In honor of Courtney Jean Roderick, after the 2018 1st Annual Run for Recovery, we presented a check to Gateway's Eastman house for a total of $7,000.
Our donations benefited women in this residential home which offers supportive treatment for women at high risk, especially those who have experienced trauma and/or struggling with addiction.
Jacqueline Berry, who was the house manager, used this money for all new bedding, carpeting, and shades in each bedroom. As well as providing a recreational room including a ping pong and pool table, and a place for the women to spend time with their children during scheduled visits. The money was also used for essential items, such as shoes, winter coats, and hygiene products to help during troubled times.
In 2019, we were able to donate over $8,000 to Crossroad Shelter in Providence through the Second Annual Run for Recovery!
In 2020, despite a global pandemic, through a virtual run we were able to donate $5,000 to Trinity Village Women's Home in Middletown. The Courtney Roderick Run for Recovery Foundation Award offered our members and their family's access to recovery housing, recovery coaching, access to treatment and educational workshops, babysitting services, recovery transport, employment resources and community meetings.
As a result of their Love and dedication to Courtney, their generous gift of $7000 provided the following:
Recovery Housing $1000 (1-Month Scholarship) 4 Mothers with children ($4000)
Babysitting Services $300 (2-Week Scholarship) - 3 Mothers with children ($1800)
Recovery Coaching $400 (90-day Scholarship) - 3 Mothers ($1200)
In 2021, we donated to SSTARbirth. They used the funds for: bedding, curtains, and lamps for the individual bedrooms, Televisions and stands for the women & children's sitting areas as well as one larger TV w/rolling stand for the women's virtual AA/NA meetings and virtual visits with family, sponsors, etc. (onsite visits continue to be limited due to covid). A small amount was put aside in case help is needed with women's/children's prescriptions (sometimes there is a gap in medical insurance), or emergency transportation. Some funds will be used for Memberships to a local fitness center for our women to attend, A couple of baby soothing mats (helpful to babies with NAS), Some car seats and/or highchairs for women who may need them. The donation may also come in handy if any of our women need help during this interim period.