A ridiculously talented group of stand up comics join Eric Taylor to put on a show for the residents and staff members of Jeremiah's Inn in Worcester.
Jeremiah's Inn is also opening the doors to the public for this special, free show and it is a sober environment. For anybody that is sober and/or in recovery and wants to see stand up comedy but finds it difficult to hang out at a bar to do so, come to this!!!
Jeremiah’s Inn uses a social model to provide residents with a safe environment in which to begin recovery. Their vision is to help people better their lives in order to better the community.
One out of every nine Americans over the age of 12 has sought treatment or been diagnosed with a substance abuse problem. This figure does not reflect the enormity of the problem, as 9 out of 10 addicts don’t seek help. For those that want treatment, resources are limited.
Essentially, the current addiction treatment system is set up for failure — 60,000 seek treatment each year, but there are only 2,000 residential beds in Massachusetts. Is it any surprise the relapse rate is so high?
The Social Model that Jeremiah’s Inn uses allows residents to live in a safe, supportive, sober environment while learning to juggle a job, responsibilities at the house & their recovery. The entire time they are at the Inn, the men are building community with one another & outside connections through work, 12-step meetings & volunteer work. When they graduate from the program, they have already established a routine, connections & a community of support, which is key to continued sobriety.
Jeremiah’s Inn provides more than 105 men each year with the opportunity to learn to Live Recovery.