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Cenikor Foundation opens community center in San Marcos

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cenikor Foundation’s Youth Recovery Community (YRC) program will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. as part of the grand opening of its community center at 1205 Highway 123 Ste. 102.

State Senator Judith Zaffirini, PhD. will be the featured speaker. The public is invited at no cost to attend. The event opens with a proclamation from Sen. Zaffirini to commemorate the grand opening. The community center welcomes 13-21 year olds in recovery from substance use disorder. Its mission is to create a safe environment that instills friendship, fun and education. The YRC program empowers participants to become engaged in their community while promoting leadership, teamwork and a lifestyle free from substance use.

“Maintaining sobriety is difficult, and relapse is common, but no one has to do it alone,” Cenikor Senior Prevention Manager Carla Merritt said in a statement. “Every young person is worthwhile, so we are here to offer attention, support and acceptance.”

The new community center will create a safe space for those in recovery to meet friends, share experiences and empower each other. Support groups, volunteer opportunities, as well as academic and employment support are offered as resources to lead successful lives. The program also offers recreational activities.

“We are proud to have these important services available for youth,” said Bill Bailey, president and CEO of Cenikor. “It is critical we help them understand the rewards of maintaining a sober lifestyle. Recovery is a journey, and we commit to help individuals every step of the way.”

Cenikor Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers an array of successful rehabilitation programs, tailored to treat people who want to be free from substance use. Since its inception in 1967, Cenikor Foundation has been dedicated to helping those in need. Cenikor continues to evolve to offer supportive services to both adults and adolescents in Texas and Louisiana. 

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