Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc, 2020 Community Benefit

HFM Partners with CORE Treatment Services to Serve Community AODA Needs

The ribbon cutting of the new CORE Treatment Services, Inc., new Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse (AODA) facility on the HFM Medical Center campus.
All around us we see stories of drug and alcohol abuse and the devastation it leaves in its wake. In fact, very few of us can say we are untouched by it. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of residential treatment facilities for those afflicted by alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA). Which is why Holy Family Memorial committed to support the new CORE Treatment Services and help them open their doors. 
A nonprofit, 16-bed residential and day-treatment AODA center, CORE is in the former Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity convent building next to Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. CORE is a licensed Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) organization. As such it is only the state’s fifth CCS-certified ADOA residential treatment center. 
In 2019, the proceeds from our annual Sip, Savor and Support Gala were given to CORE to help advance their mission and open a facility. With the support of HFM and the community, CORE was able to open their doors on March 12, 2020.
Pastor Chris Gilbert of Connection Church, and behavioral health supervisor Carmen Persaud are CORE’s co-founders and co-executive directors. HFM CEO Brett Norell serves on the Board of Directors. Dr. Dean Pollnow, HFM’s Chief Medical Officer, serves as CORE’s medical director. HFM also will provide food service and other support to CORE.
The opening of CORE is a significant step toward improving the health and well-being of Manitowoc County. HFM is proud to partner with CORE in making it possible for this much needed program to take root in Manitowoc County.