BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vahik Grigorian, President
Ara Aghakhanian, Vice President
Serge Gharakhanian, Secretary
Andreh hayrapetian, Treasurer
Henry Davotian, Board Member
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Attorney Armen Janian
Dr. Herach Yadegarian, M.D
Mr. Aram Bassenian, AIA
Dr. Vahan Ananian, M.D.
Mrs. Medik Ghazikhanian
Mr. Garnik Ohanian
Attorney Garo Ghazarian
Mr. Varouj Avanessian
On December 19, 1999, a group of concerned citizens in the City of Glendale convened and decided that it was time to have a place where an individual, who is suffering from or substance abuse, could seek help and direction to gain recovery and continue a life free from agony of addiction.
With their won token contributions and with the help of the exploratory committee, they met every week planning and organizing for the location. Thus, Armenian Relief Center (ARC) was established as a California non-profit organization and today is recognized as such by Internal Revenue Service. ARC is not allied with any other organization, and neither endorses nor opposes any other cause.
ARC receives phone inquiries concerning alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment, and fefers individuals to various detoxification and treatment centers. Furthermore, there are weekly 12-Steps meetings which are held on center's premises. These self governing, autonomous meetings attract not only our elders but also our youth, and from individual groups to meetings for family members.
Our mission is to aid people who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse, especially those with language barriers, to attain recovery from their disease and discover a new way of life free from the despair of addiction.
We attempt to acheive our objectives by referring these individuals to various institutions for proper treatment. Furthermore, to aid them in sustaining their recovery, we attempt to encourage and support them to participate in 12-Steps programs.
It is our intention to provide these services without charge to those in need.
Your kind contribution will help further our cause in the fight against alcohol and substance abuse. With God's help and our countless volunteers's efforts, it is our dream that one day we can provide an in house treatment facility for the community. As time goes on, fellowships keep getting bigger and the message gets louder, for such is a place as the Armenian Relief Center.
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR EVENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Anahid Youssefian, Dr. Edward Marootkhanian, Armine Mirabegian, Vahik Grigorian, Dr. Anahit Assatourian, Andre Hayrapetian
We express our appreciation to all that have supported ARC.
The following have been contributing to the success of the organization from the beginning and continue to support ARC every month.
Dr. Herach Yadegarian
Sun Dairy Co.
Glendale Wholesale Electric Supply
George and Armine Andreasian
The following individuals contributed to the making of what the Armenian Relief Center is today.