Maxwell Open House & Recovery Walk
June 5, 2017
Despite the rainy weather, more than 100 participants attended the Recovery Walk in Oneida June 4. Marking the 25th year that Liberty Resources Maxwell House has been part of the City of Oneida community, the Recovery Walk honored the many roads to recovery from addiction and all who have traveled them.
The walk began and ended at Maxwell House (239 Broad St, Oneida). Friends, family, and community partners from Liberty Resources, Pathways Wellness Center, BRiDGES, Family Counseling Services, and HEAL Madison County turned out to increase awareness and provide support to all in recovery.
“The purpose of our walk today is to celebrate recovery, as well as recognize recovery as a positive force touching so many in Madison County,” stated Liberty Resources Program Director Jim Strail. “We want to help open the dialogue in the community, dispel negative stigma, and promote hope and understanding of substance use disorders.”
The motto for this year’s walk was “I am not what I have done. I am what I have overcome.” Following the walk, guests were invited into Maxwell House for refreshments in the newly remodeled kitchen and could visit with residents and supporters.
Founded in 1991, Maxwell House is an 18 bed community residence that serves men in recovery. Residents have access to a full range of treatment options and support services. Liberty Resources services are vested in evidence-based principles and incorporate collaboration, trust, and empowerment so that individuals are engaged in their own planning and wellness recovery process.
This year’s walk was organized with assistance from Madison County community recovery partners: Pathways Wellness Center, BRiDGES, Family Counseling Services, and HEAL Madison County. Additional supporters were Diemolding Corporation, Spinnaker Custom Products, Wilber-Duck Chevrolet, and Price Chopper and Walmart in Oneida.
Thursday, June 8th, Liberty Resources will honor both current and former residents of Maxwell House at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Oneida (304 Broad St, Oneida).