Lakeview Health Launches Partnership with Sulzbacher Center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 6, 2018) – Lakeview Health, a nationally recognized addiction treatment facility, announced its Jacksonville facility will participate in a weekly food donation program with Sulzbacher Center, the leading provider of comprehensive services for the homeless population in Northeast Florida.
“We had problems with leftover food and thought we couldn’t do anything with it, so it was thrown away. I knew there had to be a better option and started doing some research, which is how I found Sulzbacher Center,” said Clayton Tressler, Lakeview Health’s executive chef. “They are a well-established charity reaching a large population of people in need. It felt like a great fit for Lakeview’s resources and we are happy to start making a weekly contribution to help feed our community.”
Lakeview Health donated 177 pounds of food to the Downtown Jacksonville-based center. “The intake of people is busiest in the middle of the month,” said Damian Johnson, Sulzbacher Center’s sous chef. “We serve 1400 – 1600 meals on any given day, but sometimes it could be as high as 1800. The support we receive from places like Lakeview Health keeps our operation going and fulfills a basic need for so many people.”
About Lakeview Health
Founded in 2001, Lakeview Health serves individuals with addiction and psychiatric disorders. The company takes an integrative health approach that addresses the medical, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of recovery. Lakeview offers gender-responsive detox and inpatient services at the flagship location in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2018, the company opened a second facility in The Woodlands, Texas offering intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs. Their continuum of care at both facilities allows patients to move successfully toward a life in recovery.
About Sulzbacher Center
Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. The center is one of only a few in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We serve nutritious meals and offer safe shelter, but that is just the beginning. Sulzbacher Center provides outstanding health care and high-quality children’s programs. The job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success. It offers something simple, but important – hope. For information about Sulzbacher Center, visit SulzbacherJax.org.