OBJECTIVE OF THE WELLNESS PROGRAM
AWI’s goal is to establish contact with the individual who is considering entering a detox facility followed by a recovery clinic program. Subsequent to the completion of the recovery clinic program, AWI will provide support, encouragement, and guidance in the individual’s transition to the continuation of care in a sober living environment, thus beginning the AWI Wellness Program. The individual must be fully committed to beginning this journey!
It’s in this post-detox, post-clinic phase of the treatment program that AWI wishes to instill confidence in those who are committed to returning to their previous environment, or those who seek a change of environment, by providing the necessary tools to maintain their sobriety.
Veterans: We hold a special place for veterans. We have seen far too many who have served our nation, returning suffering with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other physical and mental disorders.
Our goal is to provide a program approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs that augments existing programs offered by the VA and other nonprofits.
First Responders: By nature of the work in which first responders are involved, they are exposed to daily trauma resulting in physical and mental stress, which can potentially lead to drug and alcohol abuse. AWI is committed to helping those in our community of first responders who are experiencing these challenges.
Tribal Nations: Another group that has been hit hard by the addiction crisis in Arizona as well as across the nation is the tribal people due to high unemployment and poor health, causing anxiety and depression, leading at times to addiction.
AWI PROGRAM MANAGERS / PARTNERS
Dr. Annette Zaccari, PhD, LCSW: AWI is collaborating with therapist Annette Zaccari, President and Counselor for Zaccari & Associates LLC Counseling Services in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Zaccari has over 30 years of experience in counseling. She counsels individuals, couples, and families, guiding and encouraging a collaborative journey within the therapeutic process. She specializes in medical crisis, helping people who have experienced a traumatic event, disability, or illness, as well as a number of mental health disorders, including substance abuse.
Populations Dr. Zaccari serves are individuals with disabilities (specializing in neurological conditions—spinal cord and brain injuries), LGBT, geriatric/elderly, veterans, and individuals with medically chronic conditions like substance abuse.
Dr. Zaccari’s modalities include: Medical crisis counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), couple/family therapy, crisis intervention, and stress management.
WEconnect Health Management: WEconnect is a healthcare technology company that brings recovery from drug and alcohol addiction into the palm of individuals’ hands via its cell phone app to reduce relapse and improve outcomes data for payers and providers. The company’s software platform helps those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction stay connected to their support network in real time and stay accountable to their recovery activities, allowing them to report highly accurate and robust outcomes data. The participants’ high engagement is driven by WEconnect’s robust rewards system for its clients, taking contingency into the digital space.
WEconnect’s mission is to save lives, to provide accurate outcomes data, and to support healthcare ecosystems, communities, and families.
Fit Four Recovery: Fit Four Recovery is a value-based fitness program. “Where there is value, commitment follows; where there is commitment, results follow.” An individual will enjoy the results of a committed exercise routine, as the benefits will become evident throughout the body and mind. Fit Four Recovery addresses the many aspects of the body’s intricate God-given system—from circulation, to heart health, to weight management and stress relief, not to mention cognition—and all will see a tremendous improvement, while aiding in detoxifying the body.
Employment Assistance Program: Frank Zaccari–Life Altering Events LLC
One of the best remedies for addressing anxiety and depression, which lead to addiction, domestic abuse, and homelessness, is a stable, good-paying job. We cannot rely on the schools, government, or businesses alone to address the employment crisis. There must be a concerted effort among all these entities and willing organizations such as AWI to serve as the vanguard in bringing hope to those in need of a job.
It is known that a lack of skilled workers prevents employers from finding qualified and properly trained employees. But programs exist to bridge that gap. The building industry is slowing due a labor shortage, which presents an opportunity for participants to learn building trade skills through apprenticeship programs. Also, corporations in the service industry and other industries typically have internship programs that likewise present opportunities for participants to learn new skills. It is AWI’s objective to facilitate the entrance of the participants into these programs.
We will establish collaborative agreements in the area of job training through corporate internships and building trade union apprenticeship programs. Participants who are not currently employed will have the opportunity to improve the chances for a sustainable sober living environment by means of gainful employment.
VETERAN MATCH CAREERS – Matching Our Heroes With Careers Not Jobs: Tony Hudson
Our team of technology, human resources, online job-matching, and military experts have created a process that will help our Veterans seek new careers rather than accepting jobs. These careers will allow them to quickly settle into their new life as a civilian and begin their new journey to a success life outside of the military.
A sophisticated system using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), in special proprietary process that enables our engine to recommend the “ideal“ careers to our Veterans instead of driving jobs in front of them that they may or may not be like or be successful. Our unique and innovative VetMATCH Score™ determines key areas that influence the way our Veterans will achieve success in their new career.
Transforming Veteran Hiring: Our innovative process takes the guesswork out of trying to find the “right“ career for Veterans. Our system analyzes key factors based on the Veteran’s inputs that point them in the direction of ideal careers fit for them.
We have additional practitioners in the following areas:
- Journaling for Well-being and Peace
- Tai Chi