LOWELL - On Sept. 29, Megan's House hosted its Second Anniversary Celebration, "Building Bridges to Recovery," at UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
The Megan's House Foundation, Inc., is a long-term, residential, substance-abuse treatment home for young women. Megan's House can accommodate 28 beds for women ages 18-26 in need of services. The beautiful home was established by the determined and courageous Timothy Grover, in memory of his beloved daughter, Megan, who lost her battle to addiction at a young age.
Members of the Megan's House board of directors, volunteers and staff, are a class act and definitely know how to celebrate in style! More than 380 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, listening to a jazz quartet of adult students from Indian Hill Music's Just in Time Band. Guests ventured onto the elaborately decorated, grandiose ballroom, with bright purple lights streaming throughout, honoring Megan's favorite color. Tall, billowing white hydrangeas adorned each table, not to mention dinner, dancing and music by the Rare Form Band.
Megan's House honored two women that evening who have inspired and empowered women and truly made a difference - Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts secretary of Health and Human Services, and Mary Beth Murphy, program director for Megan's House.
The theme of the evening was "Bridges to Recovery," bridges representing so many things to so many people. As Grover said, "To people in need of help, it means opportunity, a crossing point and a second chance at life.
This year, Megan's House opened up Erin's House, a "success home," where young women can live up to three years in a sober, supportive environment upon completion of the treatment program at Megan's House.
This single event raised $150,000. For more information, visit www.themeganhouse.org.