For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2015
Northwest Region Communications Director
DCF, DISC Village and The James 2:15 Project Hosted a “Baby Shower” for Mothers Receiving Substance Abuse Treatment
TALLAHASSEE - The Department of Children and Families (DCF) partnered with the James 2:15 Project, Inc. and DISC Village to provide baby items to mothers receiving substance abuse treatment through the Sisters in Sobriety (SIS) program. SIS is a therapeutic treatment program that addresses the needs of women, mothers, and expectant mothers who are working to achieve sobriety.
“The baby shower was a great opportunity for our community to support the mother’s participating in the Sisters in Sobriety treatment program,” said Jeanna Olson, Circuit 2 Community Development Administrator for the Department of Children and Families. “We want these mothers to have a successful recovery and to have the things they need for their baby to be healthy.”
The James 2:15 Project collected items from individuals and organizations in the Tallahassee community to give the women necessary baby items needed during their treatment. Donations included handmade baby blankets, baby bath tubs, diapers, clothing, bottles, tummy time mats and more.
“The ministry of The James 2:15 Project is to provide a resource for our community that can serve as a bridge for those who find themselves in need of a partner during a time of difficulty,” said Sheryl Driggers with James 2:15. “We want to be that partner and help individuals and families any way we can.”
“Today’s Sisters in Sobriety baby shower was a big hit with the community and will provide the many needed necessities to mothers and their babies,” said John Wilson, Chief Operating Officer at DISC Village.”
If you are interested in donating to the Sisters in Sobriety Program, you can purchase items from the Baby Registry available at Target stores.
First Name: Sisters
Second Name: Sobriety
For more information, please contact Sheryl Driggers from The James 215 Project, Inc. SherylD@universalcollision.com.