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For the love of recovery & BBQ!

New Directions is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser Front Yard BBQ, Saturday, September 17, 2022, noon-4 pm.  This fun, family-friendly event is organized in participation of National Recovery Month and will be held outdoors at New Directions located at 30800 Chagrin Blvd. in Cleveland.  

New Directions is a nonprofit organization that provides trauma-informed, evidence-based services for adolescents, young adults, and their families struggling from substance use and mental health challenges. New Directions is the only residential, recovery housing and outpatient treatment program of its kind in northeast Ohio, providing treatment for more than 50,000 adolescents and their families since 1981.  This past year, New Directions was honored to be ranked among the top addiction treatment centers in the United States and awarded the distinction as one of Ohio’s “Top 3 Best Addiction Treatment Centers” by Newsweek and Statista. 

New Directions’ chief development officer, James Wyman, states, “Our Education Program is a key component of our success and the revenue generated from New Directions’ annual fundraiser helps make this possible.  Each year, proceeds from New Directions’ annual fundraiser directly support New Directions’ Summer Education Program—and this year will be a very special celebration!” 

New Directions alumni families & friends, long-time supporters, staff—past and present, and new friends will gather for an afternoon of fun, family-friendly outdoor barbecue picnic and activities on the campus of New Directions.  

Because recovery benefits the entire community, all are welcome to join in for a fun outdoor barbecue courtesy of Heathland Hospitality Group, cornhole, games, contests, New Directions’ super raffle, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and a few surprises! 

For more information and registration information on the Front Yard BBQ, visit: