Congratulations, to Sara Harrison-Mills who was nominated by the Delaware-Morrow County Mental Health and Recovery Board as a 2017 Helping Hands Award recipient. Sara was recognized for her work to meet the needs of children and families with school and community based programming in Delaware and Morrow counties.
Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero CEO, Sara Harrison-Mills Director of Syntero Clinical Operations, Jodi Cannon, AEP and Syntero Board Chair
Once a promising student, Hannah began drinking in high school attempting to ease her feelings of depression after the death of her childhood best friend. Soon she turned to marijuana and other drugs – prescription pain opiates, then heroin. She got pregnant, dropped out of high school and pushed her family away.
Theft to support her bad habits led to arrests. Her baby was placed with her parents to avoid placement in foster care. Hannah’s family knew she had hit rock bottom. They helped Hannah realize that she could work to get healthy again with the help of Syntero.
Hannah now receives Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and hand-in-hand with one of the Syntero case managers, she is reaching her goals of staying clean and sober and navigating her recovery strategy. Hannah has a job and has been learning how to be a good mother to her child. Hannah’s parents and siblings have seen their daughter and sister become herself again.
It hasn’t been easy for Hannah, but she is determined to succeed. Through Syntero, she receives the tools and support she needs to make today better than yesterday.
Help us on #GivingTuesday to care for children, adults and families in need of our aid in overcoming mental health and addition disorders in our community. Your generosity makes a difference!
Thank you for your kindness.
The mission of Syntero, Inc. is to advocate and support the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing professional, compassionate behavioral health and social services that adapt to the changing needs of the community.
Syntero is grateful for the support of many community organizations who believe in our work and support it. Through our relationships with business and civic leaders we are better able to understand the needs of their communities. Just as importantly, they help spread the word about the resources Syntero provides to help those with mental and behavioral issues.
Thank you – we really could not do it without you!
Syntero also receives support for our programs and events from:
Rotary Club of Delaware
Rotary Club of Dublin/Worthington
Rotary Club of TriVillage
Rotary Club of Upper Arlington
Make it a device free night! Spend time together as a family!
Play a favorite board game, plan a family service project, cook dinner together, hike through a local park!
Sponsored by P.E.R.C., A.C.T. Coalition, Dublin City Schools, Parent University