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To the Friends of The South Suburban Council:

During Fiscal Year 2014, we were able to provide substance use disorders treatment and supportive services to 2,252 residents of the Chicago south suburbs and surrounding communities. The Council maintained its status as a licensed and Medicaid certified provider of the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in the Illinois Department of Human Services. After a weeklong survey, The Council was also granted continued accreditation from The Joint Commission. Meeting professional and regulatory standards reaffirms The Council delivers quality and effective programs and services.

The pages that follow convey our continuing tradition of being a leader in meeting the substance use disorders treatment needs of residents of our communities. The documented statistics, financial data, and narrative summaries depict an agency providing essential services to those needing our help. Our continued fiscal health and effective clinical programming has enabled us to be positioned as a stable and strong organization in an evolving and changing healthcare environment. We are optimistic that we can continue to be there for those who need our specialized healthcare services, particularly those who are financially disadvantaged.

Our country is experiencing unprecedented changes in the payment and delivery of healthcare services as a result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. These transformations are creating new challenges and opportunities for providers of behavioral healthcare services. The Council is confident it will remain a valued provider of substance use disorders treatment services as this evolution progresses and will stay connected and integrated within the broader healthcare system.

The Council owes its continuing success to our dedicated Board of Directors, professional staff, and friends. Your support, encouragement and prayers have kept us a progressive and effective treatment provider. Please take a few minutes to read our 2013 Annual Report and take pride in all we have collectively accomplished on behalf of those suffering from addiction use disorders.

Thank you for your support of our mission and belief in our work.

James McGuire,
Chairperson, Board of Directors
The South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

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