Overview and History
Established in 1999, STAND, Inc. exists to educate the community and address health disparities, to renew and preserve families and the communities in which they reside. Our focus on outcomes and solutions in a practice research based environment, serves to positively address the social plagues of homelessness, prison recidivism, domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse and their negative impact on our community at large.
We are foundationally Social Entrepreneurs, dedicated to sharing our knowledge capital; inspiring hope; and instilling confidence in our clients to facilitate their personal desires for accountability and change. Our unwavering spiritual reliance combined with strong social conscience undergirds our investment in our clients, their families and their communities.
In partnership with our supporters and collaborators, civic and community leaders, our professional staff and executive leadership team continues to create a system of confluence and synergy that result in influential and measurable change.
Our agency remains firmly focused on the possibilities for change. We are motivated to be the agents for the change required to build stronger more vibrant communities made possible by the capacity of its citizens. We continue to facilitate change by maintaining a strong devotion to our stakeholders and unwavering commitment to our mission.
STAND is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to those with complex and compounded social issues and diseases through evidence-based training, education and interventions that will empower all to engage in healthy productive lifestyles.
STAND aspires to be a globally recognized force in creating hope, power and self-determination for individuals suffering from complex and compounded social issues and diseases.
E Excellence – Pursuing results above expectations
T Teamwork – Working together for a common goal
H Healthy environments – Keeping physical and social surroundings safe from danger, risk and injury
I Integrity – Doing things right, not just the right thing
C Commitment – Providing quality services through maximum effort
S Stewardship – Taking responsibility for our resources
Licensing, Accreditation and Partnerships
STAND, Inc. is licensed as a Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program (DATEP) by the Georgia Department of Community Health to provide therapeutic advice or counsel for the rehabilitation of drug dependent persons.
STAND, Inc. is contracted by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) an agency of the State of Georgia to facilitate the following programs:
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SA-IOP)
Addictive Disease Peer Support Program (AD-Peer Support)
Addiction Recovery Support Center (ARSC)
STAND, Inc. employs significant effort, strong teamwork, and a commitment at all levels of the organization to providing quality services and enhancing the lives of the people we serve. We are excited to have attained and maintained accreditation since 2010 by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International).
STAND, Inc. is approved by the Department of Community Supervision as a Participating Housing Provider in the Re-Entry Partnership Housing program (RPH). Being a participant in this program allows STAND, Inc. to enhance recovery by providing returning citizens with a safe and stable living environment.
STAND, Inc. is contracted by SAMHSA to facilitate a Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS. In addition, STAND, Inc. has funding support from SAMHSA to facilitate substance use and HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Prevention services for at risk youth ages 13-24.
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