Kerhonkson, NY — Veritas Villa, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Kerhonkson, N.Y., will become a nonprofit enterprise which will assume the banner of Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., effective immediately. James and Suzanne Cusack, who founded the facility almost 40 years ago, will serve as chairman of the board and president, respectively, to retain their "hands on" approach.
Villa Veritas will remain true to its mission "to provide compassionate, interdisciplinary chemical dependency treatment and to conduct educational programs to meet internal and external needs" while adhering to a treatment philosophy based on a three-fold disease concept (physical, mental and spiritual) of addiction, and the "wisdom and healing of the 12 Steps of Recovery and the most current medical, psychological, holistic and spiritual approaches."
The initial announcement of the gifting of Villa Veritas Foundation by the Cusacks to VV Staff was made at a special meeting on Dec. 10, 2010. It was an emotionally charged session during which employee comments were welcomed. Enormous gratitude was expressed. Employees understood they were being entrusted with helping perpetuate an institution which has achieved a reputation for excellence in the healthcare field, and made a commitment to remain faithful to the mission and work hard to incorporate any changes necessary to continue the legacy of Villa Veritas Foundation.
Villa Veritas will open doors to a world of new opportunities for growth and expansion, new challenges and renewed hope and success. The turn of a phrase, using proper Latin, will ensure Veritas Villa remains "the House of Truth," enabling the Villa Veritas Foundation to pursue its legacy and continue its work.