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Local Group Helping Recovering Addicted Women Celebrates 25 Years

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A local non-profit organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a three-day event, starting Friday. The goal of “Mothers In Crisis” is to help women with substance abuse issues.

Rosalind Tompkins is the Founder and President of Mothers In Crisis.

“It’s a grassroots initiative that I started back in 1991 to help women just like myself recover from drugs and alcohol addiction,” she said.

Tompkins founded Mothers In Crisis in Tallahassee, when she was four years clean and was working as a social worker. Now, she says over the years, her organization has helped more than 10,000 families in the North Florida area.  And, she’s excited to celebrate its 25th year, starting Friday.

“We’ll be having a soiree on April 15th,” Tompkins added.  “We have a Hope 2.0 workshop, where we’re bringing in an international missionary on April 16th, on that Saturday. And, then, on the Sunday, we’re going to have a reunion service and have one of the Longest Tables because we’re going to eat dinner on the grounds. It’s all taking place at Turning Point International Church, 6866 Blountstown Highway.”

For more information, visit Hope-Universe.com.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.