Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers was at the forefront of recovery programs and services when its founders organized it as a non-profit agency that provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol, drugs, problem gambling and mental illness in 1971. This forward-thinking, innovative spirit lives on today. In its first 50 years, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has introduced many successful prevention and recovery programs, opened numerous facilities around Lake and Geauga counties and is proud to be recognized as the premier recovery center in the area. Celebrating our 50th Anniversary we are proud to announce our campaign for a new 16-bed men’s residential facility.
A Message from Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers President & CEO Melanie Blasko, LPC-S, LICDC-SC
In 1971, our founders introduced a new model of care to Lake and Geauga county residents: a nonprofit, counselor-led system organized with the client at the center of everything we do.
At Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, we have served Lake and Geauga counties ever since.
2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Over those 50 years, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has saved countless lives.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ mission is “To promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay.” Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has continued to offer the most effective alcohol and drug residential treatment in Lake and Geauga Counties ensuring no one is turned away even during a worldwide pandemic. Since its beginning in 1971, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has earned a reputation for its successful outpatient and residential treatment programs addressing substance use and co-occurring disorders. Working closely with local stakeholders and other social service agencies in the community, clients have achieved a success rate notably higher than the national average for long-term sobriety.
I hope that you’ll consider supporting our campaign today!
Thank you for supporting us as we honor our unique legacy and move prevention and recovery forward into the next 50 years.
Top Moments in Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers History
Join us as we look back Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers first 50 years, from its organization as a small organization to the areas premier prevention and recovery service provider.
Founding February, 1971
First meeting of Board of trustees; 111 S. St. Clair St., Painesville
Opened Oak House
(now Lake House for men), 1974
Opened New Oak House
Founders Day - February 10, 2021
GIVING DAY 2021
February 10th marks the anniversary of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ incorporation in 1971.
This year, Founders Day marks the beginning of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ 50th Anniversary celebration with Giving Day 2021. For 24-hours, you can celebrate your LGRC pride and collective impact on the growing and changing needs of residential treatment services for men by supporting our new, state of the art facility that will serve 16 men.
This new house will address the community demand, eliminate the wait time for this level of care and increase our capacity to provide high quality and much needed residential treatment services to men.
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Contact John Keller, Chief Development Officer
February marks the 50th Anniversary of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Over those 50 years, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers has saved countless lives. Our five-year 50th Anniversary campaign is one of the most ambitious philanthropic efforts in our history, with a goal of $2 million. Collectively, these funds will help Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers continue to lead in the area of providing recovery services by building a new 16-bed men’s residential facility.
More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Across the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic has collided with the substance use epidemic, experts worry about the vast numbers of people who may be suffering from the impact. Anxiety, grief, isolation, financial worries, changes at home and work, and an ongoing sense of uncertainty can all threaten people with a substance use disorder as well as those at risk of developing one. So far, experts see signs of relapses, rising overdoses, and other worries. A significant aspect of this pandemic is the growing and changing service needs related to residential treatment services for addicted men who continue to need care now more than ever as recent studies have shown COVID-19 is contributing to increased social isolation, stress levels and anxiety for everyone, but this can be especially dangerous for men recovering from addiction.
New Residential Space… Responding to the Need
To address the growing and changing needs of residential treatment services for men, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers needs to construct a new, state of the art facility that will serve 16 men.
This new house will address the community demand, eliminate the wait time for this level of care and increase the organization’s capacity to provide high quality and much needed residential treatment services to men.
This new treatment facility, utilizing evidence based practices, will provide the continuum of care to promote lifelong recovery for those with substance use disorders.
Our Campaign Leadership & Case Statement
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JOIN US IN OUR BOLD AND INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN
Let’s discuss how your involvement can make a great impact on transforming our organization into a bold and innovative place for prevention and recovery for the next 50 years.
John Keller, Chief Development Officer