Samaritan's Co-occurring Treatment Program Wins Frist Award
Samaritan Recovery Community's co-occurring residential treatment program is a past recipient of the Center for Non-Profit Management's Frist Award in the "Making a Difference" category, which "honors organizations or programs that have faced the challenge of demonstrating program results." The award was presented at the annual Salute to Excellence Awards Celebration held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The event, which draws over 1000 attendees, brings together leaders, staff members, and others from the nonprofit and business worlds to recognize nonprofit leadership and program excellence in a variety of categories.
Samaritan Executive Director, John York, gave credit for the program's success to Associate Director Estelle Garner, Program Coordinator Deana Crossley, and Psychologist Terry Edwards, who were instrumental in founding the program and in ensuring its' success through quality treatment services designed to address the unique needs of the persons served.
According to Program Coordinator, Deana Crossley, the co-occurring program addresses both the substance abuse disorder and mental health disorder by offering structured residential treatment utilizing an integrated, individualized treatment approach. The primary goal is to teach the client how to manage both illnesses simultaneously, thereby reducing the chance of relapse in either disorder.