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Review for United Veterans Beacon House Inc, Bayshore, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Fran Valentino and I am Liscensed Masters Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor for Catholic Charities in Commack, NY. I am the Clinical Supervisor of a Day Intensive Program where recovering drug addicts and alcoholics attend 6 days a week. Over 90% of our population live in sober housing. I want to tell you that one of the best predictions for recovery is supportive housing. Finding a client secure sober living is hard on Long Island. Finding a female client good quality sober housing nearly impossible. I want to talk about Amazing House. It truly is an amazing house. When we have a female in Amazing House clinically we breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have just increased their possibility for recovery. The girls are held to a standard that promotes accountabilty and responsibility-the foundation for every recovering addict to begin to rebuild their shattered lives. These women-over time-start to stand out from the other women in our program. They form bounds and accountablity to one another. I cannot say how this enhances the recovery process. Without this well run, strong handed and loving home so many would be lost to us. Children would not get their mothers back and parents would not get their daughters back. I see hope return, faith emerge and courage begin.Jackie has a tough but loving hand in the success of this house. I also want to remind the world tha now more than ever our Veterans need us to stand with them, support them and help sustain them as they are the foundation of our great nation. I am floored that in times of such adversity it is the margianalized and oppressed that suffer first. I will fully stand in gratitude for United Veterans Beacon House

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the success of their clients

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

add myself as a team player!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their proffessionalism, care, and working with us to better serve our population.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazingly wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

begin to show Suffolk County how well run sober housing can lead to long term recovery leading to a decrease in the need for DSS and medicaid.

Ways to make it better...

I worked for them too!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

FUNDING!!!!!!

One thing I'd also say is that...

where would we be without them!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Addiction Specialist.