William Salgado recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Massachusetts Substance Abuse Providers Association (WMSAPA). Will has been a valuable member of the Phoenix House team in the Pioneer Valley region, currently serving as Central Intake Coordinator for all area programs. Throughout his time at Phoenix House, Will has demonstrated outstanding teamwork, as well as empathy and compassion in his dealings with patients. He loves his job, loves working with clients, and loves working for Phoenix House.
The award is presented annually by the WMSAPA, and honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the field of treatment and recovery services. Will was nominated for this tribute by Kathy McBride, Classification Manager at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.
WMSAPA, which was established in 1978, represents a broad cross-section of treatment providers in the Pioneer Valley. In addition to holding monthly meetings which are attended by 40 to 50 members, the group sponsors an average of six annual trainings for treatment professionals, providing cost-effective and timely updates on developments in the field. WMSAPA’s President, Paul Hegarty, is Assistant Deputy Superintendent of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and a member of Phoenix House’s Community Advisory Board in Western Massachusetts.
In the Pioneer Valley, Phoenix House provides gender-specific residential treatment to adult men and women, comprehensive outpatient care to adolescents and adults, and transitional support services to adults just beginning the journey to recovery. In the eastern Commonwealth, we offer medically monitored withdrawal (detoxification) with both Acute Treatment and Clinical Stabilization Services, residential family treatment for women with young children, and emergency shelter with rehousing services for homeless mothers with small children.
If someone you care for is struggling with drugs or alcohol, call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392. We’re standing by to help!