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New Family-Oriented Additions to the Horizon Village Campus

Pic for Jen 2Horizon Village recently received support from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. An outdoor pavilion and playground were built on the Horizon Village Campus in Sanborn, NY from a contribution from an anonymous donor.

A key element of successful recovery from substance abuse is the repair of stressed or severed family relationships. Horizon Village provides intensive programming to reunify families through treatment and recreational activities. We recognize that family involvement is essential for residents’ recovery, and for the health and development of residents’ children.

Pic for Jen 1In order to accomplish the reunification of families and to assist the children of residents affected by their parents’ substance abuse, Horizon Village operates a formal Family Program. Because of this donation, the playground and pavilion will be used by residents’ children when they attend Family Program activities.

“For over 95 years, generous individuals, families and organizations have entrusted the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to steward their charitable resources to causes they care about,” said Jean McKeown, Community Foundation Vice President. “Our mission is to improve lives in Western New York, and we are honored to help our clients make the most of their generosity and support Horizon Village’s efforts toward providing a healthy life for children and families.”

Treatment at HV includes residents exploring their role as parents and how their behavior affects their children’s development and their children’s perceptions of appropriate adult and parental behavior. “The playground and pavilion at the Horizon Village Campus is an incredible asset to our family programming and we are honored to receive this donation from the Community Foundation,” said Anne Constantino, President and CEO of Horizon. “The play set and pavilion provide opportunities for residents and their families to re-link their children, from who they have been separated from, strengthen their mutual attachment and bonding and help residents learn or resume healthy relationships with their children and families.”

About Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For over 95 years the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care.

About Horizon Health Services
Horizon Health Services is the largest and most comprehensive provider of fully integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery services, with 18 outpatient sites serving Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties. In addition Horizon Village, a 50-bed intensive residential treatment facility operates in Niagara County, where a 25-bed Veterans Treatment Facility is also open on the campus. Horizon’s Primary Care and Wellness Center which is adjacent to Horizon Village offers medical, psychiatric and recreational services to all campus residents. Horizon Village also operates at 291 Elm Street in Buffalo, NY. This location, Horizon Village Terrace House is a 28-bed residential, medically supervised and medically monitored withdrawal and stabilization service. Horizon Village Terrace House also operates a 31-bed inpatient residential treatment facility as well for both men and women. For seven consecutive years Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York. For more information about Horizon, visit www.horizon-health.org.