“EPRA has given me the tools to
make my dreams come true.
It has given me hope for the future; hope I never had
Source: EPRA Graduate
"Work is more than making a living as vital as that
is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our
sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free
Source: William J. Clinton, Back to Work
the old days, the alcoholic was caught in the
revolving door of the jail. Then it was
hospital, because the doctors didn’t know how to treat
the disease. Early rehab was the same. Out
of jail, out of the hospital, out of rehab... out of a
job. How did these people who needed to work,
who wanted to work, get jobs without references?
So I got together with some government agencies, I put
some money myself, and we started a job placement
program. Now the recovered alcoholic has
someplace to go, a chance to rebuild his life.
We’re stopping the revolving doors."
Source: Article from May 1986 about Brinkley
Smithers "Alcoholism’s Sober Philanthropist" by Harry Minetree.