Former Drug Addict Opens Haven for Women
Cheers to the Philadelphia Inquirer for this article on social worker Barri Pepe.
Pepe was addicted to PCP for two decades but went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from Widener University. She just opened Myra’s Place in a former tavern. Myra’s Place, which was named after a friend who disappeared in 1983, is a place where women can go for help dealing with addiction or violence at home.
“Everyone should have a safe place to come to,” Pepe said.
To learn more about how social workers help people grappling with drug and alcohol dependency visit the National Association of Social Workers “Help Starts Here” Addiction Web page by clicking here. Social workers also help women and men escape from domestic violence. Click here to read more on “Help Starts Here.”
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