Community School District 12’s Fall Harvest & Family Resource Fair
October 27, 2018
We celebrated the fall season and beginning of the new school year by tabling at Community School District 12’s Fall Harvest & Family Resource Fair. Attendees came out to learn more about the district, schools, and families, and to meet the district’s local representatives.
October 5, 2018
VIP CASAC Academy program is an OASAS Certified Education Training Program. We provide courses that satisfy the educational requirements for state certification. Our course enables paraprofessional/professionals for direct patient care and supervisory positions in the field of substance use and addiction. The intensive program prepares growing professionals in the eight practice domains including assessment, counseling case management, client, family and community education, and Ethics. Graduation took place at Eastwood Manor on October 5, 2018. We had 30 VIP graduates, all of which submitted their applications to OASAS to receive their CASAC-T. We are looking forward to placing those graduates as CASAC T’s currently employed at VIP.
Odyssey House – 5K Run Celebrating Recovery Month
September 15, 2018
VIP Community Services was one of the sponsors for the Odyssey House 13th Annual Run for Your Life Event on Saturday, 15, 2018, which had a Recovery Walk and 5K run. VIP participated in this fantastic day, where the community and enjoyed activities for children and adults. There was face painting, arts and crafts, Zumba, healthy food and snacks, and plenty of water. There was a silent auction with amazing items. The music was great along with fun games to play for all ages. It was great to see the various ages of children play with each other and support one another.
Participants of the Recovery Walk and 5K race received medals, which was awesome. The winners of the 5K also received Trophies. People encouraged others throughout the events, including Zumba. As we know, recovery for an individual includes family, and this event showed how important the family and community is to each other. Thank you Odyssey House on another successful event for our communities.