We proudly celebrated our 45th anniversary as a non-profit in Mercer County, and kicked off the celebration of our anniversary year with our fall Open House & Fundraiser event on October 5, 2023. Family members of our founder, Kay McGrath, and her most influential successor, Geetha Arulmohan, graced us with their presence and shared insights into the passion and drive of these two leaders. Their contributions formed the core mission and solid foundation that have propelled our continued success as an agency. It’s challenging to adequately express our awe and gratitude for their pioneering work in the field of addiction and substance use, tackling taboo subjects at a time when supportive resources and compassionate care were scarce. Both of these strong women, with foresight, recognized the importance of prevention through education, awareness, resources and support for the well-being of our community.
This year, we invite you to witness the impact of our history of work through the lens of the Continuum of Care, created by the Institute of Medicine. This framework highlights how our divisions and initiatives integrate seamlessly, emphasizing the relationship between prevention, treatment, and maintenance, in mental and behavioral health and substance use disorder care. We remain guided by our mission of creating pathways to reduce substance-related challenges and support behavioral health wellness; this model serves as a guiding beacon, keeping us connected to our purpose.
Together, we will uphold the tradition of helping our community members stay safe, make informed decisions, and thrive.
In the spirit of our 45th anniversary, we believe teamwork is paramount. We invite you to join us in celebrating our legacy in any way that you can, whether by volunteering your time, bringing your ideas to our coalition, donating to our mission, or sponsoring one of our initiatives. Together, we will uphold the tradition of helping our community members stay safe, make informed decisions, and thrive.
Margarita Leahy, MA, Ed.S, NCC, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Please view our 2023 Impact Report below.