The Tree of Hope was dedicated at the Bucks County Justice Center in Doylestown Dec. 19.
Since 1990, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT have been inviting the community to decorate the Tree of Hope with personalized ornaments bearing the names of individuals being honored. The tree raises awareness about the disease of addiction, and that recovery is a reality for many.
The dedication ceremony featured music by Cordus Mundi. Retiring Executive Director Beverly Haberle was also honored for leading The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT. Haberle is a nationally recognized pioneer in recovery support services. She started with The Council as a volunteer and was named executive director in 1980.
Under her leadership the council has grown from one office in Doylestown to eight offices in the Philadelphia region. Today there are more than 70 professionals working for The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania Inc. and PRO-ACT along with more than 400 volunteers.