Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Father Peter G. Young Telethon

The first Father Peter G. Young Telethon will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010 on WYPX ION Cable Channel and DTV Channel 50 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This Telethon will feature the many statewide programs that Father Young has been running over the last 50 years.

T.H.E. Life Changer Telethon is the final fund raiser in a year-long celebration commemorating Father Young’s fifty years as a priest. All year there have been several events to honor him for all the fine work he has done in our community and throughout the state of New York. His programs serve over 3,000 clients a day.

His three pronged program of treatment, housing and employment is crucial in helping a person overcome addiction, take back his life and becoming a productive member of society and a valuable taxpayer. Father feels that like a three-legged stool without all three supports it cannot stand. Just as a stool cannot stand with a missing leg, recovery cannot happen without all three elements of this program.

The Telethon will highlight his services and it is designed for you, the viewer to understand many of the problems of addiction. Addiction targets all social and economic areas of society.

You can learn more here.