Recently, as part of the Nikki Perlow Foundation’s Forest of Hope project, artist and 2004 OSI Community Fellow Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen led a group of more than 1,000 people who created an outdoor art installation honoring those in recovery from addiction. Teams of people led by people in recovery painted the trunks of 52 trees at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County. Each tree was dedicated to an individual or a recovery house.

Members of the Rebuilding thu Art Project (RAP), the organization that Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen founded during his fellowship, participated in the installation.

The Nikki Perlow Foundation is dedicated to helping young adults who are struggling with substance use succeed in long-term recovery. The goal of the Forest of Hope project is to create a nationwide movement celebrating recovery while providing prevention education and raising awareness of the risks of substance use.

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