Local residents, businesses and community groups are invited to help individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders by participating in Mission Miracle that officially kicks off Thursday, May 9. Mission Miracle is a new year-round community based campaign that collects donated items to support and beautify CLARE|MATRIX recovery centers. Mission Miracle will launch at 9 a.m. on May 9 at the CLARE|MATRIX Prevention Center, located at 1002 Pico Blvd.

People seeking addiction treatment often come to CLARE|MATRIX with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. CLARE|MATRIX is constantly in need of personal care items and basic clothing for men and women in treatment. In response to this need, Mission Miracle is now welcoming the community to donate items that will support these individuals in recovery. Items in most demand include toiletries, first aid kits, socks, shoes and clothing.

To celebrate Mission Miracle’s launch, the Glamour Project, a nonprofit that takes glamour photos of those who’ve suffered loss, will visit the nearby CLARE|MATRIX Women’s Treatment Center (at 844 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica) at 10 a.m. to provide makeovers and glamour photos of women residing at the center. Then at 11 a.m., Hav a Sol, a nonprofit that provides footwear to the homeless and at-risk youth, will visit the CLARE|MATRIX Prevention Center to donate shoes to men and women in treatment.

Also through Mission Miracle, spaces can be adopted at a CLARE|MATRIX recovery center. By adopting a space, donors can help redesign an indoor or outdoor environment meant for reflection and relaxation for those receiving treatment. Adopted space locations include the Men’s Treatment Center, Women’s Treatment Center, Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s Program, and Opioid Treatment Program.

For more information on how to participate in Mission Miracle throughout the year, please contact Jennifer Maduko at (310) 314-6200 x 3427 or jmaduko@clarematrix.org, or register online at clarematrix.org/missionmiracle.

CLARE|MATRIX has been at the forefront of addiction treatment in the community for more than 85 years. They pair evidence-based practices with innovative methods to provide compassionate and caring treatment in residential and outpatient settings.

Submitted by Paulette Thornton, Communications Manager

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