2015 Annual Report
Aug 25, 2016
As we reflect on our accomplishments of 2015, we would like to acknowledge the community for helping to make Summit County a better place for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. You, the community, have supported the individuals we serve by providing them with safe and affordable housing as well as supported and competitive employment opportunities.
The theme for the 2015 Annual Report is the Tree of Life, representing supports available for clients of Community Support Services. The Tree of Life is a mystical and magical tree well known throughout many cultures, dating back to ancient times. Different races and religions call it by different names, each having its own tree of life in their traditions. They all have similar significances as the source of life in their respective cultures. For Community Support Services, our Tree of Life incorporates our life-promoting and recovery-focused services, including integrated behavioral and physical healthcare. The roots and branches of the tree represent the supports available for our clients.
As in previous years, there continues to be a changing healthcare landscape demanding the agency to build collaborative relationships with community partners, managed care organizations, and other entities committed to quality health care. Community Support Services remains dedicated to providing effective, efficient, and recovery-based services. It is important to acknowledge the clients and their families who have allowed us to join in their journeys to better health. Additionally, we are grateful for the staff of Community Support Services who help to sustain the Tree of Life. We appreciate the ongoing backing of our funders who help support our mission as well as our dedicated Board of Directors for their commitment of time, talent, and resources.
In closing, as we reflect on the meaning of the Tree of Life and its symbolism with Community Support Services, consider this; the roots dig deep, the trunk establishes a foundation, the branches reach out for sustenance, the leaves collect strength, and the fruit gives of itself. To our clients, our services represent all the parts of the tree, dependent on where one is in his or her journey to mental health. To our readers, we encourage you to review our 2015 annual report and recognize the remarkable accomplishments of our staff and clients.