Treatment Facilities Committee

Ah! “Those summer time blues”. I attended the Bridging the Gap in Filmore on June 16th. It was interesting and we got to hear some professionals for the Correction side. I actually got to work the system when Mike O asked me to track down someone. Other than that I have had no action or even heard of any activity on the Treatment side.

Some sad news Dave B and very active Treatment chair for District Ten had to resign. We will miss him. Keep him in your prayers. I visited district Ten last Monday and shared with them the great need we have for District chairs and what is expected of them. We owe a debt of gratitude to Big Ed C. GSR in District ten for stepping up on a problem at Highland Ridge and handling it in a very professional manner. We have a meeting Sunday with the CEO.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

John M
Area 69 Treatment Chair

My first steps in being an Area Chair began in district 10 on January 8th, at their GSR meeting. I met with Dave B who as we all know is a dynamic member of the program as well as District 10 Treatment Chair. He has taken very seriously the role as chair of a committee. The first thing he did was set up the third Wednesday of every month as a treatment Committee night. He also put out a Treatment Newsletter. Dave has a good grasp of his goals.

On February 7th. I visited District 11 at their monthly GSR meeting. I met with Gary J, District 10’s Treatment Chair. He has put together a wonderful group of dedicated members who have hit the ground running. Gary and his committee started communications with Davis County Mental Health W.R.C. to bring back meetings at that facility. It looks very good that a new women’s meeting will start there. Gary also has some great ideas for a workshop that would involve local mental health works in Davis Co.

I was also in touch with District Three but was unable to attend because of a time conflict with District 11. I will be there next month I hope. District 3 has an interesting situation involving accessibility that I will bring up later this meeting.

Our new delegate sent me the Conference data and I look forward to sharing it with the Treatment Committee.

John M.