MPOD2020 Oct 10th: Event Replay
Event starts 10 mins into recording

Agenda and Speakers

10:00 AM – 10:36 AMEvent Opening/Welcome
10:36 AM – 11:06 AMSonny Lara
11:07 AM – 11:22 AMVideo Presentations from Recovery Organizations
11:22 AM – 12:18 PMMark Ludholm
12:18 PM – 12:30 PMVideo Presentations from Recovery Organizations
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMLunch – Danny Trejo video replay
1:00 PM – 1:05 PMWelcome back, door prizes
1:05 PM – 1:20 PMMary Beth O’Connor
1:22 PM – 1:37 PMShannon Rivers
1:39 PM – 1:49 PMCherine Irizanny
1:52 PM – 2:22 PMGabrielle Antolovich
2:24 PM – 2:34 PMChelsi Whiting
2:34 PM – 3:00 PMThanks, Auction Winners and Closing


About Many Paths One Destination

Our Mission

To bring together people from the many paths of recovery to foster and celebrate our common goal of freedom from addiction.

Our Vision

We strive to increase awareness and understanding of addiction and recovery, and inspire collaboration and community through events, service and outreach.

Sponsors and Featured Organizations

Support Systems

Support Systems Homes (SSH) is an internationally accredited, state-licensed and certified substance abuse treatment provider dedicated to the innovative and cost-effective treatment of substance use disorders (drug/alcohol addiction). Based in Northern California, our rehab facilities offer a comprehensive structure of treatment programs, sober living environments, and services.

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Home First

HomeFirst™ is a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County. We serve more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at nine locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center.

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SMART Recovery

Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating).

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Santa Clara County Re-entry Services

Please join us in supporting the efforts of those recovering from incarceration to change their lives and share their talents with our community.

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley

We provide high quality comprehensive health care and wellness to all members of our community. Founded in 1977, we have been serving our community for over 40 years. As a certified Patient Centered Health Home, we provide a full range of primary care and illness prevention services. We focus on holistic services, health education and American Indian values such as healing the whole family.

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Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies. We strive to be the community’s premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.

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The Camp Recovery Center -Scotts Valley

If you or a loved one is need of comprehensive care in order to win the war against addiction, look no further than The Camp Recovery Center. We provide an environment that is designed to foster each individual’s opportunity for transformation of the mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to rediscover the freedom of a life without drugs or alcohol.

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The Firehouse

The Firehouse Community Development Corporation is a multicultural resource center that empowers youth and their families to break the cycle of poverty and become productive members of the community.

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LifeRing Secular Recovery

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Some have had negative experiences in attempting to find help elsewhere, but most people soon find that LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve.

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Recovery Dharma

We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.

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Marijuana Anonymous, South Bay Area, CA

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

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Family Giving Tree

The Family Giving Tree envisions a world where Giving brings joy, offers hope and opens possibilities. By inspiring community kindness, generosity, and volunteerism, The Family Giving Tree fulfills exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with STEAM-based school supplies to those in need.

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