Community and Family Resources celebrates 50 years

Community and Family Resources is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and recently held an open house at the Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber Office. Staff members and local Board member Bruce Reimers were on hand for a photo. From left: Pam Barkley, controller, Andrea Jondle, clinical director, Michelle De La Riva, executive director, service dog Hilton, Humboldt County Supervisor Bruce Reimers, Allison Hulshof, marketing manager and Lori Lawman, substance abuse counselor for Humboldt and Pocahontas counties. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

For 50 years Community and Family Resources have been helping those suffering from addiction and looking for help.
The non-profit comprehensive substance abuse provider and advocate for mental health and gambling addiction services is proactively assisting individuals, families and communities in achieve healthy behavior and lifestyles through advocacy, prevention and treatment.
“We were founded in 1968 as a substance abuse treatment provider. Our services in that vein have expanded, with an emphasis on prevention as well as treatment,” Community and Family Resources (CFR) Executive Director Michelle De La Riva said.
Lori Lawman is the counselor for the Humboldt and Pocahontas outpatient programs.
During the past year, 63 Humboldt County residents have been served by treatment services offered by the agency, but there were an additional 60 clients from the county that received more intensive help. The breakdown was 50 people in extended outpatient services and 27 people in intensive outpatient services. There were also clients in therapy, detoxification, residential, psychiatry and crisis stabilization. That brought the total number of Humboldt County residents served to 123.
Lawman is at the Humboldt center, 19 6th St. S. on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People can stop by and see her or set up an appointment by calling CFR at (866) 801-0085. Lawman has 17 years experience as a counselor.
Read more about the agency and see photos of its new expansion in Fort Dodge in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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