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…

Recovery Housing Builds SELF-EFFICACY

Remember in the blog about Recovery Capital, we mentioned self-efficacy (human capital that can add value for recovery)? Recovery Housing helps individuals to build self-efficacy! But what is it? Efficacy is the ability to produce an intended result, so self-efficacy is the belief that you have the ability to produce an intended result. If you…

Building Recovery Capital for All of Kitsap

Everyone wants capital, right? After all, you need it to get by in the world. It consists of your assets and your resources. The more you have, the better your ability to generate value. But what does “capital” mean when we stick it together with “recovery”? According to *White and Cloud, recovery capital includes the…

Voices in Recovery: Gary Fuller Shares the Fuller Legacy

WSTC has created the Voices in Recovery Award to honor people in the community who have gone above and beyond to help those suffering from substance use disorders. Gary Fuller, and his father, George Fuller, were instrumental in keeping WSTC afloat through community awareness, Board of Directors leadership, fundraising efforts, personal support, and more. You…