Center for Family Life & Recovery Providing Hope Bags May 9th

On Tuesday May 9th from 11am- 1pm in collaboration with Erin’s light and UPD the Center for Family Life and Recovery will be providing “hope” bags to the homeless population in Utica with a focus on the Oneida square area.

#Erinslight is an acronym for Every Recovering Individual Needs Some Love, Inspiration, Grace, Hope, Today. The group was created in honor of Erin who died of an accidental overdose. “Erin believed every person needs to feel loved and appreciated.” Says Kehli, Erin’s Mom. “Erin said if you feel pretty on the outside, you feel more confident on the inside.”

The bags contain items, items such as lipstick nail polish sunscreen nail files also some additional items for the gentleman are toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, sunscreen and a resource guide on who they can reach out to when they are ready. CFLR’s goal is to promote self-care in our Homeless and our substance use disorder populations.

Center for Family Life and Recovery supports individuals and/or families struggling with addiction, mental health and behavioral issues by inspiring hope, providing help, promoting wellness and transforming lives. To learn more, visit or call (315) 733-1709.

Posted by Cassandra Sheets