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46 year old Halfway House, Second Wind, Inc. might close!

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Addiction is prevalent in our society.  We have all been touched by this disease.  Halfway Houses are programs that can change the cycle of addiction.

Second Wind, Inc. is a 46-year-old Halfway House that provides personalized addiction treatment services for adult males in a safe, structured, and sober environment, for up to 6 months. We offer 24/7 supervision, 5 hours per week of relapse prevention and life skills by a certified in-house counselor.  Two home cooked meals are provided per week.  Also, the residents are required to attend 12 step meetings, get a sponsor, and work on the steps, creating positive behavioral changes. All are expected to work or volunteer. They also must remain drug and alcohol-free. Second Wind residents are often homeless or indigent addicts that have completed an inpatient stay.   Our small staff work with these men to increase their self-esteem, give them tools to learn to stay drug or alcohol free, and become successful in the community.

Second Wind is seeking funds because the state of Maryland will no longer be providing grants or funding. They have gone to "Fee for Service" where by a program pays to become accredited and then bills a health care system for reimbursement.  Accreditation is very expensive and reimbursement will not cover the expenses.  Second Wind cannot exist as a "Fee for Service" program.

Second Wind has had wonderful success as a premier Halfway House on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland during its 46 years.  It's has an excellent reputation.  Mainly due to our individualized attention, the level of services offered, and the family like environment. Our residents are able to achieve the change in life they aspire to.   They need this level of support to remain clean and sober.

We need your help. This fundraising goal will keep us providing this necessary level of care to men in need in the future. Thanks for your time and donations. Jim Freeman, CCDC, CADC, CCDC, Executive Director

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