At Unity Place, there are many ways and many people who ensure that we live up to our name. One sees the importance of unity every day at the Oceanport mental health and substance abuse treatment facility, and it is certainly on display at the facility’s end of the month celebrations. These events take time to mark birthdays of staff and clients and to recognize their progress and contributions, much as a family would.
Staff, of course, are the heart of the substance abuse and mental health programs Unity provides to its clients. It is our clients who choose the top staff person for the month. This month, the honor of Staff Person of Month goes to Alyssa Lundy. She was recently promoted to senior case manager. Alyssa’s promotion is well deserved, as she has assumed more responsibilities and offers a host of creative activities for Unity clients.
Jamie Paris, June’s employee of the month, was selected by her Unity colleagues. The wearer of many hats, Jamie went above and beyond in making the arrangements for the launch of Unity Place’s new evening IOP. She worked to get a fine catered dinner and ensure a full-house was on hand.
Unity Place is known for its transportation service and the drivers who ensure our clients arrive safely and on time for their treatment. We recognize those who transport our clients, with this month’s honoree as driver of the month being Shirley Clayton. In this case, saying “you go girl”really is true.
The end of June celebration also honored Eddie H. as a recent programgraduate -he is stepping down from addiction partial care to outpatient care. His progress has been remarkable and he is set to begin work.
Congratulations to all of these deserving members of the Unity Place family.
June was particularly noteworthy for Unity Place of Monmouth, as it launched a new evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Bridget Cowan, the director of the evening, gave an overview during a dinner held to introduce the program, which will be a great benefit in need of substance abuse treatment who are employed. The IOP 6:00 – 9:30 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.