Local benefit raises awareness and support for treatment

 From left to right, Judy and Tony Reales; back row - Frontline Group Facilitator, Vince Galey; Frontline Counselors Rachael Knoll, Rachael Cloud, Allen Grecula and Mike Plebanski.

CHESTERTON — Judy Reales presented a check to Frontline Foundations, Inc. for substance abuse treatment scholarships for those in the community suffering from addiction.

More than $3,000 in proceeds was raised by the 4th annual Christina Hill Benefit for Overdose Awareness held in August. Reales started the family-friendly benefit in memory of her daughter, Christina Hill, and as a way to make a positive impact on those who are seeking treatment for addiction.

“We all see it as a problem, but if we do nothing about it, it will always stay a problem” Reales said.

The fundraiser was held at Frontline’s Chesterton location, featuring live music, kids games, food and raffles.

Frontline is a certified intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment center serving ages 18-38. Their mission is to serve as a source of hope to those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse while also providing an effective treatment and recovery support system. For more information about Frontline, call 219-728-1638.

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