2015 Recovery Walk!

Recovery Walks!

People have been walking in Recovery Walks! to support recovery from drug and alcohol addiction disorders during September’s National Recovery Month for 14 years. On September 19, 2015, 25,000 people represented the faces and voices of recovery in Philadelphia and saw PRO-ACT receive the Philadelphia Transformation Award for its work in helping individuals and families achieve long-term recovery.

Team Be a Part of the Conversation!

Rapper’s Delight

Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, surprised the crowd with his rendition of Rapper’s Delight! Pictured at left is Bev Haberly, Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania.

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Be a Part of the Conversation Honored

Executive Director, Kim Rubenstein represented Be a Part of the Conversation, which was honored as an “Ambassador for Recovery.” Congratulations to the other organizations also honored:

• Angels in Motion

• Anthony’s Act

• The Anna Straw Initiative

• How to Save a Life

• Kacie’s Cause

• Break the Addiction

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation. Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.

Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.

With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU's student body president. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kim currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
Kim Porter, CFRS

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