Community Unites to Celebrate CARP Grand Opening

Grand Opening of CARP Women's 12 Step Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – January 10, 2020

CARP Women's 12 Step Home

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. is delighted to announce the Grand Opening of the CARP Women’s 12 Step Home, named “Serenity,” January 31, 2020, from 3-6 PM. The event is free and all supporters of CARP are welcome. Join the Board of Directors for a group photo at 4 PM.

CARP Women's 12 Step HomeCARP was founded in 1972 with a vision to offer affordable housing recovery programs to homeless and indigent Palm Beach County residents suffering from alcoholism and addiction. This vision continues today, as CARP opens its Women’s 12 Step Home to provide a supervised, supportive environment that utilizes a peer-driven 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction.

CARP’s goal is to help break the cycle of hopeless addiction, dependency, and resulting homelessness among less fortunate Palm Beach County residents. For many, CARP is an individual's last hope, after insurance benefits have been depleted or family members have given up hope.

CARP’s goal is to become self-funded. As money is spent on operations, leadership intends to replenish such funds -- to honor past donors while securing CARP’s future as a self-sustaining enterprise. CARP is currently raising funds to build the residences and to fund its first year of operating expenses. Funding for the CARP Women’s Home was provided by the Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, William Groot Foundation, Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Mandel Philanthropic Fund, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Lang Family Trust, Park Miller and Patty Dean, and Bill and Mo Maynor DeMott.

Kelly V. Landers, Esq., Board President, expressed his enthusiasm:
“CARP is returning to its beginning, serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved, with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes, and we are thankful to CARP’s community of donors. We ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!”


NFL Quarterback and State Attorney Speak at Annual CARP Luncheon

CARP 2019 Annua; Spring Luncheon Committee

Guest Speaker Ryan Leaf

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf helped raise awareness of the CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs) mission at a luncheon with more than 250 people. He was the keynote speaker at the organization’s annual Spring Luncheon March 2 at the Four Seasons Resort.

Leaf talked about his journey from star quarterback to opioid addict and learning to help others, which he said saved his life.

PBC State Attorney Dave Aronberg

State Attorney Dave Aronberg

State Attorney Dave Aronberg also spoke about leading the Sober Homes Task Force, which led to arrests for patient brokering and insurance fraud in the rehab industry, and how organizations such as CARP are critical to resolving the problems presented by the opioid crisis.

Guests mingled with honorary chairman and chairwoman Park Miller and Patty Dean and chairman and chairwoman Michael and Cat Cabot during the reception in the Living Room. The party then shifted toward the Royal Poinciana Ballroom for lunch. A fundraising drive led by Kelly V. Landers, president of the board of directors, raised $500,000 in pledges and receipts.

The Board of Directors of CARP is thankful for support from sponsors including Park Miller and Patty Dean, Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus, Rocco’s Tacos,  Bill DeMott and Mo Maynor, Holistix Treatment Centers, Nicole C. Morris, P.A., Pike & Lustig, LLC, and Kelly Landers, Esq., as well as support from foundations including the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, J.M. Rubin Foundation, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, and the Lang Family Trust.


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Money raised will support the CARP men’s and women’s residences. The gender-specific 12 Step Homes offer supervised, abstinence-based recovery to Palm Beach County’s economically vulnerable. The women’s home, Serenity, will open in June, and the men’s home will follow in October.

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CARP Annual Spring Luncheon

CARP 2019 Sponsors