Catalyst Life Services Receives Check From Mid-Ohio AFL-CIO

Catalyst Life Services Receives Check From Mid-Ohio AFL-CIO

  • 10/8/2018 11:04:30 AM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Catalyst Life Services received a check from the Mid-Ohio Area AFL-CIO Labor Council on October 4th. 

The $12,000 check was presented by Norm Shoemaker and Carl Neutzling. The funds were raised during a golf scramble held by Mid-Ohio Area AFL-CIO on September 2nd. 

The funds will go towards to construction of a new 16-bed Withdrawal Management Center and 16-bed Residential Treatment Facility at Catalyst Life Services. The new facilities treatment programming will be provided by Catalyst with medical services provided under a subcontract with Third Street Family Health Services. 

The Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board raised funds to build these new facilities along with a State of Ohio Capital matching grant through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Servies. 

Richland County Foundation, S.N, Ada Ford Fund, and Ohio Health are the other funding sources for the project. 

"We are extremely appreciative to Norm Shoemaker and Carl Neutzling for presenting this idea to us and naming us the beneficiary of their golf outing." Melissa Drozda, Marketing and Development Director of Catalyst Life Services, said in a press release. "The golf scramble was a great way to kick off our fundraising efforts and we are grateful to the Unions for their generosity."

"Our goal is to help people learn how to achieve and sustain sobriety. Becoming alcohol-free is only a beginning." Elaine Surber, Associate Director fo Catalyst Life Services & Director of New Beginnings Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services, said. "We also assist people with improving their physical health, improving psychological functioning, addressing family and other relationship issues, securing safe housing, resolving financial and legal problems, and improving or developing vocational skills. 


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