June 18th was a great day to celebrate independence for Arlington County and Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic.
Henry Jefferson, Case Manager at Independence House, was presented with the Community Partner’s Award from the Arlington County Community Service Board for his tireless work over the past fourteen years helping men and women reclaim their lives and transition to self-sustaining independent lifestyles.
The award was presented at the Arlington County Department of Human Services, where Henry was acknowledged by the director of Health and Human Services for successfully obtaining housing for 94% of his clients upon discharge from his program. This means that clients have jobs and permanent homes and can go on to lead productive lives, free from drugs and alcohol.
Each year, Henry hosts a Christmas party for former clients for a celebration of recovery and life. Last year over 40 guests returned to exchange the greatest gift of all, recovery and freedom from addiction.
Anyone who knows Henry, also knows he lives and breathes tennis. He has played in tournaments on the islands of Aruba, The Dominican Republic and St. Maarten. Although he may not play much tennis these days, he’s always in the game of serving his community with excellent care.
Whether it’s Christmas or July, freedom from addiction is always the goal at Independence House.
Since 1962, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic has served more than 30,000 individuals struggling with substance abuse. Every day, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic helps hundreds of people who are suffering from addiction in programs in Virginia, Maryland and DC. To learn more about our programs and services please call us today at: 1 888 671 9392.