AUGUSTA — Helen O. Pare of Augusta will be honored Tuesday, May 20, at the Blaine House with the Women’s Leadership Award from the Women’s Addiction Services Council.

The council is made up of professional women throughout Maine who are familiar with and involved in the recovery and treatment fields. The Blaine House event has been going on for nearly 30 years and is intended to celebrate women in recovery from substance abuse, according to a press release from the group.

Pare, of Miramichi, New Brunswick, recovered from substance abuse in 1985 after completing an inpatient treatment program at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She graduated from St. Thomas University in Frederickton, New Brunswick in 1994 and moved to Maine four years later. She worked in the mental health field for many years, and six years ago, went to work for the Women’s Project and now assists women who have young children who are working on recovery.

First lady Ann LePage will congratulate Pare and other people being honored at the Silver Tea: Robin Dobbins, Roberta Rolfe and Lisa Barden.

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