When clients walk inside our doors, hope is often the last thing they are thinking about.We want it to be the first thing they see. At Unison, hope is who we are. It's what we do. So when we discussed how to visually enhance our 1212 Cherry Street location, a Tree of Hope seemed like the perfect image.
Today, our Tree of Hope greets everyone who walks in our doors. It's filled with leaves with personal messages of hope from clients.
"Clients were really excited to be a part of something, to leave something that would impact others in their situation," said Ashley Kopaniasz, PCCS, LICDC, CS – Unison's Director of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services. "We know in recovery that in order to keep what we have worked so hard for, we often need to share it with others."
"A tree starts out as the smallest of seeds, and with some nurturing it grows into a powerful figure of beauty and strength and provides for those around it with its shade, shelter and protection", adds Ashley. "To me this symbolizes the journey of recovery, an individual enters into treatment or recovery and finds either a therapist or a peer that aids them in their journey and then, in turn, they grow and their growth impacts countless others."
The messages on the leaves are as different as those we help. For some, it's a look into the future: "Hope is the limitless possibilities of what I can achieve when I put my mind to it." For others, it's a mantra to make it through today: "Hope is waking up without need of using." For some, it's a chance to be the person they want others to be proud of: "Hope is to have a better and sober life and to be the best mom and grandma." Sometimes it's the understanding that it's time to let others in: "Hope is allowing yourself to become humble enough to ask for and accept the help from others." For many, it's the final straw before giving up: "Hope is the little voice you hear whisper "maybe" when it seems the entire world is shouting "No!"
Now, hope will be the message everyone sees when they walk into Unison Health. And when they leave, it will be that steadfast reminder that hope is always here. The "tree of hope" is set to be unveiled on Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. at Unison Health's 1212 Cherry Street location.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Unison Health is the community's recognized and preferred leader in providing integrated care for adults, adolescents and children. Unison Health accepts Ohio Medicaid and most private insurances. Unison Health is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Unison Health is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
To bring attention to the growing number of individuals in our community who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues, Unison Health will host "Passport to Hope" on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 from 6pm to10pm at the Manor House in Toledo's Wildwood Metropark.
Thanks to the generous support of The Andersons, Brooks Insurance, and Hylant, guests will have the opportunity to tour the world through dance and food. In addition to the international grazing stations and silent auctions planned, professional dance instructors will be leading classes throughout the evening..
Unison Health Expanding Services
Due to our continued growth and demand for services, we will host a career fair on Wednesday, August 13.
Open Positions Include:
- AOD Therapists
- Care Managers
- Clinical Therapists – Child and Family
- CPST Clinicians
- Partial Hospitalization Program Therapists
- Qualified Health Home Specialists
- Program Manager Home Health Team Leader
The career fair will be held at 1425 Starr Avenue in Toledo, OH on Wednesday, August 13 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Interested applicants should bring a current resume and be prepared to complete an employment application. Hiring managers will be available to answer questions and conduct on-the-spot interviews.
You'll find additional information regarding position requirements here and directions to the agency's Starr Avenue location here. If you are not able to attend the Career Fair and are interested in these or other employment opportunities, please contact us directly at 419-936-7576 for an application and fax your resume to us at 419-936-7574. Unison Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Unison Health is the community’s recognized and preferred leader in caring for the substance abuse and behavioral health needs of adults, adolescents and children. Unison Health accepts Ohio Medicaid and most private insurances. Unison Health is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Unison Health is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Toledo, OH – Unison Health has earned Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission. The agency is the first in the State of Ohio to achieve this certification.
Behavioral Health Home Certification recognizes organizations that are a health home, or an organization that improves access to health care and quality of care. Health home also focuses on the overall health of individuals served, particularly those who face chronic or serious physical or mental health issues.
Unison Health underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March of 2014. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with standards related to key concepts of person-centered health care to support recovery and resilience philosophies.
A new way of creating hope in the community!
Toledo, OH – Unison Health office at the Leverette Community Hub introduces a new way of creating hope in the community. A recent partnership between Toledo Public Schools (TPS), United Way of Greater Toledo and Unison Health has resulted in the Leverette Community Hub – located at Leverette School, 445 E. Manhattan Blvd. The hub is designed to be a trusted resource for the entire neighborhood focusing on the main needs of the community – behavioral health, family and community engagement, and youth health and safety.
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