Letter to the Community
from ACS Executive Director, Philippe Rey
Dear Community Friends,
Since becoming the Executive Director of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in 2004, my leadership decisions regarding agency growth, change, and development have always been guided by the primary reasons why ACS began in the first place. ACS was conceived in 1975, by a group of dedicated and passionate community individuals who decided to do something real and meaningful for teens in distress. Their vision was to open a safe, warm and welcoming place of respite for troubled teens − a place where any young person could simply walk in and find a trusted adult in whom they could confide. ACS, in essence, derived from this vision and has developed as a place where all teens are welcomed by staff, Board, and supporters alike with open arms, minds and hearts. These basic principles of inclusion and acceptance have been the driving forces behind all of ACS’ programming decisions. ACS’ On-Campus Counseling (OCC) Program, Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Program and After-School Counseling Program (ASCP) all welcome teens in need by providing affordable, professional, accessible counseling services. Even our decision to move ACS’ offices in 2011 to our current location – a space that is bright, intimate, and inviting − was guided by the original idea of ACS being a safe, welcoming place for teens.
In keeping with the spirit of ACS being synonymous with “welcome,” we recently made the decision to expand services.... Continue reading Philippe's letter here.
Dr. Philippe Rey
Adolescent Counseling Services