Job-aid program that helps recovering alcoholics has open house in Fordham

A job-aid program that is aimed at helping recovering alcoholics held an open house in Fordham Tuesday.

The Employment Program for Recovered Alcoholics (EPRA) has been an award-winning rehab program in Manhattan for 27 years and is now extending its services for Hispanics in the Bronx. According to the head of the program, there are thousands of Bronx residents struggling with the disease who aren?t getting the services they need.

EPRA provides work experience, training and job placement for those who are referred by a rehabilitation program. Approximately 80 percent of those who complete the program go on to get jobs. One Bronx resident says the program was key to her recovery and made a huge difference in her life.

The new program in the Bronx is specifically geared for the Spanish-speaking population. English-speaking Bronx residents can still use EPRA?s services in Manhattan.

Related Link:EPRA Jobs Program

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