Letter From Our CEO
For over 40 Years, Communicare has been both fortunate and honored to be involved in helping to improve the quality of life for thousands of people in our service area. Each day we hear success stories reflecting the positive impact our agency has made on the lives of others. These successes are a direct result of commitments from countless numbers of people who have collaborated with the common goal of improving someone’s life. This collaboration includes Communicare staff and Board members, community advocates, dedicated legislators, state administrators, families and most importantly those receiving services. Communicare honors and admires the commitment, courage and desire of all of those who are in need of help.
Communicare has integrated its three main service areas (Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities) to create a seamless system so that the needs of a person can be more readily addressed. Having this system in place, along with the commitment to hire competent and caring staff has helped to place Communicare in the eyes of many, as an agency that is extremely caring and an agency that goes the extra mile to reach out to help.
Communicare has seen tremendous growth in services in recent years which has resulted in the need for increased office space. To address this need, we have recently relocated both the behavioral health clinic and developmental disabilities program in Breckinridge County into one spacious new facility. Our Meade County clinic has also seen recent expansion after relocating to a larger facility. We are in the process of moving both Nelson County Industries and Washington County Industries into more modern facilities due to the increase in the demand for those services. The Nelson County relocation project is unique for us, since it marks the first capital campaign we have undertaken. We are fortunate that a private family donation served as a matching grant for any other dollars raised locally, resulting in an immediate boost for our fundraising goal. The local community has embraced this project and we are pleased that we are nearing the completion of our efforts.
Even with all of the success stories, we still see and hear of way too many people falling through the cracks. Therefore, we continue to focus on reaching out to all who are in need. Communicare “CARES” and is steadfastly committed to improving the quality of lives of others!
After 35 years of service to Communicare, I am pleased to assume the role of CEO of this great organization. By working together we will continue to build on the foundation that has been laid, we will overcome the challenges that the future may bring, and we will stay on course with our commitment to excellence. It is indeed an honor and very humbling to have the opportunity to lead such a worthwhile organization that has so many dedicated and caring staff who work diligently to meet the needs of thousands of wonderful people who receive our services.
Dan Simpson, Chief Executive Officer