What’s Been Going on at Gateway?

A lot of us at Gateway have been busy this past month. Running. Dressing up. Flying to warmer places. Before we get back to work this week, we’re looking back:

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On Feb. 10, Gateway Aurora Executive Director Jim Scarpace (right), LCPC, and Admissions Coordinator Nicole DeMory (left) attended the Black Bar Association (BBA) of Will County‘s Bi-Annual Barrister’s Ball. The BBA advocates for civil rights and equal access to education. The group’s event spotlighted community leaders in the county.

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A Delaware Gateway team ran in the “E-Racing the Stigma” 5K on March 3 to help raise $94,683 for atTAcK addiction, a nonprofit established to assist individuals and families affected by addiction.

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On March 6, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Dr. Teresa Garate and Project Specialist Kellie Romany attended The Kennedy Forum‘s On The Table event “Reframing Mental Health in the Media.” Images from the nonprofit Be Vocal (left) reframed representations of mental health. Speakers included WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan (left) and Marine Corps Veteran Sonya Ebhotemen (right), who has used her experiences with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to become a certified peer specialist and inspirational speaker.

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This past week, Gateway executives also traveled to Pacific Grove, CA to meet our new partners at Beacon House. Beacon House Executive Director and CEO Phyllis Meagher (left) and Gateway President and CEO Tom Britton (center) also met with Moe Ammar (right), president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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