Thursday, February 25, 2010

Georgetown's New Programs Take Off

We are doing some exciting things here at BCI Georgetown that we wanted to share with you.

First, we are taking off with our expanded homeless program, thanks to a 5 year CSAT grant. Since December, our case managers have been getting out in the community and engaging homeless individuals in need of treatment. We have been able to transport them to appointments, and help them with housing and employment. We are all very excited about that.

Our new vocational program, funded by a First State Community Action grant, is also making a difference. Vocational Counselor Tammy Williams has had a number of her clients find employment, and when they come in to see her, the change in their self esteem is evident to us all. One gentleman in particular just got employed with a cellphone company. When he came in to see Tammy, he was in a suit and tie and was beaming with pride! Very cool!

We are also excited to announce that we will be starting a Co-Occurring Disorders group the first week of March 2010 which will run every week for an hour and a half. We have many other plans in the works for our growing office here in Georgetown. Stay tuned to for continued updates.

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