The Fundraising Event of 2024
Time: Doors open at 11am, Program begins at 12pm
Location: Michael’s on East – Sarasota – MAP
About the Event
Lightshare’s Mothers and Infants Program empowers and treats pregnant and post-partum mothers who are facing substance abuse addiction. The Caring Hearts Event encourages the community to come together and support those most in need and celebrates the victory of 600 infants born drug-free. Join us as we celebrate at the 2024 Caring Hearts Event.
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Treatment During & After Pregnancy
After delivery, the infant remains with the mother while she is in treatment, with an average stay of 6 to 8 months. An emphasis is placed on prenatal care, parenting skills, relapse prevention, smoking cessation, life management skills and family reunification.
The Mothers & Infants We Serve
Mothers admitted to the program are addicted to opiates, benzodiazephines, alcohol, cocaine, and many times, a combination of these drugs. They have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional trauma and have turned to drugs to cope.
Jessica Johnson Glover
Candi the Violinist
Candi the Violinist offers a variety of music selections as a classically trained solo artist. She also specializes in playing by ear across multiple genres of music such as hip-hop, pop, R & B, afrobeats, reggae, contemporary, house, neo-soul, 70’s-90’s hits, and more! Candi has performed for high profile weddings with MTV’s Siesta Key and BravoTV’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, as well as a high profile birthday party hosted by Sean Puffy Combs otherwise known as P.Diddy.
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My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.
– Jamie Lee Curtis