Can you say First Step House + Adobe?! A gigantic Thank You to the Adobe Foundation for supporting our Long-term Recovery Program. This program that will provide ongoing clinical support and evidence-based recovery management services for First Step House patients for as long as they need it. Working together, we will make sure that our patients remain stable in their recovery and in our community.
Today we would like to send a HUGE thank you to all of our dedicated staff at our outpatient and residential facilities. For all the work that you do. Every day. Here's to YOU!
Our 2015 Father's Day BBQ was a great success! Patrick J. Fleming, previous Director of Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services, was honored with the FSH Stewardship Award for his role as an advocate for behavioral health, a mentor, a father, and an incredibly responsible steward of public resources. He delivered a moving speech that included a call to all of our fathers to "be involved and stay engaged" with their children.
Take a drive by our new facility at 440 South 500 East to see the progress on our new building. It is truly amazing! We have so many people, organizations to thank for making this dream a reality! American Express, Salt Lake City Corporation, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, R.
Our Executive Director, Shawn McMillen, recently attended the Third District Juvenile Court, Drug Court Commencement Ceremony: Celebrating Recovery. It is amazing what a difference treatment can make! And thank you Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant! Recovery Happens. Every Day.
We are thrilled to update everyone about the future FSH Recovery Campus! Construction is 30% complete and we are projecting a November 13th finish date! KIER Construction has been working hard with our architects from Harold P. Woodruff Associates to ensure that we get there on time. It is so exciting to see the building take shape, and the vision come to life.
Thank you Dr. McCauley for presenting at our 2015 Town Hall Meeting! Incredible insights, backed up by research, about how childhood truama changes people's brains and lives. And how important that those with addiction are treated as people with a disease and not as criminals.
National Conference on Behavioral Health 2015, Day 2: A Path Worth Treading, by Sarah Bauman, SSW
By Jared Ferguson, LCSW
The names in this post have been changed to protect the innocent. Actually…no they haven’t. All people mentioned have been willing participants in the National Council on Behavioral Health’s 2015 Conference, aka., #natcon15. Aside from the lines (lines for the shuttle, lines for registration, lines for the sessions, the LINES!!!), Day 1 has been a wonderful experience for me.
First Step House greatly appreciates the generous support provided by Enerbank to support our Financial Responsibility Program. EnerBank funds will be used for case management services, classes and counseling to help our clients resolve financial problems, develop financial management skills, and build a strong foundation for the future!