On Sunday, September 25, St. Christopher’s Inn will hold its inaugural Be the Bridge: Walk for Recovery at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park in Poughkeepsie.

This month, St. Christopher’s Inn and the walk for recovery were featured in the Putnam County News and Recorder.

Click here to read the story.

To register for the walk and for more information, click here. Those interested in participating can register individually or build your own team. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway, capping off National Recovery Month.

All proceeds and funds raised will go towards St. Christopher’s Inn, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, which has been a leader in providing addiction treatment and rehabilitation for men ages 18 years and older for more than 114 years.

Servant of God Father Paul Wattson, SA, and Mother Lurana White, SA, graciously assisted weary and tired wanderers after their arrival at the Holy Mountain of Graymoor. A group of those nomads later built a chicken coup out of fallen trees, and Father Paul then decided to transform the makeshift shed into a home for the “pilgrims of the road.”

We know it today as St. Christopher’s Inn, as Father Paul named the shelter after the patron saint of travelers. The Inn has since evolved, becoming a haven where men can recover from drug addiction and alcoholism.

Last year, more than 117,000 people died from drug overdoses. St. Christopher’s Inn’s mission is to offer a continuum of quality health care services that facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual healing by providing chemical dependency treatment, primary healthcare and temporary housing.