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Ellen Kirby Joe, Noted Addiction Professional, Named One of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015

Houston, TX, January 30, 2016 --( Houston Woman Magazine has released a special edition featuring “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015.” Featured in that list is Ellen Kirby Joe, Chief Executive Director of Passages for Women. Joe is charged with the entire operation of a stellar facility that addresses the needs of women who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. More than 90% of the women also have a co-occurring diagnosis to include depression – bipolar, borderline and PTSD.

Passages has been a viable resource for women throughout Houston as well as the country, providing a safe residential environment for them to engage in the therapeutic modalities important to continued recovery. Ellen manages a staff of nine, in addition to contract therapists, who are responsible for complying with all components that the State of Texas requires for licensure as a residential treatment facility. Ellen’s 25 years of service to Passages has demonstrated her desire to respond to the needs of all women and has fostered a respect and support from her colleagues throughout the country.

A private reception, hosted by Chevron, was held the afternoon of Sunday, January 24th to mark the occasion and honor this year’s Women of Influence. Each honoree was first nominated for inclusion on the “50 Women” list by a subscriber of Houston Woman Magazine and then selected by a committee comprised of local professionals and staff of the publication.

According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, “Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women are individuals with vast networks of social and professional connections. They have earned an enviable reputation for possessing an expertise in a particular field or arena. They are considered knowledgeable, credible and trustworthy. The thoughts and actions of these women can change the thoughts and actions of others. It is our distinct privilege to be able to introduce these remarkable women to our readers.”
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