Brenda Schell and David Helling, Therapeutic Community Housing Services Supervisor at Phoenix Programs Inc.
On Wednesday September 1, 2010, Columbia, Missouri Mayor Bob McDavid issued a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month proclamation at the ribbon cutting that marks the official opening of Phoenix Programs’ new facility. The building is located at 90 East Leslie Lane in Columbia. Phoenix Programs Inc. also hosted an open house and tour of their Supportive Housing Program sites on September 15. Phoenix Programs currently coordinates safe housing and recovery support services for more than 50 individuals and family members, who are seeking long-term recovery, most of which have co-occurring mental disorders and meet the Department of Mental Health’s definition of chronic homelessness.
Missouri Recovery Network Project Director Brenda Schell also presented to nearly 40 people at Phoenix Programs Inc. on September 16. Her discussion on “New Recovery Language” and “Recovery Oriented Systems of Care” was well received by all who attended.