Hanley Center celebrates 10 years of providing Prevention services to community
Center also announced more than $3.5 in grant funding for continuing and new Prevention Programs
West Palm Beach, Florida, June 26, 2009 – Drug and alcohol addicted celebrities, dangerously thin starlets and famous athletes using steroids – today’s role models? Everyday young kids and teens are watching the people they idolize brag about using steroids, go into a drunken rage or float in and out of a rehab facility and sending the message that it’s okay. Combine that with Baby Boomer parents and older grandparents who may be dealing with losing jobs, forced retirements, failing health, lose of loved ones and loneliness, and late-onset drug and substance abuse emerges by mom or dad, or grandma or grandpa.
Hanley Center believes that prevention and education are vital to helping children, teens and many adults avoid drug and alcohol use. On Monday, June 22, Hanley Center proudly celebrated the 10th anniversary of its highly praised Prevention Programs and announced its plans for the future. The festive luncheon event took place at the Hanley Resource Center in West Palm Beach.
More than 110 Hanley Center supporters, donors, board members, partners and staff attended the celebration. Along with a tasty lunch prepared by Hanley Center’s in-house food staff, guests also enjoyed lots of yummy birthday cake. Those attending included: Dr. Barbara Krantz, CEO and medical director of research for Hanley Center, Hanley Center Board Members Anne Keresey and Dr. William Adkins and his wife Martha. Program partners Cindy and Jeffery Lindskoog, Mark Manners, and Laura and Todd Shoemaker. Others attending included Hanley Center staff: Clinical Director John Dyben, Director of Prevention Lynn Guelzow, Manager of Prevention Programs Jan Cairnes and Executive Vice President of Development Terry Lehman.
During the celebration, an announcement was made by Lynn Guelzow, director of Prevention, that the Hanley Center Prevention programs will receive more than $3.5 million in grant funding over the next three years to continue its current Prevention programs and to start new programs in our community and in new surrounding counties.
“This is the most funding we have ever received to further our Prevention services and it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time,” said Jan Cairnes, manager of Prevention Programs for Hanley Center. “Research on the brain has emerged within the last few years that provide us with proven facts about the affects of alcohol on the adolescent brain. This new information allows us to help parents understand that drinking is not just a ‘right of passage’.”
In 1999, Hanley Center began its Prevention Programs with eight parenting programs and a yearly budget of $20,000, serving a mere 100 people. Ten years later, Hanley Center’s Prevention Programs are serving more than 20,000 children, adults and families each year throughout our community, surrounding counties and statewide.
About Hanley Center
Established in 1986, this world-class treatment center offers age-specific and gender-responsive programs to ensure that each patient’s unique and individual needs, and that of their families, are met. Along with its primary residential treatment programs for men, women and older adults, Hanley Center offers Adult and Adolescent outpatient programs, continuing care, support services and prevention programs for patients, families and the community. Each year, more than 20,000 children and adults participate in Hanley Center’s nationally acclaimed Prevention programs. Hanley Center is located at 933 45th Street in West Palm Beach. For more information about Hanley Center, please call (561) 841-1000 or toll free (800) 444-7008.