Interim House, Inc., a PHMC affiliate, was named a “Champion in Action” in the addiction prevention and treatment services category by Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network. The award comes with $35,000 in unrestricted funding.

Interim House, Inc., is a residential treatment program for women struggling with substance abuse. Its mission is to empower women to recover from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, pursue healthy lifestyles and find purpose and meaning in their lives. Interim House received the award for its outstanding work providing women recovery services.

“We are grateful to Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62, and Philadelphia Media Network for their generous support of our mission,” said Kathy Wellbank, Program Director, Interim House, Inc. “The Champions in Action award is an important endorsement of our work and one that will have significant impact on the lives of women and children in our area. We are grateful for this meaningful partnership.”

Interim House will use the award to increase its capacity to provide holistic substance abuse treatment for women in the community, and to enhance job readiness and life skills training programs.

The award was given during a live broadcast of NBC10’s 11:00 a.m. news program. Reporter Rosemary Connors was on hand with representatives from Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network for the surprise announcement.

This is the second consecutive year a PHMC affiliate was named a “Champion in Action.” In 2015, PHMC’s Workforce Institute received the award.

View the segment: NBC10 Champions in Action