The ladies of Lake Placid’s St. Eustace Church’s knitting group, the Knit Wits, have generously donated teddy bears sporting hand-knitted scarves for the younger residents at Rose Hill Adolescent Treatment Program
The joint exhibit of paintings by Sheila Pritchard, masks created by veterans at St. Joe’s and poems by Barbara Rand Ryan that opened Friday evening, April 6, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is well worth a special trip.
Indeed, it’s one of the most emotionally powerful presentations they’ve displayed.
A while ago, we had a client whose grandmother had routinely made pumpkin rolls as a Thanksgiving dessert. As the holiday approached, the young man asked if he could work with our culinary staff to make this dish for his peers and share the tradition.
As St. Joseph’s continues to respond to the increasing heroin and opioid epidemic, I am pleased to share wilth all in our community the news that this week we received notification from the Governor’s office that St. Joseph’s, along with five other treatment agencies in the State, have received awards to establish withdrawal and stabilization services, also known as “detox” services.
“The I AM poem group is an opportunity for Rose Hill Adolescent Addiction Treatment residents to tap into their creativity and their own self-awareness, two essential elements that addiction has stolen from their lives. Many of them complete the exercise several times during the group to make the poem meaningful to them.
Dear Community of St. Joseph’s,
I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and peaceful 2018.
I am pleased to provide the following overview of several significant accomplishments that many in the St. Joseph’s community contributed to during 2017, as well as a preview of some of our more important initiatives for the coming year.
One of the more unique educational programs St. Joseph’s provides is the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Core Curriculum Training program at the nearby Federal Correctional Institution in Ray Brook and under the supervision of Community Services Director, Robin Gay.
This past Sunday, the last day of the 45th Annual Fellowship Reunion, St. Joseph’s dedicated the property on our main Inpatient campus formerly known as the “White House” as Fr. Emil Tomaskovic S. A. Hall in recognition and gratitude for Fr. Emil’s commitment to St. Joseph’s mission of hope and