ABOUT THE EVENT
Phoenixville Public Library will host a free and timely presentation, “The Opioid Crisis in America: Finding Hope and Alternative Treatment Methods”, on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 PM. Steve Killelea, founder and owner of Manor of Hope, will be the speaker. Local businessman Steve Killelea’s son John struggled for ten years with a heroin addiction. Steve tried for many years to get his son help in U.S. based rehabs, but nothing worked until he found a unique program in Canada, a therapeutic community. There John found the long-term help he needed to overcome his addiction, and he’s recently celebrated a 3-year anniversary of sobriety.
Steve and his son John have created their own version of the Canadian long-term residential therapeutic community right here in Phoenixville called The Manor of Hope. Their mission is to provide young men struggling with addiction the life skills and education they need to make them active and productive members of the community. They have also created an educational program called “Building Futures”, which provides residents of the Manor with vocational and business skills. Together they’ve found that Phoenixville has been a wonderful place to partner with small local businesses who are helping mentor some of the Manor’s residents.
In this presentation, Steve will discuss what he’s learned throughout his decade-long journey of navigating rehab and medical facilities, the science and personal toll of addiction, and how he finally found hope when he thought he never could. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.