Music for Recovery – Perfect Together

Zion’s Social Ministry committee will be collecting musical instruments in good condition and working order, this September and October. We are excited to be able to help with the Daytop rehabilitation program in Mendham and Pittsgrove, NJ. Instruments can be brought to the CEB foyer or left with the Parish Administrator during office hours.

If you have a used iPad, computer, microphone, or audio equipment you are no longer using, these items are also needed for the recording program and can be dropped off as above.

Daytop provides residential treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders for youth and young adults. As the first recovery high school in New Jersey, teens in residential treatment at Daytop New Jersey have the unique opportunity to remain engaged in a full-day school experience addressing academic and school-related challenges while in treatment.

Daytop New Jersey’s recently expanded music program gives teens the opportunity to learn to play instruments, write songs, perform, and learn to record and shoot videos. “Being able to record their music and have a finished product to share with family and friends gives these students the opportunity to be successful,” said Jimmy Curtin, Daytop President/CEO.

“Music has been proven to help all students academically, but for students at Daytop New Jersey there may be an even bigger benefit – the opportunity to express emotion and create a sense of accomplishment”, said Kathy Moser, music teacher. As the students work to improve their life-skills and heal from trauma and addiction, the music studio provides a safe space for healing, learning and fun.

To learn more about Daytop, please visit their website at www.daytopnj.org.