Annual Report - Community Bridges
2 Community Bridges is dedicated to providing community building services to the mainstream public through our education efforts and quality treatment for substance use disorders for men and women. We believe addiction is a disease that carries tremendous consequences for individuals, families, the workplace, and the community as a whole. Prevention and treatment are the keys to combating substance abuse. Where We Serve Our Mission and Values The mission of Community Bridges is to provide the highest quality Clinical Treatment, Family Preservation, Prevention, and Education services to reduce the negative impact of alcoholism and drug addiction. We Value Human Life The Sustaining of Human Life And the Recovery of Human Life… Always with Dignity.
A Message from the President/CEO A few words come to mind as we reflect on this past year at Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI): opportunity, challenge and change. All three have helped us to grow, and yet remain true to our mission despite the economic impact battering our behavioral health system. Community Bridges continues to provide a wide variety of services with dignity and respect thanks to the many dedicated men and women who represent this organization. Today, Community Bridges employs over 300 individuals in programs providing services at 16 locations across Maricopa, Gila, Pinal and Navajo Counties. In 2009, our services have reached farther than ever before. Our clinicians provided emergency Crisis Care services to 19,207 men and women, while a total of 3,845 adults received lifesaving Medical Detoxification treatment services. Our Outpatient programs also saw tremendous change this past year with the creation of our newest Outpatient Services Center, Journey—A New Beginning, located in Gilbert. This new 7,000 square foot facility provides cooccurring disorder treatment, outpatient opiate medical detoxification and model treatment programs for young adults. In 2009, more than 600 men and women received tens of thousands of hours of individual and group therapy throughout the State. New to Community Bridges this year was the design, construction, and launch of four Rural Stabilization Recovery Units (SRU’s) in Payson, Globe, Winslow, and Holbrook. These new programs provide crisis stabilization, triage, social detox, outreach, and transition management. Heavily supported by our Peer Support staff, they have already served over 1,500 men and women. The Prevention Department delivered valuable services to over 20,000 students, their families, teachers, school administrators, and support personnel this year alone. The Center for Hope continues to be recognized as a national model “best practice” long-term residential treatment program dedicated to changing the lives of pregnant women and saving the lives of their babies. The 20,000 square feet of living and learning space is home to 24 women and 32 children. As I write this letter, a milestone is fast approaching as we anticipate the birth of our 100 th healthy baby at the Center for Hope later in 2009. All of these clinical and prevention/education programs are supported by an army of administrative site managers, maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping, and transportation specialists who keep our programs on target 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I am personally very proud of each of our employees. Twice each year (Summer Picnic and Holiday Luncheon) we, as an extended family take a day to recognize their impact and say “thanks”. Thanks for your sacrifices, your blood, sweat and tears, your early morning arrivals, and your late night missed dinners. I have a personal commitment to say “thanks” and “keep doing good stuff” to every employee I meet every day. Whether they are saving lives in Detox or clearing away fallen trees after a storm, THEY are Community Bridges. And I’m grateful they are. Dr. Frank Scarpati President/CEO 3