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"Offering Hope in the Midst of Despair."
Residents with substance abuse problems are required to attend scheduled Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings held at the Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center and within the community.
Residents are required to register upon arrival and departure from the facility, as well as obey the facility's curfew. Furloughs are granted based on the length of the resident's stay and the individual's efforts within the recovery process.
Residents are strongly encouraged to assist in setting and achieving their personal goals. Although we periodically review the resident's progress, without the resident's total commitment the chance of personal success is dramatically reduced.
Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center residents are provided numerous supportive services:
Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center offers onsite recreation including an indoor basketball court, weightlifting/exercise equipment, pool table, foosball table and horseshoe pit. Our facilities include a dining hall with modern kitchen, dining room, recreation room with cable television, reading room with large library, day room and offices. A second building holds the gymnasium, 54 private bedrooms, modern restrooms, laundry facilities and a community / counseling room. The dining hall and dormitory are connected by a weather-resistant walkway. The 9-acre campus also offers five cottages, available to residents, a wood shop and a four-bedroom house. A well-lit parking area behind the dining hall provides a safe haven for residents' vehicles.
Group activities are planned at least once a month and include trips to watch a Pirates baseball game, stock car race or high school football game and overnight trips to Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, and Washington, D.C. An annual camping trip to Ohiopyle State Park is always a favorite among the residents.
At Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center, the opportunities for personal success are endless. Together, we are helping one veteran at a time.
(724) 543-6961 [Fax]
General Inquiries E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN: Sean A Taladay
Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center
1413 State Route 268
Cowansville, PA 16218
Sean Taladay, Executive Director
Tara Devaughn, Counselor
Jessica Cannon, Counselor
Monica Montebell, LPN
Karen Carrier, LPN
Pam Fouse, Kitchen Manager
Lori Keller, Cook
Marna Holzer, Secretary
Rich Fuchs, Shift Supervisor
Kenny Mazyck, Shift Supervisor
Brian Johns, Shift Supervisor
Thomas Moone, Shift Supervisor
Forrest Liermann, DAV Van Driver
Jay Schreckengost, DAV Van Driver
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center's operations are overseen by a Board of Directors. In addition to the contact information below, all members of the Board may be contacted by sending postal mail to the Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center, ATTN: Board Member's Name.
Keith Sedwick, President
Ed Taladay, Vice President
Joseph N. Robinson, Secretary/Treasurer
Richard C. Boarts
IMAGES & EVENTS
The following image sections are available for public access. More to come!
virtual Vietnam War Memorial|
Bike Show Photos - May 15, 2010
|2009||Click here for an interview given by our Executive Director, Hopeton A. Thompson, to Family Life TV on June 30, 2009. Alternatively you can go to www.familylifetv.com, go to the FLTV Menu->Local Programming and Video-> Talk of the Town.|
ABATE Pool Tournament Photo [newspaper image]
Assorted Pictures of the Center
HESP Special Project 2008 (Pavilion)
Sharing & Caring Boat Trip
Washington, D.C. Trip
|2005||Benefits Dinner (held at Center)|
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