On March 31, Pillar College Chapter of Psi Chi and Anchor of Hope at Pillar College hosted a free community conference which took place in Newark at the 33 Washington Street Building.
The event, Addiction & Recovery: The Key to Recovery – God or Science, gave a voice to addicts and caregivers and provided information from experts who shared insights about paths to opioid addiction recovery. The life-saving impact of Pillar College’s community conferences is featured in the newly released HBO documentary “Life of Crime: 1984-2020.”
Over 100 guests attended this conference in person and virtually. Special guests for the event were Sensitivity Empowerment Workshops, Inc., Market Street Mission, Jersey Shor Rescue, Good Shepard Mission, Partnership for Drug-Free, Ruby’s Vision, Damon House, and Recovery Center of America.
Presenters at the conference were Dr. Maxine Bradshaw, Associate Dean & Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Pillar College, Dr. Mark Wade Director, Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, and Gerald Cleaves, Director, Pillar College Anchor of Hope.
About Pillar College
Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson, Plainfield, and Jersey City, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit https://pillar.edu