Denise Holden, founder of the Pennsylvania recovery community organization RASE Project, will receive the prestigious Vernon Johnson Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery at its America Honors Recovery event on June 25.
A news release from Faces & Voices states that Holden “has made voicing the rights of people suffering from addiction her life's purpose.” Among the Pennsylvania organizations in which she is involved are the state's Overdose Task Force, the Recovery-Oriented System of Care Planning Committee and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Advisory Council.
RASE, which stands for Recovery, Advocacy, Service and Empowerment, has established therapeutic recovery homes for women as part of its services.
Faces & Voices will honor individuals and recovery community organizations at its annual event, to be held at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, D.C. The national organization announced earlier this month that it will honor recovery advocate and former professional basketball star Chris Herren at the event.