BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP Community Services, the Bronx-based organization providing hope and wellness to those in need of health, mental health, housing and drug and alcohol services, is hosting a "Hope on the Hudson" fundraising cruise on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017, @ 6:00 PM. The event coincides with National Recovery Month and will help support families and individuals in need of VIP Community Services. The event will also honor Bronx native and former Healthfirst President and COO Daniel P. McCarthy. Those wishing to attend may register at www.HopeontheHudson.org.
The "Hope on the Hudson" cruise will include dinner, cocktails and live entertainment aboard the S.S. Duchess, a 167-foot yacht that will sail from and return to Pier 81 on West 41st Street.
"I believe in the good work of VIP Community Services because I know how it brings hope to so many," noted honoree Dan McCarthy. "VIP is an invaluable partner to all the physicians and health plans serving these patients. The people at VIP are amazing, and the programs they provide are critical to patient recovery and wellness. I invite others to join us for 'Hope on the Hudson.'"
"We empower people to take charge of their lives and find new paths to self-sufficiency," says VIP Community Services CEO Debbie Pantin. "We invite people to find hope on the Hudson as we make a real difference for our community. Every day we hear of people afflicted by the disease of mental health and addiction. Hope on the Hudson is here to show New York City, and specifically the Bronx, that all is not lost. There is Hope as we sail on the Hudson."
The event coincides with National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. For more information about the event, contact Carmen Rivera, Assistant Vice President of Communications & External Affairs, at (347) 574-0445 or go to www.HopeontheHudson.org.
About VIP Community Services VIP Community Services is dedicated to changing lives and transforming its community. We offer a continuum of services to individuals with histories of chemical dependency, mental health, and other social issues. Our client-centered approach empowers people to take charge of their lives and discover their paths to self-sufficiency. For more information go to www.vipservices.org.