Front row, from left: Niki Payne, Recovery Coordinator; Glen Sayes, SAS Director. Back row, from left: Ryan Henry, Senior Recovery Coordinator; Bill Gibson, Power of Putnam; Luke Eldridge, Recovery Services Manager; and, James Gribble, Recovery Coordinator.
Substance Abuse Solutions (SAS) works with the individuals from entry into the program to stability in life. SAS will work with an individual up to two years while in the program to help them get their life back from what substance abuse stole from them.
Our goal is to be able to give someone hope, encouragement, direction, and a sense of belonging and acceptance. When enrolled, individuals will obtain a Peer Recovery Coordinator to guide them through the process and get them back on their feet so they can get out of the grasp of substance abuse.
In mid-2020, SAS entered into a partnership with the City of Cookeville to provide resources to individuals in need. This pilot program provides on-call service for Cookeville police officers 24/7 and assists individuals with housing, mental health services, substance use disorders, and other needs.
Since the program’s official launch in June 2020, the SAS team has worked with more than 350 individuals; connecting at least four with a group home/halfway house program and assisting another 20 individuals with enrolling in a treatment program.
Special thanks to our community partners!