Fairbanks 2013 Year in Review

2013 marked another great year for Fairbanks as we continued to grow and fulfill our mission of serving individuals and families who struggle with the disease of addiction. We pursued new endeavors and accomplished significant goals. As we reflect on 2013, here are a few highlights:

  • La Verna Lodge for Women opened and received a matching gift of $100,000
  • Major construction for the expansion of group rooms, lounges and quiet areas was completed
  • Nearly 500 people attended the Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner with keynote speaker, Laurie Dhue
  • Five new members joined the Fairbanks Board of Directors in May
  • Another fun and sober Fairbanks Annual Summer Picnic took place in June
  • In recognition of National Recovery Month, Fairbanks went purple and invited the community to join in on the celebration
  • Fairbanks and Hope Academy had record attendance at The 24 Group’s annual Hawk Walk
  • Employee participation in the United Way Fundraising Campaign increased by 6%
  • Community members received education about addiction at two lunch and learn presentations with Interventionist Bruce Perkins at our Hendricks County and Kokomo Outpatient Offices
  • Fairbanks gathered with the community to celebrate recovery at the Recovery Ride and Rally for Recovery Month
  • Fairbanks successfully launched a mobile website for fairbankscd.org
  • Netsmart Technologies presented Fairbanks an award for the most rapid, successful implementation of Avatar (an electronic medical records system)
  • The La Verna Lodge website was revamped and launched this year at www.lavernalodge.com
  • 85 guests attended a viewing of The Anonymous People at The Fairbanks Recovery Center, raising over $500 for the Fairbanks Patient Assistance Fund
  • Our Director of Adolescent Services, Rachelle Gardner, participated in our first Twitter chat with the Altarum Institute
  • Cris Carter was named the 2014 Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner keynote speaker