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We send a huge Thank You to all of our friends at State Auto for the wonderful holiday party they hosted on December 15th for Amethyst women and their families. Among the highlights were photos with Santa Claus, generous gifts for the women and children, delicious food, and a festive holiday atmosphere.
Pictured (L to R), Elise Spriggs, State Auto Senior Vice President, External Relations; Stephanie Meredith, Community Relations and Event Manager at State Auto; Santa Claus; Lois Hochstetler, Amethyst Interim Executive Director; and Mike LaRocco, State Auto President and CEO.
In addition to the holiday party, the employees of State Auto also conducted a winter coat and outerwear accessories drive spearheaded by Stephanie Meredith, Community Relations and Event Manager, at State Auto. Over 100 new and gently worn coats and jackets and more than 300 outerwear accessories were collected and donated to Amethyst for the clients and their families!
Opiate crisis and treatment topics of discussion
Amethyst was honored by a recent visit from Lt. Governor Mary Taylor. The visit afforded an opportunity for Lois Hochstetler, Interim Executive Director, and Sara Niemeyer, Clinical Director, to talk with the Lt. Governor and members of her staff, Mark Hamlin, Director of Regulatory Policy, and Jim Wasil, Business Liaison, about Amethyst and the increased prevalence of opioid addiction among the women seeking treatment at Amethyst. In addition, Lt. Governor Taylor met with two women currently in treatment at Amethyst who shared their journeys of recovery with her.
Appointments and walk-in hours available
Amethyst is now providing treatment for women 18+ seeking help for substance abuse problems at the Reeb Avenue Center on Columbus' South Side. Please call 614-242-1284 for information about the program. Open AA meeting will be held on Thursday from noon-1pm.
Amethyst shares space at the Reeb Avenue Center with the House of Hope, which is providing addiction services for men at this location.
The Reeb Avenue Center opened its doors last fall as part of a city plan to revive the South Parsons Corridor. Jane Grote Abell and Tanny Crane and their families, along with other business leaders with ties to the area, took a leadership role in the project. The Reeb Avenue Center houses a variety of nonprofit organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus, Eastway Behavioral Healthcare, Alvis, Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Godman Guild to name a few. Called a "hub of hope" and a "beacon for change", this project is a template for other communities across the country.