Saint Jude Retreats has announced a new information portal for family members of program participants. The secure website will launch in mid-December and offer information to those whose loved ones have problems with drugs and alcohol and are participating in a Saint Jude Retreats social education center program.
Much of the information is currently available in a printed booklet that is mailed to the family of the program participant. This will be transferred to an online digital format that is accessed through the Saint Jude's Corner website by invitation only. The center decided to change to an electronic format for a number of reasons.
"It will help us to reduce costs, and also make it more efficient and convenient for families to access the information," said Daniel Hidalgo, senior marketing director for Saint Jude Retreats. "This allows family members to become educated more quickly and to give us some feedback as to what they need and what they would like to learn more about. We also want them to understand how we can help their loved ones with drug or alcohol problems, and that we are not a drug and alcohol treatment facility or a 12-step program."
Family members will have 60-day access to the web portal, which will also feature informative video clips, help guides and contact information. Family members can purchase the printed program materials at a reduced rate if they prefer.