TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Jean Tweed Center today announced that after over 25 years as Executive Director, Nancy Bradley has decided to retire on November 1, 2014. The Board of Directors would like to thank Nancy for all she has done for Jean Tweed and the broader community. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, respect and collaboration.
"Being part of such a wonderful organization that has helped hundreds of women and their families heal has been such a worthwhile and meaningful life experience. I am in awe of the women and their courage and of the Jean Tweed staff who work with compassion and dedication. " Nancy Bradley
As such, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lucy Hume has been chosen to be the new Executive Director, effective November 1, 2014.
Lucy has worked as Director of Operations at Jean Tweed for over 7 years. During this time Lucy oversaw all programming, maintained active partnerships in the community, collaborated provincially and nationally to develop best practices and contributed to system wide accreditation planning. Prior to working at Jean Tweed, Lucy's career focused on justice, mental health and addictions including an executive director position with another treatment agency as well as positions with the Ministry of Mental Health and Long Term Care, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Correctional Services and Correctional Services of Canada. Lucy currently sits on committees with Correctional Services of Canada and the Toronto Central LHIN as well as Guelph-Humber University Advisory Committees in addiction and community justice.
Lucy's credentials and experience clearly distinguished her as a leader who will continue the important work of the Centre.
ABOUT JEAN TWEED
The Centre now operates with a $4.8 million budget offering residential, day and out patient programming for women with substance use and gambling issues, including family and trauma counseling, individualized counseling and continuing care. Outreach services are available for pregnant and parenting women as well as women who have concurrent mental health and substance use problems and involvement in the criminal justice system. In keeping with the focus on women, parenting and children, the Centre also offers a fully licensed therapeutic child development centre on site. Jean Tweed also offers supportive permanent housing in two locations and a Telemedicine Program, a service that has allowed for a significant reduction in the number of hospital visits by clients.
To learn more about the Jean Tweed Centre or to make a donation please visit www.jeantweed.com
SOURCE: The Jean Tweed Centre
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