During the pandemic, overdose and addiction spiked in Cuyahoga County. Together, we will change this. While also continuing services, in 2020 we invested in improvement. We have officially gained the notable CARF Accreditation. The Women’s Recovery Center is stronger than ever and ready to serve the needs of the Stockyard and Greater Cleveland community. The Women’s Recovery Center is proud of our 2020 achievements. Learn more about our improvements and how we are prepared to service our community.
Pam Bouyer Officially Accepted the Position as Clinical Director! – 3/9/2021
Pam Bouyer, our Interim Clinical Director has officially accepted the position permanently. She started with the Women’s Recovery Center on August 4, 2001. She was a Cleveland State intern with the Women’s Recovery Center before being hired full-time. Pam was the primary evening counselor most of her time at the WRC and until she assumed as the Interim Clinical Director. Pam has excelled as the Interim Clinical Director of the Women’s Recovery Center, and we are proud to have her continue as our official Clinical Director. She has phenomenal clinical skills and brings the same diligence, care, and professionalism in her role as Clinical Director. Client care and our client’s opportunity for success are her number one priority. In her short time as Interim Clinical Director, she led the agency through closing evening treatment to accommodate for a lower client census during COVID-19, OhioMHAS 3-year renewal, CARF survey (we are anxiously waiting for the results!), and hiring of two new WRC staff. Pam has the following designations: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) (supervisory designation pending), Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC), and the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium. She has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health. Pam is also working on her dissertation in Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.
2021 Strategic Plan Approved at Board of Directors Meeting – 1/20/2021
Today, the Board of Directors initially approved the Strategic Plan for 2021. This plan includes focus areas as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Congratulations to our Autumn 2020 hero, Kim Sark! – 11/15/2020
She serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and has been on the Board for 18 years. Successful Miracles of Giving Campaign – 11/1/2020
We are so humbled to have had a great Miracles of Giving fundraising week and raised $65,313! New Staffing Supports Growth Plans – 8/8/2020
The Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) has added three new staff members and promoted a current team member. CARF Accreditation – 4/10/2020
We are committed to continually improving our services. MetroWest Honors Women’s Recovery Center – 2/20/20
Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) has just received the Stockyard Community Champion Award.
Things Are Looking a Lot Brighter – 2/15/2020
We want to send a huge THANK YOU to IBEW 38 and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). They have generously donated $35,000 to the Women’s Recovery Center for lighting installation for the perimeter of our parking lot. Grand Opening Celebrating Building Renovation – 1/30/2020
Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) celebrated its Grand (re) Opening and the culmination of the #RebuildingLives Capital Campaign. Women’s Recovery Center Announces New Executive Director– 11/8/2019
The Women’s Recovery Center Board of Directors is proud to announce Ashley Yassall as the new Executive Director effective immediately. Women’s Recovery Center Announces Executive Departure – 6/21/2019
The Women’s Recovery Center today announced that Mary Jane Chichester, Executive Director, will depart from the organization as of June 14, 2019. A search for a new Executive Director will be conducted. Painting Recovery: One Stroke at a Time – 5/16/2018
On Saturday, May 19th from 10am – 2pm, the Women’s Recovery Center located at 6209 Storer Avenue in Cleveland will be painting and decorating to welcome clients into the newly renovated addiction treatment facility as well as a couple of exterior projects thanks to the help of Because I Said I Would – Cleveland. Celebrating 30 Years of Rebuilding Lives – 3/25/2017
The Women’s Recovery Center is hosting the Miracles of Recovery Breakfast presented by Risk International at the Aloft Cleveland Hotel Restaurant on the East Bank of the Flats on Thursday, April 27th beginning at 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.. Dr. Joan Papp, Emergency Room Physician at the MetroHealth System will be the first recipient of the Champion of Recovery Award. Rebuilding Lives Capital Campaign Ground Breaking – 8/26/2016
The Women’s Recovery Center is hosting our Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, August 31st beginning at 5:00 p.m. located at 6209 Storer Avenue in Cleveland. Following construction, the Center will double our capacity to provide outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment services for women and their families. KaBOOM! DPS 2015 Imagination Playground Grant Press Release – 11/30/2015
Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded the Women’s Recovery Center a $13,200 Let’s Play Improvement Grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system.The grant, which will allow the Women’s Recovery Center to install the system at the Center located at 6209 Storer Avenue, as part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple to get kids and families active nationwide. Imagination Playground in a Cart™ is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination PlaygroundTM provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.