The Serenity House of Flint receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

FLINT — The Serenity House of Flint received a grant in April for $25,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Flint (Mott Children’s Health Center Roy Peterson Fund, Healthy Youth/Healthy Seniors Fund, and Clayton K. Stroup Fund) to support Holistic Pathways for Family Addiction Recovery.

The project will provide a bi-monthly family drum circle, a monthly one-hour meditation group for adolescents, four six-week series parent/child yoga class, four family addiction recovery awareness events, essential oils for our monthly aromatherapy workshop, acupuncture supplies for monthly Acudetox group, and iPads including a build out of the current data collection system. In addition to these programming services, the grant will fund Serena Gunn as part-time program coordinator.

With these funds Serenity House plans to serve approximately 100 adolescents with the meditation and drumming program, 50 children and 50 adults with the Parent/Child Yoga class. They also plan to serve 250-500 children, adolescents, and parents with the addiction awareness events. Last year they served a total of 1,908 people in the State of Michigan with our services.

“With the continued support from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, The Serenity House of Flint will continue to serve the families of our community with holistic options to counter the negative effects of addiction, co-dependency, and trauma. We hope those who have not taken advantage of our services do so. The positive impact these programs have had on our existing clients has been amazing to witness,” said Executive Director, Tara Moreno-Wallen.

The Serenity House of Flint is a recovery community organization founded in 2015 as an addiction prevention service with holistic options.

The Serenity House of Flint provides substance use and co-occurring disorders prevention for men, women, adolescents, and children. Services are conducted utilizing a Community Resiliency model that meets consumers in their current stage of change and empowers them to move through the trauma incurred from addiction from a whole-person perspective.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its Community Funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc.