In this month’s clinical e-newsletter, we’ll share some of the latest goings-on at Ashley, both on campus and out in the community. On January 26th, we celebrated the 1-year anniversary of our outpatient treatment center in Elkton, MD with an Open House at our Union Hospital location.
Over the past few months, the YALC has been reaching out to charitable organizations, looking for opportunities to be of service in our community. One of these organizations, The Paris Foundation of Elkton, MD, serves food to 100+ of the homeless population of Elkton every single day. Our YALC members have a monthly commitment to assist the foundation and help serve meals to those in need. We are proud to work with such an amazing organization, committed to helping the community, and offering recovery solutions and other support to those in need in Cecil County.
This month, we cast the Staff Spotlight on newly named Referral Relations Coordinator, Erin Knight. Erin joined Ashley in September 2016 as a Counselor in our Admissions Department. On December 18th, Erin joined the Business Development Department, supporting the efforts of the entire Clinical Outreach team.
We sat down with Erin and talked with her about her new role:
A “good program” starts, of course, with a good Step 1 – nothing else can happen if we haven’t first established the foundation of our recovery by identifying and admitting the problem. A good first step can make or break the recovery process.
“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol / our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.”
Over the last few months, Ashley clinicians have been enhancing and revising our three main programs. This article profiles enhancements to the newest of these programs, the Young Adult Extended Care Program.
At our annual Homecoming in September, a giant of a man named Richard hugged me and whispered into my ear, “Ashley saved my life.” At Sunday Mass on November 19, 2017 a visitor celebrating one year of sobriety stood up and through her tears of joy proclaimed, “You saved my life.”