Laughter helps promote recovery. Scientific studies reported in academic journals attest to the efficacy of laughter as a therapeutic device. In Humor: Coping in Recovery From Addiction, by Ann D. Sumners: “Humor is described as a means of coping with the stresses of the recovery process and is shown to be a valuable tool both for the recovering addict and for clinicians.”
Every year Laff-Aholics donates tickets to some low-income people in recovery. This year, these recipients will include clients of The Talbot House, clients served by Foundation for Court Promoted Recovery, and other assistance programs.In addition to laughter, these guests will enjoy the restorative benefits of participating in a social experience in a stimulating, wholesome, dignified environment. As the show incurs hard costs,** we welcome donations to help recapture outlays associated with these complimentary seats.
(Since 2011, Laff-Aholics has provided complimentary seats to clients at Bethlehem House, Talbot House, Lucille Raines, Harbor lights, Access to Recovery (ARC), Dove House, Pathway to Recovery, Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) REST Program, Foundation for Court Promoted Recovery, Seeds of Hope, Progress House, and others.)
One hundred percent of the profits from Laff-Aholics 2017 will go to this year’s beneficiaries:
The Talbot House is a private non-profit half-way house with 33 beds. Located in the heart of the Historic Old Northside of Indianapolis, Talbot House serves men struggling with addiction and alcoholism by providing affordable housing, nutritious meals, Christian fellowship, and hope.
Foundation for Court Promoted Recovery (CPR) is a non-profit born out of an inspired judge’s life-long work with women, children and addiction, as well as her relationships with mental health and substance abuse treatment providers. This program includes, in addition to treatment, intensive monitoring by dedicated addiction specialists and caseworkers. Also included are competent psychological and psychiatric evaluations, counseling that addresses trauma, psychotropic medications management, housing, vocational training, medical services, and more.
For more information about how to make a tax-deductible donation to our beneficiaries, please contact:
Chris Fitzhugh, Laff-Aholics Producer (707) 292-7584.
(Or speak with volunteers who are selling tickets for cash.) For more information about donations or sponsorship opportunities, please call or text Chris Fitzhugh at (707) 292-7584.
** Theater rental, sound technicians, café fees, insurance, printed material, talent travel/hotel expenses and honorarium etc.