Liberation Programs thanks our supporters for a record breaking night at this year’s Spirit of Hope!
Liberation Programs held another successful fundraising event on June 7 at Woodway Country Club in Darien. Raising more than $430,000, which exceeded last year’s efforts, Liberation’s annual fundraising event recognized the outstanding community leadership of Jayme Stevenson (First Selectman of Darien), Reyno A. Giallongo Jr. (Chairman & CEO of First County Bank), and Michael Askew (Manager of Bridgeport Recovery Community Center).
Proceeds from the gala will help Liberation increase critically-needed mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in Fairfield County by supporting the completion of the new Liberation Programs Health & Wellness Center in Bridgeport. With more than 11,000 square feet, the center will provide enhanced and expanded services to substantially more individuals and families to address the complex needs of people in recovery.
Liberation’s Board of Directors also recognizes the contributions made by Alan J. Mathis who is leaving his position as Chief Executive Officer at the end of June. “We’re so grateful to Alan for his leadership over the past 12 years. All of us at Liberation wish him the best and send him our thanks,” says Board Chair Wayne Cafran. He adds “It is an exciting time at Liberation, with a dynamic strategic plan and vision to meet the addiction treatment needs of Fairfield County residents. The Board looks forward to bringing in a new CEO to drive the organization forward to save more lives.” Chief Operating Officer, Cary Ostrow will be the interim CEO. Mr. Ostrow has been with Liberation programs since 1992, having served as the Chief Program Officer and in other roles prior to being appointed COO in 2017.
Starting the Conversation – An Inside Look at Opioid Use in Greenwich Connecticut
Liberation Programs and Greenwich Department of Social Services, 2016
Starting the Conversation – An Inside Look at Opioid Use in Greenwich Connecticut is a new report by Liberation Programs and Greenwich Department of Social Services that examines how an abundance of opioids combined with current community attitudes are affecting Greenwich and recommends actions to stem the rising tide of opioid addiction. Read the full report by clicking here.