Philadelphia mother helps city’s addicts survive and get clean
July 12, 2015
Carol Rostucher patrols the most troubled parts of Philadelphia, giving addicts food, hugs and hope
Born and raised in Philadelphia’s infamous Kensington neighborhood, Carol Rostucher knows all too well the pain of addiction. Her sister is a heroin addict, and her 25-year-old son, Drew, used to live on Kensington’s streets when heroin took hold of his life. As Sarah Hoye reports in this America Tonight excerpt, Rostucher plays the role of mom for many addicts, offering hope and guidance to those trying to get clean.