NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At Morningside Recovery, the leading mental health and addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, CA, community outreach is hitting new heights, with several volunteer departments across Orange County graciously welcoming their help.
Clients of Morningside Recovery have always been actively involved in the community, with groups of 5 to 10 volunteering the third Friday of every month at 2nd Harvest Food Bank. They happily sort and prepare food backpacks for Orange County's less fortunate children and their families.
Keeping in line with their pet-friendly treatment program, Morningside clients also regularly volunteer for the Orange County German Shepard Rescue and O.C. Humane Society, walking dogs and giving cats much needed human attention.
"It's about gratefulness," says Morningside's Experiential Programs Director Joel Edwards. "When clients volunteer, they realize there are people who are less fortunate than them. Not to mention the emotional return—it feels good to help."
Morningside clients also participate in local charity golf tournaments, beach cleanups, and other special events including the Orange County Fair Food Drive and the recent National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, where they collected 19,157 pounds of food for those in need.
Morningside Recovery Center eagerly seeks every opportunity to give back, to the benefit of both clients and the community at large.
As Edwards describes, "We're encouraging a sense of selflessness rather than selfishness, which is an important part of recovery. By being of service and helping others, clients are not only giving back to the community, but finding purpose and passion in life."
About Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery Center offers open-model mental health and addiction treatment in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA, where they advocate community service and integration.
1545 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
SOURCE Morningside Recovery