June 12, 2019
Women of Substance 2019
Bridge House / Grace House held its 24th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon on May 17th at the Audubon Tea Room to honor local female role models for the many women in our substance use disorder treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. Three outstanding women from the New Orleans community, who we feel possess the ideals our Grace House women look for in a role model, were chosen as the honorees.
This year’s event honored Elizabeth Boh, Lisa Romano, and Susu Stall. Bridge House / Grace House also extends three specially designated awards each year at the Women of Substance luncheon. The 2019 award recipients were Les Vincent (Richard “Buzzy” Gaiennie Award), Arlene Rome (Volunteer of the Year) and Sadie May (Alumna of the Year).
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s luncheon, especially the James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation who returned as Presenting (Leadership) Sponsor for 3rd year in a row and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust who came on board as the co-Presenting (Leadership) Sponsor.
View photos of the event here.