START Celebrates Recent Graduates of REACH Program

START Celebrates Recent Graduates of REACH Program

 

On Friday, August 4th, the REACH program celebrated with a graduation ceremony for eight clients who have truly distinguished themselves. START’s REACH program serves patients who live with Substance Use Disorder and one or more co-occurring mental illness(es).

In order to qualify for graduation, a REACH client must regularly attend and actively participate in individual and group sessions, they must demonstrate that they have achieved remission of their substance use disorders (through various indicators including submission of negative drug screens weekly), and they must make clear progress on other person-centered treatment plan goals.

In addition to moving speeches from graduating clients and staff, there was an original tune sung by a REACH client. After the ceremony all REACH clients and staff celebrated with a John Legend concert on DVD and delicious catered Latin food. A fantastic time was had by all!

REACH salutes the graduating class of Summer 2017 and we plan to repeat this incredible experience with another graduating class this winter. Stay tuned!