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The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania is proud to announce that it has received national accreditation as a provider of recovery support services.
National experts determined it was necessary to implement a national accreditation system for the novel and exciting field of recovery support services. Accreditation establishes standards and criteria, evaluates effectiveness, measures outcomes and allows society to establish and move towards evidence-based practices. The Council on Accreditation for Peer Recovery Support Services, or CAPRSS, was recently formed for these purposes. Because of The Council’s extensive work and longstanding leadership in the field of peer recovery support services, CAPRSS selected The Council as one of the first organizations in the nation to undergo the accreditation process. CAPRSS conducted a comprehensive review of every facet of The Council’s organization and operations. It closely examined The Council’s Principles, People, Practices and Performance to assess compliance with recognized standards and the effectiveness of recovery support services.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania has dedicated the last fifteen years to developing specialized recovery-oriented, community-based programs and services for individuals and families in their communities. This groundbreaking work in recovery support services has helped thousands of people to engage and sustain their recovery long-term; given families knowledge and skills to support their loved one’s battle with the disease of addiction; and brought healing to communities. The Council uses a strength-based holistic approach teaching that recovery is self-directed, empowering, emerges from hope and involves a process of healing, self-definition, family reunification and community building. A key element of these services is “peer-to-peer” recovery supports, where individuals in long-term recovery provide expert instruction and mentoring to help others progress and succeed in their recovery. Services are delivered in recovery community centers, at off-site locations and in criminal justice settings.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania has taken on this level of accountability to ensure that its recovery support services are of the highest possible quality. The Council is honored to join in the national accreditation effort to responsibly steward and advance this groundbreaking work. Most importantly, The Council is extremely thankful to all who support the miracle of recovery. Together, The Council and its supporters are forever changing lives, families and communities, and we are all the better for it.
On October 10th, 2013, Ms. Beverly Haberle, Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, was honored as this year’s recipient of The Livengrin Foundation’s Hansell Award for Excellence in Addiction Treatment. This award is especially praiseworthy as it typically given to a treatment organization and rarely bestowed upon an individual.
The tribute gala was attended by hundreds of friends, family members and supporters. The Council’s Board of Directors, staff and supporters all offered their heartfelt congratulations and deep appreciation for Ms. Haberle.
The entire recovery community, and especially all of us at here The Council, have benefitted tremendously from her extraordinary vision, leadership, dedication and encouragement. This award also reflects countless hours of hard work. Beverly makes excellence happen – with wisdom, determination, perseverance, kindness and grace.
So on this joyful occasion, we at The Council again say “thank you” and best wishes to all who made this event possible. We are all so thankful, so fortunate and so proud to have Ms. Haberle at The Council.
Find the information you need about the changes affecting Pennsylvania residents, our healthcare system and the recovery community due to the Affordable Care Act.
Learn how to navigate the new healthcare laws. FAQs will answer the major questions you have and help you understand healthcare reform in Pennsylvania. Resources and Videos help you to understand what the Affordable Care Act means for you and how to apply. Updates keep you posted on the latest news. Enrollment begins October 1, 2013, are you ready? Click here to visit the Healthcare Reform in PA website.
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