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2007/2008 Message from the Board chair


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

Members LilliAnne Purdie Linda Yuguchi Ross McCallister Oscar Diaz Debbie Rich Rev. Kate Bradsen Paul Hooker MicheleWay

n my past two years as Board President, I have learned much, but I am warmed most by the knowledge that thousands of individuals in our community have found support and greater independence through programs at CODAC. 2007–2008 has been a year of many changes and creative endeavors, ones

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

which have supplied CODAC members with the most comprehensive treatment options in CODAC’s history. One of the greatest challenges that the behavioral health system faces is the obstacles delineated by funding, or lack thereof. When the economy suffers, unfortunately, it is support to health and human services that is often cut first. I think many people don’t realize the tremendous role that money plays in the care of people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. I am constantly in awe of the way the CODAC team manages to provide quality care and services within the constraints of the economic situation. I’m proud of everyone at CODAC for their ability to strike a balance between taking care of people and dealing with the realities of limited funding.

W. Mark Clark, MSW, ACSW President and Chief Executive Officer

Addiction can happen to anyone, but recovery can happen too. I personally have family members who have experienced the harmful effects of substance abuse and mental illness on their lives. I have been with them as they struggled with these disorders and have witnessed them achieve and maintain their recovery. They are now living happy, healthy lives with the help of services just like the ones CODAC

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

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

provides to the community every day.


Las Amigas is CODAC’s residential substance use disorder treatment facility for pregnant and

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

parenting women and their children. Las Amigas has always held a special place in my heart because


towards living independently and gaining the parenting skills necessary to better care for their children.

Kind and Generous Donors Private Foundation Grants Various Insurance Carriers

CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. 127 S. Fifth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 T 520.327.4505 F 520.202.1889 www.codac.org

in Southern Arizona, CODAC is one of very few organizations to offer programs that allow pregnant women and mothers to enter treatment with their children. The hardworking staff at Las Amigas helped fourteen women to commence from the program during 2007-2008 and start their new lives, drug and alcohol free. Many of these pregnant and postpartum women are employed and working hard

Although I am relinquishing the position of Board Chair, I will still be on the board as Treasurer and

“The greatest lesson I learned was the ability to love myself. It’s phenomenal what people can do when they believe in themselves.”

continue to be involved. With the knowledge that I have acquired during my years as Board Chair, I would like to take my involvement to the next level and focus on issues of public policy. During my time at CODAC, I have learned that it’s all about community—that not one person can handle the job. It takes a diverse team of people to make a difference. That’s the only thing that will keep up a momentum of positive change. I can’t wait to see what CODAC has in store—the lives we will change and the community we will continually improve through the hard work and dedication of staff, volunteers, and my fellow board members. Sincerely,

Kristy Kelley, Board Chair

2007/2008 Summary


uring fiscal year 2007–2008, CODAC in many ways became the strongest it has ever been.

Strengthening Families Program

CODAC served 10,066 clients in the Adult Network Services system and 8,770 in the

CODAC’s Strengthening Families Program was awarded a grant from the 7th Grade Philanthropy

Children and Family Services system – more people than any previous year. Clearly the commu-

Project of Congregation Or Chadash. The grant helped CODAC implement parenting workshops

nity’s need for prevention and treatment in the behavioral health field continues to grow.

at Drachman Montessori Magnet School in the Santa Rosa Neighborhood.

Because CODAC provides care for so many individuals, we are constantly working to improve

Intensive Community Services

methods of service and care to meet the needs of those we serve. As the number of people CODAC serves increased in 2007-2008, its goals centered on accessibility and providing quality services as efficiently as possible. One of CODAC’s main aims was to manage costs of both purchased services and pharmaceutical expenses. The plans put in place to address these concerns proved very successful. CODAC was able to significantly reduce these costs through a team effort between utilization management, specialized services and key staff members. Along with continuing to serve the needs of the community, CODAC enjoyed plenty of

The Intensive Recovery Team (IRT), expanded to become Intensive Community Services (ICS). ICS comprises CODAC clients who receive services from the IRT, are in Residential Treatment or the Arizona State Hospital (AzSH)/Extended Care Unit (ECU), and/or live in Supported Housing.

Transportation Program CODAC implemented a centralized transportation program in order to cut down on costs and mileage, and to provide better accessibility and service to CODAC members.

successes and honors this year. A few of these include the following:


ODAC continued to provide quality, culturally competent programs and services during

Workplace Excellence Best Practice Award CODAC was the winner of the Workplace Excellence Best Practice Award for mid-sized companies. CODAC was selected for this prestigious award out of a field of more than 180 nominated companies and 29 finalists.

Fiscal Year 07-08. CODAC has many plans for the coming year, including continued efficiency

of service delivery and decreased costs without sacrificing quality customer service. Challenges resulting from the economic hardships facing the country and political changes in our state government are anticipated, but CODAC is optimistic in its ability to realize its vision. CODAC will continue to ensure that its clients and partici-

Las Amigas

pants receive the best possible care, education and support by

The Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson awarded a Community Development Block

ensuring the financial stability of the agency and maintaining

Grant to CODAC. This money paid for the essential renovation of the building foundation

committed partnerships with other agencies. CODAC will keep

for Las Amigas, CODAC’s residential treatment facility for women.

working to make our community the best place for all to live and develop to their fullest potential. As always, we are grateful

Safety Zone

for the contributions of CODAC’s staff, volunteers and donors,

CODAC expanded its after hours recovery support services so that all enrolled CODAC

and the guidance of the board of directors. It is through the

members could have access to the Safety Zone during nights and weekends.

aid of these compassionate and hard-working individuals that

Derby Day Derby Day, CODAC’s annual fundraiser, was held at the Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson. In the morning, CODAC and the Fox sponsored a free screening of the family favorite Black Beauty. Children and families from CODAC and the community at large came for the film. In the evening, more than a hundred people attended the Derby event and enjoyed the race, a hat parade, and a traditional southern meal, grits and all. CODAC raised almost $35,000 from the event for adolescent treatment services and everyone had a great time.

CODAC can continue its mission of Building Healthy Lives, Healthy Families, and Healthy Communities.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lincoln Jerry Little Bob Locke Stacy Lopez Bucky Lovejoy Mr. and Mrs. David Lyle Barbara Marci Lyle D. Marcks Frank and Janet Marcus Angelica Martinez Leslie McDermott Donna McGrath Corrine Milton Misty Mosshammer Nora Navarro-Hernandez Beth Newhouse Mr. and Mrs. Larrry Newhouse Connie Nine Jodi Osega Tina Pearson-Mares Laura Penny Jean Perry Carry Pile LilliAnne Purdie Gordon Raley Debbie Rich Dona Rivera-Gulko John and Nancy Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ronstadt Carld A. Rosborough Christina Rossetti Monique Roybal Cherie Ryerson-Glen Carol Schaefer Mary Schaefer Drs. John and Helen Schaefer Chad Schneider Si and Eleanor Schorr Ronald Schramm Estella Searcy Lynne Shulman Capt. and Mrs. Stan Sloan Georgette Stadler Sally Stevens, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Struble Ttee Mr. and Mrs. Stokes Tolbert Patricia Treeful Mary Vincenz David A. Volk Honorable Joan Wagener Jan Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Watson, Jr. Michele Way Mr. and Mrs. Scott Weber Dr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Whaley Mr. and Mrs. James Whitney Dr. Geraldine Yarne Linda Yuguchi

“The staff at CODAC believed in me and now I believe in myself and can help others.”

Profile for CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness

CODAC Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2008  

CODAC Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2008