Thanks to the generosity of the Turn 2 Foundation, teens from the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House in Tampa had the opportunity to enjoy a night of drug- and alcohol-free fun. On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, sixteen adolescent clients and four staff members from the Derek Jeter Center were in the stands as the New York Yankees played the Tampa Bay Rays. The group was excited as they watched the Yankees take the lead with help from a Tampa Bay error. The Yankees regained sole possession of first-place in the division with a 6-4 win over the Rays.
The Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House is named in honor of New York Yankees great Derek Jeter, acknowledging the generous support of his Turn 2 Foundation. The Center provides comprehensive adolescent outpatient services that help families deal with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Phoenix House seeks to stop drug use and change the behaviors and attitudes that support it by incorporating a strong family element. Phoenix House Florida also provides adult comprehensive services in Tampa. Psychiatric services are also available.
Phoenix Houses of Florida gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Turn 2 Foundation for providing this exciting night at the ballgame to the teens at Derek Jeter Center.