The Alcoholism Center for Women Unveils “Freedom” and 4 additional life affirming prevention murals painted by and under the supervision of Award-Winning Artist Calixto Sibaja.
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/09/2010 -- The Alcoholism Center For Women, Inc. (ACW), a 501 © 3 nonprofit is unveiling
“Freedom” a beautiful, inspiring outdoor mural painted by award-winning Calixto Sibaja that celebrates women from diverse cultures becoming free from addiction. ACW will also unveil 4 heart-felt indoor murals by our Prevention Program teens under the supervision and guidance of Calixto representing their challenges and ACW's role in helping them learn to make positive choices. ACW’s unveiling event will take place on Saturday June 26th, 2010 from 2pm -4pm. Both Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry (9th District) and Councilman Ed Reyes (1st District) support the work done at the center to assist women that struggle with substance abuse.
Councilman Ed Reyes stated “ÄCW is known for their community outreach efforts and prevention program for youth as well as their highly regarded program that focuses on the needs of women. I am proud of the work they do in my council district on behalf of those that need our help, compassion and understanding the most.”
He was joined by his colleague Councilwoman Jan Perry who said “The Alcoholism Center for Women is a key ally in our fight to end chronic homelessness where substance abuse is a significant factor. This unique program responds to the needs of women seeking to overcome complex problems and to find success in their lives.”
The afternoon’s event will take place at ACW located at 1147 South Alvarado Street. The services are delivered at the site of two homes that are designated Los Angeles historical monuments. Music, light refreshments, agency tours and a short presentation will round out the afternoon.
Board Chair Pamela Snowden stated, “We are very grateful that Calixto worked with our women and teens to create vibrant life affirming beautiful murals that enhance the look and atmosphere of ACW’s buildings and grounds and encourage our clients, program participants and community to start and continue to make positive new choices. We are also grateful that Pan American Bank funded “Freedom” and The Ahmanson Foundation the paint and supply costs.”
The Alcoholism Center for Women has operated for over 35 years with a mission to support the recovery from and prevention of alcoholism and other drug related problems among all women at high risk for substance abuse, The Alcoholism Center for Women provides residential, out-patient and innovative prevention programs for adolescent girls and young adults.