When and Where: Thursday at Rodef Shalom in Oakland.
All about POWER: Its mission is to assist women in reclaiming their lives from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. "I've been sober for 24 years. I found out about POWER right as that turning point in my life happened. I started hiring residents of the program to work at Square Cafe and eventually I became a board member. I truly believe in what they do for women," said Sherree Goldstein.
How POWER works: Allison Alexander has been sober for 10 years and says the program saved her life. "It was a place of healing. I was broken. It gave me the opportunity to regain my life and my family back."
Tashia Evans has been sober for more than two years and believes that POWER gave her discipline and structure. "POWER helped me take back my life and assisted me in becoming a better mom to my 7-year-old daughter."
Everyone was talking about: Seeds of Hope awardee Sherree Goldstein: "Sherree encouraged me to get involved. She is just an amazing women. It's rewarding to see the positive impact on the work you do. I encourage everyone to volunteer because it is so rewarding," said board member Mary Prezioso.
#SEEN: Honorary co-chairs Robert Levin and Dr. Kerry Bron, Susan Chunko, Terry Fedele, Tom Murphy, Sally Wiggin, David Conrad, Cara Sapida, Brenda Waters, Diane Joyce, Nancy Wingertsahn, Theresa Bonnar, Angel Agate and Joan Simunick.