1984 -2014 Mission Statement The Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is dedicated to promoting community and family enrichment through substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment. Thank you for attending our 30th year celebration!! Your support of the Council is greatly appreciated. 2014 Board of Directors President Jude Prather Vice President David Peterson Treasurer Jennifer Bowden Secretary Nicholas Payne Immediate Past President Lisa Pacheco Frank Alvarez Rose Lee Brooks Michelle Coleman, Ph.D. Jesse Deleon Josh Erwin Carlos Gonzales, LCDC Ty Schepis, Ph.D. George Slover Kenneth Smith, Ph. D. Howard Williams, Ph.D. Roya Williamson 2014 HCCADA Executive Staff Executive Director Grace L. Davis, LCSW, Board-Approved Supervisor Programs Coordinator Carla Merritt, MSW, LCDC Treatment Supervisor Tim Winters, LPC-S, LCDC 2014 HCCADA Administrative Staff Secretary/Reception Connie Guilbeau Billing Clerk Amy Mares Community/Development Gloria Olivo-Mendoza 2014 HCCADA Prevention Staff • Prevention – – – – – – – – – Crystal Montoya, MSW Alexia Maldonado, BS-ECD Vanessa Tatum, MSW Stacia Stratman, MSW Liz Diaz, BSW Tiffany Adair, BS-Education Cathy Gould, BSW Leticia Marin, BS-Applied Sociology Mary Buchholz, BS-ECD 2014 HCCADA Treatment Staff • Treatment Adolescents and Adults – Israel Espinoza, LPC-I • Supervised by Stacey Helm, MA, LPC-S, CTC – CeCe Gomez, LCDC-I – Milton Brown, LPC • Interns – Blan Dysart, LPC-I – Francesca O’Connor, RN History and Highlights • HCCADA, a private non-profit corporation, was formed in 1984 by a grass roots coalition of community and substance abuse professionals concerned about substance abuse and related problems. • Originally established to provide prevention and education services, the agency has broadened its focus to include outpatient treatment, counseling, intervention, and treatment referrals. History and Highlights • As a non-profit, 501 C3 community health organization, the Council provides a comprehensive coordinated system of programs that provide information, education, prevention, assessment, referral, and advocacy for the community. • In Hays and Caldwell counties the Council is recognized as a major provider of prevention and treatment services. • The Council is staffed by a multidimensional team of professionals, including chemical dependency counselors, educators, social workers and therapists. History and Highlights • HCCADA’s past thirty (30) years reflect a history of being awarded federal, state and local grants and contracts for both prevention and treatment. • Funding sources have included the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), United Way, Texas Alternatives to Institutional Placement (TAIP) funds, Adult/Juvenile probation, Federal Probation, county and city governments, civic groups, corporate grants and fundraising efforts. 1984 • November of 1984, Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU) (currently Texas State University) sponsored its first annual alcohol awareness conference. • During the last session of this conference participants decided that the San Marcos area of the Texas Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) program region needed a local council on alcohol and drug abuse. • The Hays-Caldwell Council was founded one week later at an organizational meeting attended by forty five (45) persons. The first six months, the Council was run entirely by volunteers who devoted their time to defining goals and objectives, establishing by-laws, writing articles of incorporation, obtaining tax-exempt status and electing a board of directors. 1985 • 1985 - In May of 1985, the Council received a start up grant from the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA) for $12,000. • In June, Kathleen McHale was hired as the first director of the Council. In October of 1985, Charlotte Sanchez became the Council’s second director. • In November of 1985, the Council received a second TCADA grant for $15,000. This grant Children Substance Abusers (CSA) was earmarked for establishing and implementing school based prevention programs. An additional $580 TCADA grant was obtained for to implement the Holidays Ahead Campaign in December. 1986 • The Council expanded program offerings in the area to include community awareness campaigns. – Campaigns included: January - “Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month”, February - “Hugs not Drugs”, June - “Inhalant Abuse Prevention Symposium” and “Breath Easy, Ride Free.” • This year the Council continued teacher training and curriculum development to area schools. • By April, 31 teachers and 951 students had received the curriculum-based training. During this year, the Council began to receive funding support from the City of San Marcos and Hays County. In February, Nina Wright became the Council’s third executive director. 1987 • The Council became a United Way funded agency. • Additionally, the Probation Department and SWT began contracts with the Council for the provision of direct services. • The Council received two early intervention TCADA grants; the Student Assistance Program (SAP) and a continuation of the Children of Substance Abusers (CSA, Koala Club). • The staff grew from one contract employee to six full/part-time employees. 1988 • The Council continued to transition from a one person agency to a full service agency. • In September, the Council was awarded a TCADA expansion grant for Student Assistance Program (SAP) allowing the program to move into the elementary schools. • Four school districts participated in the school-based programs - San Marcos, Hays Consolidated, Luling, and Dripping Springs. • The Council continued to expand awareness campaigns and educational offerings. • The Council’s role as a referral resource was expanded with the establishment of a lending library and development of literature and resource information. • The Council was recognized as a model prevention program at the PRIDE conference in Atlanta. • Ann Ousley became fourth Executive Director for the organization in September. 1989 • The Council continued to expand direct services including counseling, referral and assessments. • The Lending Library was expanded and usage increased 100% over the previous year. • The Council’s utilization of volunteers was emphasized this year by expanding volunteer training and recruitment. • The Council was awarded an expansion grant for the CSA program to bring the program into the Junior High Schools and hire a Family Counselor. • Additionally, a program for children of incarcerated parents and recovering parents was started under the CSA program this year. • School based programs began in the Lockhart ISD. 1990 • The Council continued to strive for excellence in programming and efforts to continue to grow into a top quality community program. • During this year, the Council began providing FAST (Families Against Student Truancy) bi-weekly groups for truant high school students. • Health insurance benefits for employees were added to the agency’s employee benefits’ package. • The Big Buddy program was established matching at risk students with an adult volunteer mentor. 1991 • Sandra Martin was hired in June as the Council’s fifth Executive Director. • In August the Council moved to new location on CM Allen Parkway. • Liability Insurance for the Board of Directors and a Council vehicle for transporting clients was added. 1992 • A volunteer coordinator position was added. • Core team and Crisis Management team trainings were implemented in all schools participating in school-based programs. • Prarie Lea School District became the seventh district in the service area to contract with the Council. • The CSA (Koala Club) program experienced dramatic growth in youth since the program originated in 1988, with 1½ staff, 4 curriculum based support groups serving 67 children. In 1992, the program had 4 full time staff members, groups in 19 schools in six different school districts, the housing authority and women’s shelter. • A grant was received from Shoal Creek Hospital to publish a lending library catalog. 1993 • Recognizing a critical need in San Marcos and the surrounding areas, the Council Board of Directors and other interested community groups established the Genesis (Currently called Project Hope) adolescent outpatient treatment program. • TCADA began electronic data collection systems for providers. • The Council began sponsoring “Know Before You Pour” seminars. 1994 • The Council’s SIC initiatives began with an additional TCADA grant in February. • The SIC initiative allowed the Council to expand services to include a satellite office in Lockhart, 1-800 24 hour phone line, and increased educational and awareness activities. • The Council received an adult intervention grant from TCADA in October. • The Families in Focus (FIF) grant expanded the staff to 14 full time positions. • A second van for transporting clients was purchased. • Sue Cohen became the Council’s sixth Executive Director in June. 1995 • School programs were expanded to provide continuous programming in the summer months. • The Council received a CDGB (Community Development Block Grant) to expand and operate the Genesis program. • TCADA funding changes resulted in all programs in the State placed on month to month contracts with 8% reductions beginning in September and cancellation of the FIF grant in October. • In response to the budget reductions, the Lockhart satellite office was moved to borrowed space in the District Resource Center in November. • The Council took over two major projects from Drug Free San Marcos when their grant funding ended in October. These are San Marcos Drug Free Business Initiative and Red Ribbon Week. 1996 • The restructuring of TCADA and shifts in federal funding emphasis resulted in many new program opportunities for the Council. • The Council was awarded funding for its Youth Intervention program (YIN) in January. This program replaced TCADA grants (CSA and SAP). • The Council began offering the state mandated Minor in Possession program monthly. • The Council began providing TTC Out-patient services in Hays, Caldwell, and Comal counties for adult offenders who have completed a State Residential Prison Therapeutic Program. The Council main offices were moved to 101 Uhland Rd. • The Council became an EAP contract provider for Workers Assistance to provide assessment/referral, counseling, and other services for area employers. • The Hays County Crisis Hotline became a program of the Council. 1997 • HCCADA, grew from a one-person volunteer operation in 1984 to an 11 employee organization in 1997, with an operating budget over $420,000. • The Crisis Hotline completed its first year as a Council program. • The new MIP program had 219 youth successfully complete the program. • During this year the Public Intoxication and Tobacco Cessation programs were added. • A satellite office was opened in Wimberley. 1998 • The Council’s office was flooded with 2 ½ inches of water during the October flood before Red Ribbon Week. • The next week the staff distributed 5,000 Red Ribbon t-shirts and 35,000 ribbons to the community from a flooded office. • The Genesis program (Project HOPE) completed its fifth year of operation. 1999 • HCCADA, in a contract with Travis County Supervision and Corrections Department, begin providing level III intensive outpatient treatment 10 hours each week to adult probationers. • The program fills a long standing need for outpatient treatment to adults in this population. • School based programs are being held in 39 schools in 9 school districts. • During TCADA’s competitive funding cycle, the agency received $361,474 for a potential of three years. This funding was 25% greater than current funding. 2000 • The Council had 13 full time staff members and a budget of $537,000. • School based programs served 46 schools in 8 school districts. • The Council began teaching the Lifeskills program to middle school students. • The first Red Ribbon 5K run was held in October. • A record 7,796 Red Ribbon T-shirts were sold and distributed. • Genesis program was changed from 10 to 15 weeks. • Shattered Dreams programs were held at San Marcos and Hays High Schools in March. • On site UA’s and alcohol screenings for adolescent and adult outpatient clients was implemented. 2001 • HCCADA began providing outpatient treatment to adolescents at the new Hays County Juvenile Detention Center. – The program provides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services to two 16-person dorms for six months. • HCCADA provided its first three-day educational seminar for professionals. • HCCADA began providing the Nature of Marijuana (NOM) class to Juvenile offenders. • Annual budget was $588,631. 2002 • HCCADA began providing school based services in partnership with Hays CISD and a three-year CSAP grant. • HCCADA received $120,000 annually to place social workers in Elm Grove, Buda and Kyle Elementary schools. • HCCADA began providing annual educational seminars in June 2002. 2003 • HCCADA moved to new office space at 1901 Dutton Drive. • The Council grew to 16 full time staff and a budget of $762,470. • The Council contracted with Comal County Juvenile Probation to provide the RIP (Rural Intervention Program) for juveniles on probation in Caldwell County. The RIP program provides Genesis and individual counseling services in Lockhart. • The addition of the Hays CISD, RIP and the JITP programs allowed the Council to reduce dependence on TCADA funding. • The State Legislature passed HB 2292 that reorganized and consolidated Health and Human Service Agencies. HB 2292 consolidated eleven HHS agencies into four and placed them under the oversight of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). 2004 • HCCADA celebrated its 20th year!! • Increases in funding and programs from DSHS brought the budget for FY2004-2005 to $1,319,935. • The Prevention Resource Center (PRC) serving a 30 county area in region 7 also began. • A website for HCCADA and the PRC were added. • A new logo was approved. The logo symbolizes the people who have benefited from HCCADA programs and those who will be helped in the future. • A total of 26 staff members. • HCCADA board voted to replace the Crisis Hotline with the statewide 2-1-1 Texas effective. HCCADA operated the Crisis Hotline since 1997. 2005 • HCCADA contracted with DSHS to provide treatment services through the Access to Recovery Program (ATR). • Caldwell County began again to provide funding that had been discontinued in 2004. – HCCADA was one of 11 agencies to receive a portion of $10,000 allocated by Caldwell County for human services funding. • There were 22 full time staff members in 2005. 2006 • Board/staff strategic planning retreat was held January 2006. • Executive Director, Sue Cohen, was elected to a two year term as President of the State Association of Substance Abuse Programs. • The Lockhart office was licensed as a site for the Genesis adolescent outpatient program. 2007 • Organizational chart was restructured. • Stacy Batts became Treatment Programs Coordinator and Carla Merritt continued in the Prevention Programs Coordinator Position. • A second Adult IOP program was added in September. 2008 • A fourth program counselor was added to the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center. • A second 16 person weekend group was added to the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. • The Genesis adolescent outpatient program name was changed to Project HOPE. • The adolescent outpatient program began using a state mandated curriculum that includes family counseling and home visits. • The Hays Impact Center was licensed as a second adolescent outpatient treatment location to serve clients in northern Hays County. • The PRC grant was awarded to another organization. • The Council was funded for a new YPI curriculum: “Project Toward No Drug Abuse (PTND).” Prevention programs saw a $215,000 reduction funding. 2009 • The Adolescent Outpatient service site at the Impact Center in Buda was closed. • Prevention programming continued at all participating school districts in both Hays and Caldwell Counties. 2010 • Treatment grants were submitted to DSHS. – $60,000 in funding for adult outpatient treatment (an increase of $25,603 from current funding) and $91,330 for adolescent outpatient treatment was awarded to the Council. • Applications were completed for Medicaid funding for both adolescent and adult outpatient treatment services. • Hays County Adult Probation experienced treatment funding cuts. 2011 • The agency had 20 staff in the Dutton office and 4 staff at the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center. • The agency entered into a contract with Federal Probation to provide IOP and Aftercare services. • The weekend IOP group was stopped due to funding decreases at the County level. 2012 • Sue Cohen retired as the agency’s Executive Director after 18 years. • The agency began services to Federal Probationers in the IOP and newly created Aftercare programs. • Grace L. Davis, LCSW was hired as the agency’s seventh Executive Director. 2013 • The agency participated in the City of San Marcos’ Youth Master Plan. • Red Ribbon Run Fundraiser event returned and was held at the San Marcos Youth Soccer Fields in San Marcos. • The JITP contract at the Hays County Detention Center ended after a 13 year partnership with Hays County. • The Agency’s first collaborative grant with Texas State University was awarded and the Bienestar Community Coalition was formed addressing substance abuse and high risk sexual behaviors among Latinos ages 18-25. 2014 • The Council’s prevention program serves 57 school in 7 school districts. – Staff have over 30,000 contacts with students and community members. • Treatment to adolescents and adults continues to serve those in need in the Hays and Caldwell County areas. Referrals are coming from Comal County again. • Lockhart office opens. Special Thanks to Our Presidents John Garrison Marvel Maddox Bill Hernandez Pat Price Scott Friedman Mark Cusack Danny Dever Jo Quinn Jon McGee Special Thanks to Our Presidents Arturo Cordova Michele Tuttle Debbie Gonzales-Ingalsbe John Roppolo Linda Alexander Andrew Cable Lisa Pacheco Jude Prather With your help, we will continue to provide state of the art treatment and prevention services to the citizens of Hays and Caldwell Counties for another 30 years.