The VIP program is Harvest House’s primary means of community outreach. It provides us with an opportunity to speak to students of all ages about the dangers of substance abuse. We participate in these presentations every year with great enthusiasm, hoping that the students will learn from our mistakes without having to learn from their own. Since 2003, we have done 555 VIP presentations in 161 schools in the Ottawa area. That works out to over 20, 569 students! Every year we receive dozens of letters from students, parents, and teachers thanking us for sharing in their classrooms.