Honoring Narconon Vista Bay for Achieving Their "Thousandth Life Saved" Milestone
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
WHEREAS, Narconon Vista Bay opened its alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment program in October, 1992, in Bonny Doon, California, and at that time, all public outreach for its program was through "word of mouth" and client services were limited; and
WHEREAS, Narconon's successful drug-free, social-educational rehabilitation program led Narconon to grow slowly and relocate its residential treatment program in 1999 to a larger campus above Watsonville; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Vista Bay is now located off of Mount Madonna Road on a large, open, rural property surrounded by forest, nestled in the tranquility of the Santa Cruz Mountains with an aerial view of the Pajaro Valley, City of Watsonville, and the Monterey Bay; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Vista Bay's residential treatment program has flourished and currently graduates approximately 150 clients per year, with a center in Placerville and a new center planned in South Lake Tahoe; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Vista Bay is steadily involved in our community through their crucial role in educating youth and eradicating drug use by participating in local events and activities, such as the Watsonville High School Sober Graduation Night; delivering drug education lectures to over 2,500 kids on the Central Coast and Northern California regions; distributing informational brochures and engaging youth in positive, fun activities at community carnivals in live Oak and at Mesa Village Park; by Narconon Vista Bay graduates delivering testimonials at the Santa Cruz Meth Project; and by Narconon's support and assistance to the Santa Cruz County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission with their events during Recovery Month; and
WHEREAS, Narconon's program has now helped over 1,000 people turn their lives around and helped them become productive members of our society.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tony Campos, Fourth District Supervisor of Santa Cruz County, hereby honor Narconon Vista Bay for its success in achieving the "Thousandth life Saved" milestone and for its contributions to our community.
Member, Board of Supervisors
October 24, 2008
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