Fall 2016 - Impact Report:
Year in Review
Touching, Changing, and Saving Lives

As the year nears its close, it's a good time to glimpse at our impact and what you helped us accomplish. This year marked 70 years of service for The Council. We are proud to have touched the lives of 34,930 children, families, professionals, and other community members. We continue with a strong commitment to our mission to improve our communitites' health, safety and productivity by reducing the incidence and impact of alcohol and drug abuse.  With your donations and support, The Council provided 328 presentations and trainings, participated in 52 community events, and conducted 1,930 counseling and case management sessions. You made our prevention and intervention work possible - thank you. 
Give Hope Campaign
Consider The Council when making your holiday contributions

It's almost Christmas! For many, the joys of the holidays bring family visits, school and office parties and gift-giving. Even with the excitement of the season, the year-end holidays can be difficult if you or a loved one has a concern about alcohol and other drugs. No matter the season, The Council is here to offer hope

Our annual Give Hope Campaign allows us to provide prevention and intervention programs and services to children, youth and adults year-round. Nearly 35,000 people in North Texas received hope  from The Council because of your gifts to last year's Campaign

Next year, we want to extend hope to 40,000 people - or more - and we need your help to do it. The Give Hope Campaign will launch December 1 and end December 31. Your support of the Give Hope Campaign will allow us to be there for the many people who urgently need our assistance. Your gift of any amount will allow The Council to provide a brighter and more hopeful future to many of our neighbors and children all across North Texas. Donate to the Give Hope Campaign:
Power of Prevention Luncheon

The Council is grateful to everyone who made this year's Power of Prevention Luncheon a success: those who attended and those who underwrote the event through sponsorships, donations, table purchases, ticket sales, and purchase of auction items. Special thanks to  Sarah Hepola, Featured Speaker, Marie Reyes , Honorary Chair, Scott Murray , Emcee, and Shari Nelson , Event Chair. The Agent of Change Award was presented to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Dallas Chapter,   and the Generosity Award to Tom Reddin. 
Pictured (L-R):  Susan McCollum, Linda Smith, Shari Nelson, Event Chair, Sarah Hepola, Featured Speaker, Laura Allis Vesely, Susan McEvoy, Lauren Arthur, Sylvia Hubbard
(Left) Pictured (L-R):  Marie Krebs, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Dallas Chapter, and Judge Tena Callahan;  (Right) Pictured (L-R):  Tom Reddin and Kenn Webb
Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:
Thompson & Knight Foundation  
Joy Sponsors: 
Susan McEvoy
Margot and Ross Perot

Hope Sponsors: 
American Addiction Centers Origins Behavioral Healthcare
Marie Reyes
Hon. Tena Callahan and
Dr. Cynthia Pladziewicz
Laura Sahliyeh
Lita and Rick Hodges Sunspire Health
IMPACT Grand Prairie
Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Dallas Chapter
Betsy and Bill Jessiman The Ranch at Dove Tree
La Hacienda Treatment Center The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.  Tom Thumb
Debbie and Mike Meripolski Travel Design by KCH
Shari and Karl Nelson 7-Eleven, Inc.

The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75247

Celebrating 70 years. 
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