A huge holiday thank you to Jane Olsen and the Utah State Courts for contributing the amazing hygiene kits (and so much more) for our veterans. We truly appreciate your generosity and are so excited to provide one with every bed in our new Recovery Campus!
On November 30th Ally Bank came to visit First Step House and, as part of their Veterans Service Project, presented us with 61 hygiene kits for our patients. We are so grateful for the time, energy, and resources that went into this project. It was an incredible show of generosity by the employees of Ally Bank - the kits are amazing!
Tomorrow we will be attending Utah Philanthropy Day to honor Utah's philanthropic and volunteer leaders. We live in such an incredible community with a wealth of generosity. From businesses like Rocky Mountain Power to individuals like Victor Rickman, our community is full of people taking care of one another and our community.
We would like to give a HUGE shout out to the supporters of our Long-term Recovery Management program. This program will expand our ability to stay connected and provide continuing care for patients managing their chronic substance use disorder. THANK YOU Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Adobe Foundation, and the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation for partnering with us on this essential program!
We are pleased to announce that Mayor Becker will be holding a press conference to provide an update on the 5,000 Doors Initiative at our new Recovery Campus!
The Forever Young Foundation awarded over $60,000 in cash awards and even more in in-kind contributions to incredible local nonprofit organizations in the last two days.
The UNITE Rally yesterday was incredible. Even from thousands of miles away, streaming from my laptop, it was a spine-chilling experience. Without a doubt, yesterday’s event at the National Mall will not only make history, but that it will also change history for those struggling with addiction. Please watch this video. It will inspire and excite you and give you faith in a new future for how we treat addiction. We promise.
UNITE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjO1taQrtO0
For the past three days, many members of the First Step House team have been attending the 2015 Fall Substance Abuse Conference in Saint George. It has been an excellent opportunity to gain new knowledge and attend workshops about the latest evidence behind addiction recovery, criminal justice issues, and prevention programs.