The SECU Foundation awarded Samaritan Colony a $1 million grant to assist with the construction of an alcohol and drug treatment facility for women. The 14-bed residential treatment facility will be located on the 25-acre campus of Samaritan Colony located in Rockingham. The building will be named the “SECU Women’s Recovery Center.”
The SECU Women’s Recovery Center will allow Samaritan Colony to extend its program services for substance use disorders to include underserved women who are seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and the effects of trauma.
Rendering of the SECU Women’s Recovery Center. Courtesy photo.
SECU Foundation Executive Director, Jama Campbell, had the following comment regarding their major gift — “SECU Foundation is proud to support Samaritan Colony’s efforts in building a women’s treatment facility to offer lifesaving services. We realize the toll that substance abuse takes on individuals, families, and our communities and want to help organizations like Samaritan Colony expand their reach to more folks in need. On behalf of the 2.6 million SECU members that fund our Foundation, we thank Samaritan Colony leadership and staff for all they are doing to make a difference in their community and region.”
Executive Director of Samaritan Colony, Harold Pearson, offered his thoughts—“This is a great day for Samaritan Colony. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I would like to offer our deepest gratitude to the SECU Foundation and its members.”
Since 1975, Samaritan Colony has provided residential drug and alcohol treatment for over 5,000 men and aftercare counseling services for them and their families. Samaritan Colony’s programs include family counseling programs and Sunday spiritual services, which provide an integrated approach for individuals and their families, wherever they may be on their recovery journey. Local agencies, churches, and schools can rely on Samaritan Colony for collaboration and outreach services because of Samaritan’s commitment to educating the community and providing hope that recovery is possible.
About the SECU Foundation: The SECU Foundation promotes local and community development by primarily funding high-impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. The State Employees’ Credit Union Board of Directors chartered the SECU Foundation to help identify and address community issues that are beyond the normal scope of State Employees’ Credit Union. While individual members may not have a large impact, collectively and cooperatively the Foundation can go a long way towards helping solve problems in our neighborhoods, schools, and our communities at large. SECU Foundation’s Board of Directors is inspired by the Credit Union’s philosophy of “People Helping People.”
Feature photo: SECU Regional Senior Vice President Tyrone Tyler presents a $1 million grant to Executive Director of Samaritan Colony Harold Pearson and Program Director Constance Pearson as SECU representatives and Samaritan staff pose on Thursday, Sept. 30. Courtesy photo.