(Millersville, PA) On June 17, 2015, The Gate House held its Annual Board of Directors Dinner Meeting at Millersville University. Program Directors, Rebecca Hahn and Vanessa Philbert shared with attendees that over the past year, four beds were added to The Gate House for Women, an additional REI recovery house was opened, and outpatient services were expanded. The Gate House also presented community awards to: Danielle Harvey, Sexual Assault Counselor at the YWCA, for her dedicated service with Gate House for Women clients, Central Penn Food Bank for increasing food availability for both The Gate House’s inpatient men’s and women’s facility as well as their recovery homes by providing over 30,000 pounds of food to The Gate House at a discounted rate, and Alfred Taylor from Church Alley Repair, for leveraging The Gate House’s technological advancements. During the event, the hard work and outstanding care by the treatment team at both The Gate House for Women and The Gate House for Men was recognized. In addition, professional accomplishments such as dedicated years of service, education achievements, and promotions were highlighted.
In attendance at the dinner meeting, was Rick Kastner, Executive Director of the Lancaster Drug and Alcohol Commission, who spoke about the heroin epidemic hitting Pennsylvania. Mr. Kastner recognized The Gate House as a flagship of treatment and a stellar program that is making a huge difference as the hub on the recovery wheel of treatment. He also highlighted the $100K Matching Grant The Gate House received from the Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission and how that money was used for physical plant and technology upgrades at both The Gate House for Women and The Gate House for Men.
The dinner meeting ended with alumni speakers from both The Gate House for Women and The Gate House for Men. The alumni speakers spoke about their positive experiences with The Gate House and how clinical staff helped them learn how to maintain their sobriety, how to deal with difficult emotions, and how to develop a support system in recovery.
The Gate House is a non-profit extended-care drug and alcohol treatment facility. In addition to its residential extended care programs, The Gate House provides outpatient counseling and recovery houses for women and men recovering from chemical dependency. For more information, please visit www.gatehouse.org or call The Gate House for Men at 717-626-9524 or The Gate House for Women at 717-285-2300.