PHOENIX HOUSE BEGINS BUILDING SIXTH HOME FOR DRUG, ALCOHOL RECOVERY

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The Phoenix House of Tuscaloosa is beginning construction on a new home for those in need of the organization’s services.

The nonprofit began operating in the late 1960s as a halfway house for men with alcohol dependence, but it has evolved to helping men and women with both alcohol and drug problems.

Phoenix House’s goal is helping people become productive members of society again.

Thanks to First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, their sixth house is ready for construction.

“Fifteen years ago, (the church) spearheaded and helped us build our first home,” said Phoenix House Program Director Jennifer Colvin.

Anyone wanting to help with construction Saturday is welcome. The house is located at 3506 Seventh St. in Tuscaloosa. Volunteers can help 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m., and volunteers will be served lunch.

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