This is part 4, the final installment. You can read the other installments by clicking here.
For 2012 we intend to publish a “Patient Manual” for alcoholism recovery. This manual will organize the information we offer to our clients so that it can be easily used by programs similar to our own.
Also, we hope to start a process of certification for addiction counselor training through ARCA (The Romanian Association for Addiction Counselors), of which we are founding members. We actually helped write the legislation for counseling standards in Romania through ARCA, and now must apply to it so we can certify our trainings for the professional community.
We should also mention that we will help develop an new program in 2012 in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Moldova and Bucovina. I
n May, Floyd will travel to Bukoba, in Tanzania, to teach parish priests about the spirituality of addictions and about counseling. Also, in November he will teach again at St. Herman Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska.
In October of 2012 we gladly anticipate the visit of Fr. Meletious Webber, the author of “Steps of Transformation”, which we translated and published into Romanian 4 years ago.
Since we wish for our program to have a higher financial stability, we hope that in the near future we will be able to open an self-service laundry and a second hand shop that would cover at least a share of the costs of the services we offer. These may seem like small ideas, but for us they represent serious initiatives which will require having a lot of support from our friends and the local community.
In the “still dreaming” chapter, we expect to write a project and seek a grant to open a much needed “social model detox centre”, a project that we will need to involve medical community, the local authorities and the Church.
We need your support, and I would like to give You an opportunity to participate in our ministry!!
I believe that often times people would like to help us, but do not take the opportunity either through not knowing how to donate, or because they think that their donation is not important. Well, this is your chance to change all that. Please know also that your donation is important to us. You can mail a donation to:
OCMC 220 Mason Manatee Way
St. Augustine, Fl. 32086 , Please be sure to put
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