01/13/2017

Interim House, Inc. named Champion in Action in the Addiction Prevention & Treatment Services category

Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62, and Philadelphia Media Network provide $35,000 funding, public relations and volunteer support

PHILADELPHIA - Interim House, Inc. has been named a 2017 Champion in Action® in the category of addiction prevention & treatment services. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work providing women recovery services.

The organization is an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) with a mission to empower women to recover from substance use and co-occurring disorders, pursue healthy lifestyles and find purpose and meaning in their lives. Interim House will use the award to increase its capacity to provide holistic substance abuse treatment for women in the community, and to enhance job readiness and life skills training programs.

Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program designed to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities. It provides support for nonprofit organizations to recognize their contributions to communities throughout Pennsylvania.

“Interim House has had an enormous impact on the lives of women in our region who are battling addiction,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president, Citizens Bank, Pennsylvania. “We are proud to embrace our next Champion in Action, Interim House, as they expand their services and outreach to support more women throughout the area who are working to improve their lives.”

“NBC10 and Telemundo62 are pleased to recognize Interim House for its outstanding work in helping women recover from addiction and re-enter the workforce,” said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We look forward to seeing Interim House continue to empower and help women across the Philadelphia area.”

“Philadelphia Media Network is proud to honor Interim House in its mission to provide services to women with substance abuse issues,” said Terry Egger, Philadelphia Media Network publisher and CEO. “For more than 45 years, Interim House has helped thousands of women recover from the devastating impact of addiction.” 

 To date, the Champions in Action program has awarded 312 nonprofits more than $9.6 million in contributions and promotional support. 

“We are grateful to Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62, and Philadelphia Media Network for their generous support of our mission,” said Kathy Wellbank, program director, Interim House, Inc. “The Champions in Action award is an important endorsement of our work and one that will have significant impact on the lives of women and children in our area. We are grateful for this meaningful partnership.”

As a Champion in Action, Interim House, Inc. will receive:

  • a $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank;
  • media coverage from NBC10/Telemundo62, and public service announcements from Philadelphia Media Network;
  • volunteer support from Citizens Bank;
  • the opportunity for the organization’s executive director to participate in an “Executive-to-Executive” mentorship with a Citizens Bank executive;
  • promotional support highlighting the Champion in Action in Citizens Bank branches;
  • exposure on the Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62, and Philadelphia Media Network websites.

For more information about the Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62, and Philadelphia Media Network Champions in Action program, visit www.citizensbank.com/community/champions.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $147 billion in assets as of September 30, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at citizensbank.com.

About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms.

About Telemundo62 / WWSI

Telemundo62 / WWSI is Telemundo’s local television station, serving Spanish-speaking viewers in the greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 is co-located with sister station NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU. In January 2014, Telemundo62 launched  Noticiero Telemundo62, a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast that airs weekdays at 5:30 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM. Noticiero Telemundo62 provides in-depth coverage of issues of importance to the Greater Delaware Valley region and delivers up-to-the-minute news, information, weather and sports. Viewers can also turn to Telemundo62 online at Telemundo62.com and via mobile and social media channels.

About Philadelphia Media Network

With their multiple brand platforms and integrated print and digital products, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Daily News Weekend and Philly.com comprise the region’s largest media network and the industry’s technological leader and innovator. The publications/website reach an average weekly audience of 1.7 million adults in the 8-county area – more than the combination of the four late evening television news shows or the combination of the top 5 most-listened-to local radio stations during morning drive-time programming .