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KENILWORTH/PARKSIDE PUTS RESIDENTS BACK INTO MAINSTREAM

 KENILWORTH/PARKSIDE PUTS RESIDENTS BACK INTO MAINSTREAM
 The Kenilworth Parkside Resident Management Corporation: Substance Abuse Prevention Program announces its first graduating class of the House of Agape established for residents who have been stricken by drug and alcohol abuse.
 A press conference will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at 4500 Quarles St. N.E., Washington, immediately following the graduation ceremony.
 Expected guests will include: Donald Streeter, public health adviser, Office of Treatment Improvement; Dr. Carlissia Hussein, chief, Office of Health Planning Development, Commission of Public Health; Vernell Roberts, supervisory public health analyst, Commission on Public Health; Richard Rosario, public health analyst, Commission on Public Health; and many more.
 "Substance abuse and crime has been a significant part of the problem with our communities," said Kimi Gray, chairperson of the Kenilworth/Parkside Resident Management Corporation: Substance Abuse Prevention Program. "The House of Agape offers residents onsite treatment and help within the community where the problem began. These men and women will then, in turn, serve as role models for others to believe that they can change, too."
 The House of Agape is located at 1620 Kenilworth Ave. N.E., Washington. The House of Agape is the first treatment center of its kind. It offers day treatment with a residential component; culturally sensitive counseling; vocational/educational evaluations; job readiness; job training; entitlements; complete medical exam and follow-up; substance abuse education; psychiatric evaluation; family assessment/therapy; and much more.
 CONTACT: Terri Davis for the Kenilworth Parkside Substance Abuse Program, 202-397-7002, or fax 202-399-1625.
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