Houston, TX, October 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Ellen Kirby Joe, Chief Executive Director of Passages for Women Residential Treatment Facility, was honored today by being inducted into the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Hall of Fame.
According to TAAP criteria, the honor recognizes the body of work of an individual in the field of addictions counseling, prevention, education, intervention or treatment, and is awarded based on the many facets of their contributions over an extended period of time, the varied scope of services provided, and the populations these services reached.
The inductee must have a minimum of ten years of experience in the field and is a member of TAAP, and have provided significant contributions to the profession and the TAAP organization. This award is not presented every year but instead only when a worthy candidate is nominated that meets the full spirit of the award.
Ellen has served in a leadership capacity at Passages since 1990 and recently celebrated 25 years of service. She previously worked for Volunteers of America in their addiction and human service programs where after 17 years retired as a minister of VOA. Ellen has worked diligently in the field of addiction focused on services to women and families. She has worked tirelessly in the substance abuse field for over 40 years.
In Houston since 1986, Passages for Women has been providing an intimate residential community, structured therapy and highly personalized care for women who have completed their primary treatment for alcoholism and chemical dependency.
Their mission is to provide a highly effective treatment program in a residential environment that meets the spiritual and physical needs of chemically dependent women on their journey of recovery.