MOUNT VERNON — Friday morning at 9 a.m., the first Women’s United Recovery Breakfast was held at The Alcove.
“Women United is an affinity group of United Way,” Kelly Brenneman, executive director at United Way of Knox County said before the breakfast began. “It was formed last August; we’re a little shy of 100 members. When the founders, a group of 15 ladies, came together in June to develop this group, one of their missions was to help women and children with addiction and in recovery. Really, one of our main focuses has been recovery housing. Unfortunately, we’re moving faster than the government moves; we’re waiting for the funds to come in (and) for the necessary people to take action. We’re ready!”
Brenneman said Rebekah Mullins, outreach coordinator for The Freedom Center, came to Women United three months ago and asked to host a breakfast for women in recovery.