By Sheilah M. Powell

Mobilize Recovery Across America 2022 is launching in a few short weeks and we are officially kicking off the month-long historic recovery tour in the original home of Mobilize Recovery – Las Vegas! 

Beat the heat this Labor Day at the indoor Las Vegas Recovery Block Party on September 5. Enjoy live music, speakers, games, local vendors, giveaways, community conversations, and free food at this family-friendly event. Listen to inspiring speakers, attend a wellness activity, or experience some good food, company, and music. Together we can all get ready to officially kick off the bus tour! 

In addition to jumpstarting Recovery Month, the Block Party is meant to celebrate the strides the Las Vegas communities have made to lift the stigma of substance use and mental health recovery. 

The Party is hosted and sponsored by Foundation for Recovery (FFR), Nevada’s statewide recovery community organization. FFR is a community nonprofit led by volunteers and staff in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. FFR supports people and families in a strength-based way and create a sense of community among those with lived-experience. 

“I couldn’t think of a better state than Nevada to host the kickoff of the 2022 Mobilize Recovery Across America tour,” said Sean O’Donnell, Executive Director of FFR. “There’s been a lot of collaboration with partner organizations, state and city employees, and the local recovery community to organize these events throughout Nevada. Behavioral Health Group in particular has been helpful in bringing the events to scale here in the silver state. Our hope is to continue to spark public discourse on this issue and truly celebrate the diversity of experiences for people impacted by substance use and overdoses.”

The Block Party is from 12 to 4 pm on September 5 and admission is FREE to this indoor event.  It will take place at The Industrial Event Space at 2330 South Industrial Road in Las Vegas. If you are interested in attending, please register here.  

The Las Vegas Recovery Block Party marks the launch of the Mobilize Recovery Across America Bus Tour. Departing from Las Vegas, the Mobilize Recovery Bus tour is a cross-country initiative to highlight the recovery experience unique to regions throughout America. The month-long tour will travel from the West Coast to the East Coast—and back—from September 5, 2022 to October 6, 2022. With the support of brands such as Google and YouTube, all stops will have a virtual component so audiences can tune in from around the country to learn about how different areas of the nation are mobilizing to create change.