On Thursday, Interim House, a residential addiction recovery center for women in Germantown, celebrated its 40th anniversary at it's campus on Upsal Street. Kathy Wellbank, Interim House's program director, said the day was about celebrating the house's diverse programs and the women that are its success stories. Read more highlights and view a slideshow on WHYY Newsworks.

Thirteen years ago, Toni Montier didn't think she'd be where she is today. "When my addiction took off, I lost everything," Montier said, "and by the time I arrived at Interim House, I had gotten so far away from me that I had lost all faith in my ability to get my life together on my own." Read about Montier’s fresh start and the 40th anniversary of PHMC affiliate Interim House, Inc. on WHYY Newsworks.

The Nichols Berg Gallery has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia and Interim House of West Mt. Airy along with about 30 artists from around the country to recreate simple wooden birdhouses into interesting and delightful decorative artist inspired dwellings.

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Interim House has recently started a Monthly Alumni Meeting on the first Friday of the month at 11am to support graduates of the program and foster their ongoing recovery and friendships.

Interim House was very pleased to receive general operating support as a health care provider from The Barra Foundation this past October.