BOSTON, MA –Hope House is celebrating their new art collection made possible by The Art Connection with a luncheon on November 19, 2009. Working with Boston-area artists, The Art Connection donated 20 original works of art for placement throughout Hope House’s new center in Roxbury, MA.
Established in 1955, Hope House is a non-profit residential drug and alcohol treatment center for men. “We have recently constructed and moved to a new 35,000 square foot building,” said Hope House executive director Tom Duffly, “We are pleased with the artwork provided by The Art Connection for our new facility. The positive impact the photographs and paintings have made for our clients and staff is terrific.”
“The Art Connection is proud to have taken part in transforming this large space into more of a home, especially since the residents in treatment often transition from prison, homeless shelters, or the street,” said Mary Coogan, Board Chair of the Art Connection.
The special luncheon serves as an opportunity for members of the community to meet the artists and view the donated work in Hope House’s new facility. Members of the press are invited to attend the event on Thursday November 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Hope House, 8 Farnham Street, Boston, MA. Please RSVP to Susan Bradley, Development Director, Hope House 617-971-9360, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Art Connection: The Art Connection connects artists and donors to community service organizations through the placement of original artwork in the Greater Boston area. Over the past 14 years, The Art Connection has facilitated the donation of nearly 5000 works of art into nearly 300 nonprofit organizations. More information can be found at www.theartconnection.org.
Hope House is an 80-bed non-profit residential treatment program for male alcoholics and substance abusers in need of help and willing to commit to recovery. Their mission is to provide effective treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse in safe, secure, community based setting. Clients learn the skills necessary to live a substance free life, obtain gainful employment, return to their families, and become productive members of their community.