Solano Region Celebrates Clients Who Are Sailing To Wellness

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In recognition of Mental Health Month, our Solano region hosted the 8th Annual Cammie Awards on Thursday, May 23.

As always, this gathering highlighted clients who have reached a successful milestone and are sailing to wellness on their journeys toward recovery. Clients were recognized for inspiring achievements with housing, education, employment, sobriety, and healthy lifestyles.

Centerpieces were handmade and hand-painted sailboats created by clients at our Wellness and Recovery Center. Guests enjoyed a lovely lunch complete with delicious desserts and fun door prizes before the awards ceremony began.

We applaud the efforts of all clients as they move toward resilience, wellness, and independence. And, we delight with them in all of their accomplishments.

Special thanks to Fremont Hospital for once again generously sponsoring this special event.

7th Annual Cammie Awards Highlights Client Achievements in Wellness and Recovery

In recognition of Mental Health Month, our Solano Region hosted the 7th Annual Cammie Awards. The event shines a light on the achievements of individuals we are privileged to serve, individuals who are empowered on their journeys of recovery and who are blooming in recovery.

We were delighted to honor our clients with a special lunch, complete with an abundance of fun and exciting door prizes. Along with a representative from Supervisor Hannigan’s office, we presented clients with awards recognizing their accomplishments in wellness and recovery. Awards included Clean and Sober Lifestyle for One Year or More, Achievement in Healthy Lifestyle, Employed for 90 Days or More, Best Community Support, and more.

We are grateful to Fremont Hospital for sponsorship of the Cammies.

Stay tuned for even more photos coming soon!

Solano hosts 5th Annual Cammie Awards

Caminar for Mental Health’s stars shined bright on Friday, May 20 during the 5th Annual Cammie Awards.

“Walk a mile in their shoes” was the theme for the 2016 version of the Solano region’s biggest date on the calendar and over 100 people attended the award ceremony that filled Vallejo’s Foley Cultural Center.

“Cammies are really meant to honor our clients for their achievements in recovery,” said Chris Kughn, Executive Director of Caminar’s Solano Region. “We really build on the courage of the clients that we serve. They get acknowledged for achievements in recovery, achievements in maintaining housing, finding employment, reintegrating into community. This is one day when we formally acknowledge our clients, but everyday our clients show they’re moving into recovery.”

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In all, eight clients and three volunteers were honored during the award ceremony that focused on walking a mile in the shoes of those Caminar serves. “It’s really challenging to walk a mile in someone’s shoes,” Kughn said. “The idea is to take today and really think about how challenging it is for many of our clients to get up every single day, go to work, pay their rent — really taking a moment today to acknowledge just how powerful of a drive they have to move forward in recovery.”

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“I think individuals who struggle with substance and mental health challenges are often isolated,” Kughn said. “They don’t get acknowledged for what they’re doing in their lives even if it feels like it’s not a huge thing. The power of the Cammie Awards is having the opportunity to be witnessed by your community.”