I am pleased for the fifth year to present the message from the Board as its President.
Working with our Executive Director, Michael Hornstein, and our leadership team, has been incredibly humbling for me. When I look back at the road we have traveled, it makes me excited about the journey ahead of us. In 2014 we saw the beginning of infrastructure enhancements which we plan to continue through 2015. Family Hall has been brought into the modern era and as 2015 begins, we are looking at making major improvements to student facilities.
Our first priority is always each student and the comprehensive program for the student’s family. Our clinical program, led by Gerry Gunnels, is strong and consistent. Alina Lodge’s clinical team is fully accredited and capable of handling the most difficult addiction cases. Since 1957, Alina has remained steadfast to the core principles of our treatment program: commitment to the 12 step AA philosophy of recovery and a strong belief in the healing power of the ‘tincture of time.’
Times are tough and to all of you who have supported Alina, I send out a great big thank you. Expenses continually go up and yet we strive to keep the cost of admission to Alina Lodge and Haley House as low as possible. This can only be done through the financial support of generous donors. As a not-for-profit as described in our web site under Supporting the Mission, there is no lack of opportunities to give a tax deductible gift. We have several gifting opportunities including sponsoring a day of treatment for a student, providing an admission bag for an in-coming student and sponsoring a pizza night for all our students. For details, please call the Development Office at the Lodge. There is nothing quite like giving a gift that can save a life!
Words cannot express how positively your contributions affect both the lives of addicts entering the doors of Family Hall and the lives of their families. The gratitude that both express in countless testimonials, as they continue their joint path toward recovery, are motivating and inspirational. If you are considering contributing to Alina Lodge or Haley House, I encourage you to do so. It feels good to make a difference in the lives of others.
Rita Cohen, President, Board of Trustees
Little Hill Foundation Operating Alina Lodge and Haley House