Spectrum’s success over the course of 43 years can be attributed to a number of very important ingredients, which include the inspiring commitment of the individuals we serve, the unwavering dedication of our staff, the selflessness of our volunteers, the humbling generosity of our donors and the guidance provided by our diverse and talented Board of Trustees.
Spectrum continues to make advances in bringing state-of-the-art, evidence-based, high-quality services to more and more individuals and families affected by addiction, no matter what the economic environment. These advances are driven by our ability to adapt to the rapidly changing behavioral healthcare environment while remaining committed to our core principles which seek to provide individuals with an opportunity to attain long-term, sustainable recovery.
This ability is fostered by a leadership combination that consistently incorporates long-term experience with new ideas and thinking. To illustrate this point, consider that Spectrum’s senior leadership team has more than two hundred years of combined experience in the behavioral health field. Decades of experience offer a solid foundation to take challenges head-on – putting forward wisdom and knowledge garnered from a long-term commitment to Spectrum’s mission.
At the same time, we have a newly elected Board Chairman and four new appointees to the Board of Trustees. These changes bring innovative thinking and new ways of approaching challenges – constantly revitalizing Spectrum’s dedication to its mission.
Together, our Board members and Spectrum’s senior management work in close collaboration to ensure effective planning and development. In fact, our recent achievements are a testament to this strong partnership.
The following are just a few examples of that success:
- In the past year, Spectrum invested $1 million on renovating several of our outpatient clinics, which included the addition of a primary care suite at our Lincoln Street clinic in Worcester, where clients can now receive onsite medical services.
- Spectrum purchased another apartment building in Worcester, which triples our capacity to offer affordable, dignified, drug-free housing for individuals in recovery.
- A new clinic was opened by Spectrum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to address the significant need for medication-assisted treatment and counseling services in this region.
- Spectrum was awarded a new contract with the Florida Department of Corrections to operate three in-prison residential treatment programs, totaling just over 400 beds.
- Spectrum also opened three new prison-based programs in Georgia, totaling 358 beds.
- Spectrum successfully implemented an integrated treatment program for offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in partnership with the Iowa Department of Correction.
Spectrum is very excited for 2013 and beyond, as a number of solid plans promise a variety of new and diverse programs. These include:
- The design and construction of a state-of-the-art residential treatment facility at our Westborough campus;
- The completion of a new outpatient clinic in Sanford, Maine; and
- Continued program expansion within correctional settings across the country.
As always, we wish to thank our donors for their generous contributions over the years. We rely on these donations to serve more than 45,000 men, women and at-risk youth each year.
For more information about any of our programs or ways that you can help support our organization, please contact Spectrum’s Development Office at (508) 792-5400. We appreciate your interest in Spectrum.
David Grenier Charles Faris
Chairman President and CEO
Board of Trustees