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Two Thousand Seven | Annual Report

Board of Directors As I enter the second half of my term as CODAC Board Chair I am reflecting upon the past year—how CODAC has improved and our focus in 2008. My focus is always on the human aspect of the behavioral health services which CODAC provides to the community. When we focus on our mission of helping people first—to build healthy lives, families, and communities,

Kristy Kelley, Chair Brent Fausett, Vice Chair Robert Barrasso, Treasurer Dorothy Inglee Gallagher, Secretary

I am confident that the “numbers” will follow. People are our most important priority and as a board, we are the representatives of the people who make up our community. This year’s accomplishments and changes at CODAC are prime examples of our commitment to the needs of the people we so proudly serve and represent. We saw a great need for an after-hours drop-in site where members could get support, counseling, medication, or even just a hot cup of coffee beyond normal business hours. Tragedy doesn’t always strike on a business day or even between the hours of 8 to 5, so we created the Safety Zone—a place our members could be safe—safe from drugs, alcohol, or even the terror and danger of their own minds. Safety Zone was opened on April 10th, 2006 and

Members Lillianne Purdie Linda Yuguchi Ross McCallister Oscar Diaz Debbie Rich Reverend Kate Bradsen Paul Hooker Michele Way

is still going strong with an average of 10 drop-ins per day. This year also witnessed the development of the Intensive Recovery Team (IRT) for members who need extra

Funding Sources Community Partnership of Southern Arizona

attention and help. The IRT is an integral addition to the CODAC family. Our programs and services should be dynamic and flexible depending on each of our members’ individual treatment needs. The IRT began in October of 2007 and sees 101 members twice per week. Another key decision we made last year was in regards to our Children and Adolescent programs and Services (CAS). CODAC has treated children and adolescents since 1985. Our Federal Strengthening Communities’ Youth grant supported adolescent substance abuse assessment and/or treatment for 1,806 youth. Unfortunately, the five year funding period ended March 30, 2007. CODAC has been supporting these services to keep them open and available to children and adolescents ages 12-21. Adolescent substance abuse and mental illness is a community problem that is very close to my

State Administration Office of the Courts Department of Economic Security Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Juvenile Justice Title II Formula ADHS Comprehensive Sex Education Grant

heart and I am happy to say that with a little creative problem solving and a lot of strategic planning and action, CODAC will continue to keep these doors open, despite financial challenges. The CODAC Board of Directors’ attention is always toward recognizing indicators of need in our community. Our society is hardly a static one—people and their needs are always changing and fluctuating. It is our responsibility to serve and help the most at-risk populations at any given time. So my goals as Board Chair for the coming year are to support CODAC, to

Other Client Fees Kind and Generous Donors Private Foundation Grants Various Insurance Carriers

Honorary Members Betty Brook A.Bates Butler Dennis DeConcini William Gilkinson Debby Jacquin Steven W. Lynn Marilyn Burkel Marshall Wasley Marshall Marcha Ollason Rudy Wagner James Wilkes W. Mark Clark, MSW, ACSW President and Chief Executive Officer

Federal Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Department of Housing and Urban Development

Local Child and Family Resources, Inc. City of Tucson Community Development Block Grant ROSS Grant United Way of Tucson Cox Charities

pursue its continuing great work and also help to focus on people first—to gear prevention and treatment services toward the otherwise unattended populations in our community. I feel so lucky to be part of this organization and am looking forward to another great year on board. Sincerely,

Kristy Kelley, Board Chair

CODAC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC. 127 S. Fifth Avenue · Tucson, AZ 85701 T 520-327-4505 · F 520-202-1889 · www.codac.org




served by category



Serious Mental Illness






Children & Adolescents




African American


Substance Abuse




Native American


General Mental Health






Community Services




members enrolled in the Adult Network Services system of care and over 3,300 in the Children

Not Provided




and Family Services system. In total, CODAC served 13,000 people! However, there is no way to





20062007 | SUMMARY In the 2006-2007 fiscal year, CODAC served more members than any previous year with 9,700

quantify the true number of lives we reach because our impact goes far beyond the people we serve directly. The repercussions of our work echo throughout our community, far beyond that which is traceable. Because CODAC provides care for so many individuals, we are constantly working to improve methods of service and care to meet the needs of those we serve. Great customer service is of the utmost importance for CODAC. In 2007, we launched the Intensive Recovery Team Program (IRT). The IRT’s primary goal is to provide quality recovery services to a


select group of people who have not been successful in traditional services at CODAC. There are four staff members per team serving a caseload of 40-50 persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. The IRT meets with each person at least twice weekly and emphasizes community


and family support in every individual’s recovery. The IRT is located at a new CODAC site on Fourth

Grants & Contracts for Governmental Agencies

Avenue. This program is another way we are working to provide the best care possible for those we

Client Fees




In-kind Contributions, Donated Property & Services




Investment Income




Gain on Disposal of Property & Equipment




Other Support



serve. The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona provided vital funding for this program. It is a pleasure to provide this specialized service. We are able to provide creative, family and community centered services, through a team approach to help those we serve to live successfully within our community.

−Dona Rivera-Gulko, Vice-President for Adult Network Services

HIGHLIGHTS OF SUCCESS | 20062007 Community Based Services: Amigos de CODAC (Friends of CODAC)

Tucson’s Las Vistas and Western Hills neighborhoods have been known to suffer from historically high levels of crime and violence. Few residents felt empowered to make a change—that is

FY 2006-2007 REVENUE









until Amigos de CODAC, a group dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of these

Another exciting development was that CODAC’s Community Based Services was awarded the

neighborhoods stepped up to the plate. By encouraging people to become active members of their


Comprehensive Sexuality Education Services Grant. This grant provides the opportunity for CODAC

community, training them in leadership skills and supporting them in their study of family violence

Adult Treatment Services

to implement the Safer Choices Pregnancy Prevention Program at Desert View, S.T.A.R. Academy

issues, Amigos is working to diminish violence and improve neighborhood health. Amigos organized

Housing & Urban Development Residential



baseball games at local parks, monthly “cafesitos” (friendly chats over coffee), and workshops on

Children & Adolescent Services

$ 1,009,927


human rights, family violence, and positive parenting skills. Residents partner with CODAC staff to

Pregnant & Postpartum Women & Infant Services

$ 1,208,313


build a healthy community in which folks are closely knit and work actively to reduce risk factors

Methadone Clinic

$ 1,039,492


Community Based Services

Center and Sunnyside High School for over 300 students. This grant is designed for areas with high numbers of teen pregnancy, births and STDs. The Safer Choices Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is a school based program designed to prevent or reduce teen pregnancy rates in high school students, 14 to 18 years of age. Funding for this grant is provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Women’s and Children’s Health.

which may contribute to crime and violence.


$ 1,001,273


Management & General










FY 2006-2007 EXPENSES

HIGHLIGHTS OF SUCCESS | 20062007 Healthy Families: Amanda

CODAC was also awarded funding again for Children and Family Services—the Community Based Services Program received two new grants to implement the Olweus Bulling Prevention Program in the Drachman and Pueblo Gardens schools and surrounding communities. CODAC also opened a

CODAC’s Healthy Families program has supported Amanda to become an outstanding mother of a

second Healthy Families site in August 2006, bringing early intervention and child abuse prevention

beautiful and playful two-year old son, despite her abusive childhood and a complex adolescence.

services to another 331 Pima County residents.

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Amanda grew up with a mother addicted to substances and no father figure. She waited for CPS to

We are pleased to have been entrusted with funds to partner with Tucson’s children, families and

take her away from her home after being physically and emotionally abused by her family members,

neighborhoods and offer services based on people’s strengths and needs. We strive to promote

but when this never happened, she decided to run away. Amanda worked diligently in school and

nurturing adult-child relationships, to promote healthy growth and development, and to enhance

earned a scholarship to a local university. She attended school for two years and then discovered

family functioning by building trusting relationships, teaching problem solving skills, and improving

she was pregnant with her son. Amanda says that what is most important to her is “to secure a

family support systems within the context of their communities.

stable environment for [her] son and to find a safe neighborhood.” Even though the father of her child left them, Amanda was, and is, determined to provide a loving and supportive home for her child.

−Aimee Graves, Senior Director of Child and Family Services

The Casa Richey apartments opened August 1, 2007. The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona purchased and rehabilitated the apartments and then assigned them to CODAC. Casa Richey is CODAC’s third and most recent venture to create permanent housing in Tucson for members with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The office at Casa Richey is staffed daily.

People have a right to choose what happens to them...and to be as independent as possible. Casa Richey also assists in developing community and social support for members who might otherwise be vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

−Holly Darwin, Senior Director of Specialized Programs

The underlying goal for last year was to make the best possible use of our resources in order to ensure that CODAC will continue to work toward building healthy lives, healthy families, and healthy communities. As always, we are grateful for the wonderful contributions of our staff and volunteers who make it possible for us to pursue our vision.


Alyson grew up in a dysfunctional home, started hanging out with the wrong people, and dropped out of high school. She was diagnosed with depression in her early teens and much of her drug use was self-medication. At the age of 17, she was kicked out of her parents’ home and lived alone in an apartment, struggling to get by. After years of drug use, Alyson eventually reached a breaking point and she couldn’t lead that lifestyle anymore. Alyson joined Las Amigas, CODAC’s women’s residential rehab facility and experienced a journey of recovery she describes as the greatest experience of her life. Alyson has now been clean 22 months and her advice to others is that recovery is possible. Yes, she has had to endure a long journey, but every step was just a stride closer to the healthy life she leads today.


Paul started drinking at age 13. He began using cocaine at age 15. Paul has spent his teenage years in and out of rehab, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and getting in trouble with the law. Paul enrolled with CODAC on a court order. With the help and support of CODAC’s Children and Adolescent Services, Paul learned to cope with his rebellious side and enter rehab. He appreciated that the CAS staff knew when to push him but were also understanding when he just needed a listening and caring ear. He is taking classes at Pima Community College in Business and working at a restaurant for a living instead of selling drugs. Paul has turned his life around and says he “couldn’t have done it without CODAC.”

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CODAC Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2007