Released on May 9, 2011 - 9:30am
May 09
Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced his great excitement at the news that Reality, Inc. is working toward a reorganization that will allow it to keep its doors open at 419 and 429 Main Street to assist those in need of its services.  Mayor Moe noted that Reality’s success rate fighting addictions is very strong, and it is important to have in the City of Laurel such a dedicated service oriented to the helping of others.  Mayor Moe noted that extended difficulties in the economy, and military service in war zones, have made it very stressful for those individuals vulnerable to addictions.  He said it is important to have this service available locally to those who need it to promote family support and involvement in their recovery.
Mayor Moe stated he has spoken with representatives of the Reality Board of Directors who have advised him that they will be working toward reopening Reality at its current site, emerging with a better business plan and improved treatment model.  To this end, Reality is looking to establish an interim Advisory Board comprised of individuals with non-profit administration experience and expertise.  Mayor Moe acknowledged the support and assistance provided by the Prince George’s County Health Department in Reality’s efforts to serve the local population that needs recovery-oriented services the most.
Mayor Moe has advised Reality representatives that the City will work with them to the best of its ability to support the restoration of services in the timeliest manner possible.  Mayor Moe noted that it is organizations like Reality that complete the fabric of a city like Laurel, the importance of keeping them as a vibrant, contributing member of the community cannot be understated.
Mayor Moe thanked Reality for its strong desire to continue its important services; and he thanked the Prince George’s County Health Department for its support to Reality. Mayor Moe encourages those with non-profit and business experience to contact Reality at 301-490-5551 to donate their time and talents to this important effort.



For Immediate Release
May 9, 2011
Contact:   James Collins, Public Information Officer
               301-725-5300, ext. 2244
                E-Mail: [email protected]

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