Congratulations to our Director of Services, David Carr, who just completed his CCAPP training (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals), for addiction counseling. In addition to a year-long course of study, David had to provide over 3,000 hours of counseling to others while under supervision before being eligible to take his final exams. Now having completed his exams, David is recognized as a California State Certified Counselor. "When I first walked into the CCAPP course I was told that in a year I would be a different person. After completing the program both my thinking and my perspective changed and I AM a different person. I am now better equipped to listen to people and to help them in their recovery." This is a valuable qualification for both David and the Rescue Mission as he supervises the Service Coordinators and Peer Navigators of each of our programs and provides counseling to our program participants. As Executive Director, I am extremely pleased to see our staff continue their professional development for the enhancement of our programs, services and our community!
Dr. Bruce Metcalf,
Executive Director of the Merced County Rescue Mission