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Category Archives: Letter from Mark

The words you never want to hear a parent say

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Our executive director recently received a note from a mom whose son is consumed with his addiction. “I myself feel very guilty and a failure as parent because I knew this could happen to him. I talked to him about it several times…” she wrote. “But talking and a good family weren’t enough.” You can read Mark’s response in the …
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What a night!

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Thank you to all who came to our Empty Bowl Dinner on October 20th! Our Executive Director, Mark Redmond, wanted to share this note with you about the evening: The stories you heard that night, the quotes from our youth that you saw on the tables, they all underscore how tough the teenage and young adult years …
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“We need you. This city needs you.”

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“Last week I was honored to give the convocation speech at Champlain College. I told the first-year students that day, ‘You can make an impact on this world, on this planet, in every field of study, no matter what you do. city needs you.'”

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