SECU members help recovery center expand education programs
RALEIGH, NC (September 6, 2016) — A Ribbon Cutting and Open House were held yesterday in Greensboro for SECU Lecture Hall, a 200-seat conference area located inside Fellowship Hall’s new Outpatient Center. Representatives from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), along with local leaders and community supporters were in attendance to celebrate SECU Foundation’s $500,000 capital grant, which helped make the Lecture Hall a reality. SECU Lecture Hall will help Fellowship Hall provide recovery program education and training for medical personnel, nurses and counselors through university and community college partnerships.
Fellowship Hall is a private, not-for-profit alcohol and drug recovery facility committed to helping individuals and their families achieve and maintain rehabilitation through compassionate, cost-effective care and programs based on abstinence and the Twelve-Step model of recovery. The treatment center serves approximately 800 guests each year and has treated over 26,000 individuals since 1971. With the addition of the new campus facilities, Fellowship Hall now has the capacity to expand treatment and family programs as well as the space to grow its education outreach and training to help increase the knowledge and awareness of addiction in North Carolina.
“The demand for treatment to help those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction continues to grow,” said Interim President and CEO Mike Yow. “Expanding our campus to meet the needs of our community is extremely important, and we are grateful for the support of SECU members and our mutual commitment to make a life-changing impact through the new Outpatient Center and SECU Lecture Hall.”
“SECU members are pleased to support Fellowship Hall with the Foundation’s grant for the construction of SECU Lecture Hall,” said SECU Foundation Board member Jo Anne Sanford. “Fellowship Hall has an outstanding reputation of service over 45 years, helping thousands of people in their fight to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. We are proud to be part of an initiative that will provide tremendous social and economic benefits for the citizens and communities of North Carolina.”
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for nearly 82 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves over 2.4 million members through 266 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org.