Hope Academy Students Pack Backpacks for the Homeless

Drug and alcohol addiction impacts all walks of life, including the homeless. In recognition of National Recovery Month the staff and students of Hope Academy and the adolescent patients of Fairbanks are filling backpacks with survival supplies and educational materials for the homeless.

“This project not only provides much needed resources to the homeless, but it also teaches our patients and students the importance of giving back and sharing the message of recovery to others in need,” said Rachelle Gardner, Director of Adolescent Services at Fairbanks and COO of Hope Academy.

Students and staff members from Hope Academy will deliver the back packs to a local agency on Friday, September 30, 2011