Letter From Our CEO
For nearly 50 years, Communicare has been both fortunate and honored to be involved in helping to improve the quality of life for thousands of people in our service area. Each day we hear success stories reflecting the positive impact our agency has made on the lives of others. These successes are a direct result of commitments from countless numbers of people who have collaborated with the common goal of improving someone’s life. This collaboration includes Communicare staff and Board members, community advocates, dedicated legislators, state administrators, families and most importantly those receiving services. Communicare honors and admires the commitment, courage and desire of all of those who are in need of help.
Communicare has integrated its three main service areas (Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities) to create a seamless system so that the needs of a person can be more readily addressed. Having this system in place, along with the commitment to hire competent and caring staff has helped to place Communicare in the eyes of many, as an agency that is extremely caring and an agency that goes the extra mile to reach out to help.
Communicare continues to see tremendous growth in services, which has resulted in the need for additional space. By working together with local communities, governments, and advocacy groups throughout our history, we have been able to maintain and improve our program facilities. The most recent examples are the relocations of the Adult Day Programs for Developmental Disabilities in Meade and Marion counties. Both programs are now in spacious facilities that are more conducive to the services being provided.
Even with all of the success stories, we still see and hear of way too many people falling through the cracks. Therefore, we continue to focus on reaching out to all who are in need. Communicare “CARES” and is steadfastly committed to improving the quality of lives of others!
I’m pleased to have been asked to serve as Communicare’s Interim CEO, as my heart has been with this agency for the past 40 years. By working together we will continue to build on the foundation that has been laid, we will overcome the challenges that the future may bring, and we will stay on course with our commitment to excellence. It is indeed an honor and very humbling to have the opportunity to lead such a worthwhile organization that has so many dedicated and caring staff who work diligently to meet the needs of thousands of wonderful people who receive our services.
Chief Executive Officer