Message from the Executive Director
Stop & Surrender, Inc. sets the direction and priorities for the agency’s comprehensive system of addiction services through open communication with staff and program participants. We strive to support the restored health, sustained recovery, and active reintegration into family life for all program participants, families, and neighborhoods ravaged by substance abuse in Philadelphia.
At our facility you will find passionate and caring staff that will provide information about the substance abuse, the recovery process, available support systems, housing referrals and trauma care including information about the variety of treatment options available. This includes information about our services, as well as a directory of other services available across the region.
Today’s dynamic world still poses challenges as people work to secure a better tomorrow. Stop & Surrender, Inc. continues to provide quality treatment to program participants to help them meet those challenges. Today, as a growing organization we are planning for tomorrow by focusing on six (6) key areas:
- Continuing the growth and involvement of our community presence
- Continuing to provide best practices training and staff development activities
- Enhancing our respect for and expertise in Cultural Awareness
- Positioning our organization to remain in business with continued success.
- Advance our knowledge and understanding about advancements in new recovery treatment practices
- Provide an integrated or holistic perspective of recovery evidence-based practices that accurately define recovery services
At the heart of all our plans are our program participants. It is about researching, refining, improving, developing, and growing to better serve the community. In fiscal year 2019 - 2020, Stop & Surrender continued providing holistic services for individuals and families confronted with substance abuse and its related issues. We have improved and enhanced relationships with the Forensic Intensive Recovery Program (FIR) while noticing a significant increase in those program participant populations.
In 2020 – 2021, Stop & Surrender will continue to provide best practices Outpatient Treatment Services and Supportive Housing for at-risk populations through our relationship with Simmons Youth Development Guide. We maintain an on-site collaborative relationship with the faith-based community in support of our agency’s ability to better serve the specialized needs of this undeserved population.
_____________________________________ June 30, 2020
Erwin Warfield, President/Executive Director
BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS
We are building on our achievements and increasing our program services by refining our portfolio of business operations through collaborations, joint ventures and “strategic thinking outside of the box”.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The President of the Board is Mr. Erwin Warfield; the Vice President/Secretary is Ms. Rhondell Warfield. Officers include:
Melvin Stokes (Clinical Operations Committee)
EMPLOYING TECHNOLOGY TO BE MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE
We continued with investing aggressively in modern technology that supports our ability to assess, evaluate, analyze, and continually improve our documentation and service offering. Stop & Surrender, Inc. thanks all the agencies that have offered and given their support during the fiscal year 2019 - 2020. We continue to seek your support throughout the fiscal year 2020 - 2021.
During the fiscal year 2019 - 2020, we continued building on our tradition of increased financial strengths and stability. Although government subsidies and entitlements for individuals suffering from substance abuse has been reduced and, in some cases, eliminated our revenue increased approximately 8% above the previous year. However, Stop & Surrender crisis intervention component to increase our outreach commitment and better serve its program participants efficiently as a direct result of the increased revenue. Stop & Surrender, Inc. will continue to advance forward despite the sustained stressed economy, and we will persist in providing a high quality of treatment to the program participants of Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding counties.
We close by emphasizing Stop & Surrender, Inc. is at the strongest point in its history.