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| Message from the President |
For the past five years, our friend Kara DioGuardi has been on a mission to bring the healing power of music to Phoenix Academy teens. Following the success of the recording studios at our Los Angeles and Yorktown Academies, she will open a third studio in Austin, which is nearing completion. And on April 24, she will sing a few tunes and play in a golf tournament at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club in Ocala, FL, benefiting our nearby treatment center at Citra. Kara’s presence at the event, hosted by her longtime friend Bernadette Castro, will help raise awareness of the valuable work of our Citra center. We are grateful for Kara’s giving spirit and passion for our cause.
Recovery Across The Regions
A Congressional Meeting
Last month, Phoenix Houses of California Director Winnie Wechsler and Pam Dunzer, California board member, visited Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) on Capitol Hill. Congressman Sherman, whose district includes Lakeview Terrace, where Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles is located, has been a tireless champion of the at-risk youth Phoenix House serves. We thank him, as well as his colleagues in the Los Angeles delegation to Congress—Howard Berman, Jane Harman, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Grace Napolitano—for their ongoing support of our mission.
Teen Programs Earn CARF Accreditation
Congrats to our adolescent programs in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties for their three-year CARF accreditation. CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is a nonprofit organization that certifies program adherence to national standards of quality. Receiving accreditation from CARF is an indication of Phoenix Houses of California’s commitment to improving the lives of the teens and families we serve. California is the fourth Phoenix House region to receive certification, after New England, Florida, and Texas.
Kids and Parents Speak Out