CADAS 60th Anniversary Gala Is Saturday

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. will hold its 60th Anniversary Celebration for employees on Saturday at the Bessie Smith Hall. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of a $4.5 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the presentation of a $600,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, demonstrating their recognition and support of the center's role in addressing addiction in the community. The funding from these grants will be used to construct a 36 bed, inpatient residential unit for women, along with additional 17 sober living apartments.

The 60th anniversary employee celebration will bring together various stakeholders, including local and state elected officials, community leaders, healthcare professionals, and board members who have all played a role in the Council’s continued success over the years. This event serves as an opportunity to honor CADAS’ achievements over the past six decades and express gratitude to the state of Tennessee for their generous contributions over the past years.

Executive Director Paul Fuchcar said, “This is a tremendous day for our employees, our Board of Directors and for the community. CADAS employees serve our clients with a blend of compassion and professionalism that have contributed to the continued excellence of the organization and countless lives saved from the devasting effects of Substance Use Disorders. The Board has steered the organization through countless challenges and CADAS has emerged stronger than ever. We are proud to serve Chattanoogan's in the throes of addiction and hope the community will join us in celebrating this milestone achievement.”

CADAS remains the only nonprofit recovery center in the region with a full continuum of care and continues to deliver treatment, prevention and educational services to the chemically dependent, their families and the community at large, regardless of their ability to pay.

This 60th anniversary celebration will highlight the center's impact on the lives of countless individuals and the enduring partnerships with local and state government agencies. It serves as a testament to the collective effort in addressing addiction and promoting a healthier community, said officials.


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