassion in Action Roundtable' to Discuss Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Support

Contact: Alyssa J. McClenning, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, 202-456-7345

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Thursday, September 20, 2007, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives will convene a Compassion in Action Roundtable with a discussion entitled, "Expanding the Substance Abuse Treatment Paradigm: Faith-Based and Community Partnerships Toward Recovery Support."

 

The Roundtable will include presentations from Federal and State representatives on promising models of combating substance abuse through recovery support services.  The discussion will demonstrate how all levels of government can effectively partner with faith and community-based organizations to help those in need.  Additionally, researchers will present positive findings for the lasting impact of recovery support services on substance abuse treatment outcomes.    

 

The Roundtable audience will be comprised of government officials, policymakers, business leaders, foundation representatives, philanthropists and faith-based and community leaders.

 

Compassion in Action Roundtable: "Expanding the Substance Abuse Treatment Paradigm: Faith-Based and Community Partnerships Toward Recovery Support"

 

Where:  Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 450, Washington, DC

 

When: Thursday, September 20, 2007, 9:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. EST --Members of the press must be at the Northwest Appointment Gate by 9:00 a.m. EST

 

Note: Members of the press who do not have a White House press credential must fax his or her name (as it appears on his or her driver's license), Social Security number and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-9720 no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2007.  For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please call (202) 456-7345.