This year marked five years since Amy Winehouse tragically died at the age of 27 due to substance abuse, but her family is continuing to make sure her death is not in vain.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation, created by the late singer’s family, will open a women-only rehab center for women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. With assistance from housing charity Centra, the center, appropriately named Amy’s Place, will open in East London on August 22!
Amy’s Place will give patients temporary housing in 12 apartments while they work towards conquering their addictions. The program will use a ‘co-production’ model, which gives those in recovery shared control over treatment, with the ultimate goal being to have these women face society again, this time with the tools they need to sustain their recovery.
“This project will make such a profound difference to so many young women, enabling them to have a safe environment in which to rebuild their lives and put into practice all the learning they have acquired through their treatment journey,” Jane Winehouse, managing trustee of the Amy Winehouse Foundation said in a statement. “Fresh starts are difficult to make and full of challenges, but at Amy’s Place we will give young women the tools and support to help them make this a reality.”
Beautiful news to read! It’s truly awesome that Amy’s spirit will live on in this center. Hopefully, through Amy’s place, women in the area will be able to get healthy and beat their addictions for good!
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