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SHIELDS for Families
June 28, 2011

I have been employed by this agency for the past year and it has given me new hope for the field of substance abuse treatment. I have met people who have made a difference in my life despite their circumstances. There is a general sense of service and hope instilled in the individuals who work at Shields through the work we do and the accomplishments of each day. Shields has provided a safe place for women to become sober moms, sisters to become sober friends and men to become sober providers.

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There is a Graduation ceremony each year to acknowledge the effort and work of the individuals in program; I have heard their stories of hope. Individuals who did not think they could be part of a family one year before; now gather and celebrate as one in the understanding that recovery is a process and they are on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

improve their IT department so that electronic communication could flow more efficiently and by doing this help the organization move toward a more 'green' approach to sharing and distributing information.

Professional with expertise in this field & I helped individuals meet their needs through our programs in order for them to become functioning members of the community. .