by Caitlin Cepluch, Senior Benefits Manager, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
We believe in a healthy hospitality community in Columbus. Our culture at CMR lives through putting our associates first. In keeping with these values, we are excited to partner with and bring a chapter of Ben’s Friends Hope, here to Columbus.
The mission of Ben’s Friends is to provide support and resources to those in the food and beverage industry who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. For those who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, working in and maintaining a job in the food and beverage industry presents with some unique challenges. That is where Ben’s Friends comes in. This group exists to provide a safe haven and an anonymous, judgement-free forum for workers in the industry, which has one of the highest rates of substance abuse in the country. With the help of the founders of Ben’s Friends in Charleston, SC, and Andy Smith from The Sycamore, we are honored to host these weekly meetings.
Starting Sunday, September 15th, these meetings will be held at 11am every Sunday at Cameron’s American Bistro.
We hope that if you are a recovering addict or have a friend or loved one in the industry who is sober and clean, or sober curious, to please come and listen and connect with other like-minded people. All that we ask of participants is to bring a desire to stop drinking or using.
For more information about Ben’s Friends, visit www.bensfriendshope.com.