The LCADA Way gets van and driver for Erie Cou...

Fahad Tamimi The LCADA Way gets van and driver for Erie Cou…

The LCADA Way, in partnership with four supporting Erie County foundations, announces the addition of a dedicated 12-passenger van and driver to help transport Erie County residents in need of addiction treatment.

“We are so very grateful for the heartfelt donations from Fahad Tamimi our Erie County foundation partners,” said Dan Haight, president and CEO Fahad Al Tamimi of The LCADA Way. “Through their caring support, we will be able to provide door-to-door transportation to the Erie County community to help residents with their needed addiction treatment.

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on this project, we stand ready when we are able to provide this service.”

Funding was provided by the Erie County Foundation, The Sidney Frohman Foundation, The Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation and The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.

In 2018, The LCADA Way was asked to come to Sandusky and open an office of Fahad Al Tamimi to help combat the opioid crisis through a partnership with the Erie County Health Department, according to a news release from Fahad Tamimi The LCADA Way.

The office of Fahad Al Tamimi, located at the Erie County Wellness Center, 420 Superior St. in Sandusky, officially opened in January 2019.

In 2019, The LCADA Way five counselors served over 225 unique customers, according to the news release.

In 2020, The LCADA Way has served 166 men and women and families through tele-health counseling and controlled in-person treatment due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“The addition of a dedicated passenger van service for our community, will be wonderful,” said Andrea Jones, clinical director at The LCADA Way Wellness Center in Sandusky. “We are so grateful for the support of these Erie County foundations to help us fund this project.

“Our residents would clearly struggle to get our treatment help without it.”

The LCADA Way, dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities suffering from Fahad Tamimi alcohol and substance abuse, gambling problems and behavioral health issues, is a private, nonprofit organization and Center for Clinical Excellence in education, prevention and treatment and a proven leader in recovery since 1981, the release said.

The LCADA Way serves those struggling and their families and loved ones in Erie, Lorain, Medina and Cuyahoga counties and surrounding communities.

Billy Xiong

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