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The Rotary Club of Downers Grove unites community leaders for friendship, service, and impactful giving. We raise funds to support local nonprofits, empower future leaders with scholarships, and contribute to global initiatives. Through fellowship and action, we transform lives in Downers Grove and around the world.

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Serenity House, Donna Foyle & Jarrett Burton

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Main article image for story titled 'Serenity House, Donna Foyle & Jarrett Burton'Donna Foyle and Jarrett Burton, Serenity House, Recovery Home Program Manager and Recovery Specialist spoke to our club how 4 beds in an abandoned Addison farm in 1985 has grown to over 102-bed residence for men and women throughout DuPage County.  Through the years, Serenity House has added programs for family, parenting, recovery homes and more. Serenity House's goal is to break silence, end stigmas, get well, and empower generations. 

Donna Foyle left her school secretary role and joined Serenity House 18 years ago when her son had addiction issues in high school.  Co-speaker Jarrett Burton is 4yrs recovered from a 10yr history of drug and alcohol abuse.  Donna and Jarrett told powerful, positive stories of the recovery homes and the level of care individuals receive to overcome their addictions.  Donna and Jarret offered our club to visit anytime to see the "Hope and Miracles" that come from living sober and drug-free.

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