Drug Free Hendry wins award

HENDRY — Drug Free Hendry County was awarded the Category 1, 5-Star Award through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. To be a 5-Star the organization must achieve 95 percent or above. The category is determined based on the total number of outcome measures each must satisfy in their contract.

Both Andrea May and Edwin Melendez of Drug Free Hendry attended the 5-Star Award luncheon in Sarasota where colleagues from all over gathered and listened to inspirational messages from a dynamic lineup of guest speakers. The keynote speaker at the event was Senator Darryl Rouson, who has championed the cause of mental health and substance abuse in the Florida Legislature. Mr. Rouson told a very powerful story about his own personal experiences with addiction and how he became the successful man he is today.

Also, the “Kick-off” for the day was a special guest from the National Football League (NFL), “Ike” Alama Francis. Ike explained his own story of inspiration and what his foundations are doing for our young people in Florida communities. The event was a wonderful way to celebrate the successes that organizations just like Drug Free Hendry are bringing to our communities.

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