Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. (CFLR) hosts the 2nd annual ‘Take the Day!’ on May 16, 2024, from 11AM to 3PM, at the 5 Points Public House, located inside the Irish Cultural Center at 623 Columbia St. Utica, NY, 13502. Coinciding with mental health awareness month and brought to life by business professionals and non-golfers looking for a way to support CFLR and “take the day’ to network while promoting self-care.  This event will be full of self-care themed services, work-life balance breakouts, a luncheon, shopping, and is sure to be full of fun, laughter, lots of food, and raffles. There are many ways to get involved.


“As working individuals, we rarely take the time to pamper ourselves. Mental Health Awareness month is the perfect time to set aside time to breathe, relax, and be around like-minded individuals in our community. We are excited to Take the Day together,” said Jennifer Brillante, President of C&D Advertising, and chairperson to CFLR’s Take the Day committee.


There will be a luncheon, pampering experiences, and breakout sessions focused on work-life balance, physical and mental health, and other healthy-living options. Learn how to get involved; now taking service provider and vendor applications on our website, link here. Sponsorship for this event is the perfect way to recognize team members and have them Take the Day. Individual tickets are available, but extremely limited.


The Take the Day committee is also excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Amy Lisewski. Amy is a professional improviser, entrepreneur, author and speaker based in San Diego, originally from Rome, NY, and is the founder and owner of Finest City Improv. Combining her love of improv with her experience in business and communications, Amy created the Tap Into Improv program for organizational and leadership development. In 2018, she created Speak Up!, a seminar to empower women and teens to find and use their voice more often at work or school in pursuit of their goals as leaders in their fields. Center for Family Life and Recovery prides itself in building leaders with a level up, growth mindset while accomplishing our mission to achieve and celebrate recovery. We look forward to having Amy Lisewski join us at our signature event and share in some laughter!


Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert in advocacy, prevention, counseling, and employee assistance programs. Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction and recovery, mental health, and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness, and transform lives. To learn more, visit