What it takes to be an SUDP

What does it take to be an SUDP? The answer to that question may seem straightforward. According to the Washington State Department of Health website, it requires completion of an associate degree with at least 30 college credits of substance use disorder related classes and 2,500 hours of counseling under supervision, or a bachelor’s degree…

Recovery Houses Receive Furnishings

A while back, we shared that Boeing had awarded WSTC a grant (written by Britania!) to purchase furnishings for our recovery housing. Today, some of those items were delivered! These sectionals are in our Lighthouse and Fuller houses: Download QR

What Second Chances Mean to Libby McCaskey

Second chances are important to Libby McCaskey – WSTC’s telehealth counselor. “I was born with congenital heart disease,” she explains. “I knew from a very young age that life is short, and I may not live a long time. I feel like God gave me a second chance at life, and I want to honor…

The Key Competencies of the COO: Part 2

In Part One, we learned that lived experience has given Heather a lot of perspective in her role as the Chief Operations Officer. But what about work experience? “All the positions I’ve held in treatment facilities taught me important lessons,” Heather says. Her work experience in the field began after going to treatment and peer…

The Key Competencies of the COO: Part 1

Congratulations, Heather, in your new role! The Chief Operations Officer of any organization carries a great deal of responsibility. In a nonprofit that provides essential behavioral health services to a vulnerable population of adults, the burden is even heavier. Heather Hickey recently accepted this position at WSTC, signing on to keep operations running smoothly, support…