GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — This week’s Connecting with Community Award finalist is a Grand Rapids landmark.
“The Alano Club of Kent County hosts recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous,” executive director Grant Young said. “At present day, we’re standing on the shoulders of giants. The club started off 67 years ago (as an) Alcoholics Anonymous, but over the years, we’ve expanded our reach.”
He said it’s growing amid the opioid crisis.
Working with other treatment organizations like Guiding Light, Sanford House and other addiction centers, the Alano Club brings together people from all walks of life. The goal is to give them a new start without judgment and access to a variety of programs to serve all levels of addiction. It creates fellowship, accountability and continued sucess in sobriety.
There are eight Connecting with Community Awards finalists in the 11th year of the program. The Alano Club is the second to be announced; the remaining finalists will be announced in the coming weeks.