A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have helped us make a difference in the health and lives of so many people this year. Now in The Council’s 38th year of providing a wide range of services to families, schools, businesses, individuals and our local communities, we are grateful to those of you helping with the increasing need for our services. Whether you are an associate in the field, generous donor, dedicated volunteer, friend or staff member THANK YOU for being there in 2013.
Some of the benefits received by more than 27,000 visitors to our recovery community centers this past year are quantifiable improvement in sustained recovery; improved mental health, increased financial stability; stable housing; and increased employment. And this coming year we are excited to be adding another recovery community center in Montgomery County–more about this in the near future. All of these services, in addition to our 24/7 recovery support line, family education program, help thousands of people to engage and sustain their recovery.
I am filled with optimism about the future and believe that the recovery field is beginning to undergo a positive transformation. With your continued help we can together change the way in which addiction is perceived and managed in our society.
But we must keep working hard and need your continuing financial support. Giving to The Council will help us with our mission to provide resources and opportunities to reduce the impact of addiction, trauma and other related health issues for the entire community. We accomplish this through prevention, consultation, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention and recovery support services.
The Council directors and staff join me in wishing you a safe and peaceful holiday season and a healthy and wonderful New Year.