Serenity Family Outreach is to proud to announce our “Services and Programs Available in 2016”. After careful consideration, we have decided to move away from offering bi-monthly support group meetings. Please review this brochure to learn about the changes upcoming in the new year! We are hopeful that this transition will allow us to reach out to more people- and most importantly, help to make a difference with the impact addiction has on individuals, families and communities.
Matthew Barham, age 29, died suddenly to an overdose after a valiant battle with addiction. Matthew enjoyed hiking, bike riding, fishing, and cooking. Matthew was artistic, extremely empathic, and kind to others. Matthew had a great compassion for others struggling with addiction and was their greatest supporter. We are proud of Matt’s continued attempts at lasting recovery. We continue his legacy by helping others to live drug-free, healthy lives.
Serenity Family Outreach was created by Maureen Fleming, and her daughters, Erin Day and Cathaleen Novak, following the death of her son, Matthew Barham, from a drug overdose in September 2013. Matthew battled an addiction for several years; he continually attempted to gain lasting recovery. His family provided unconditional love and support throughout his battle. Serenity Family Outreach was formed to support other families battling an addiction and to increase community awareness and education of drug abuse.
The Prayer of Serenity
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and
Supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.