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3JackieSchweitzerPresidentBoardofDirectorsInourorganizations40-plusyearhistorythispastyearhasbeenamongthemostchallengingasourfundingsourcesarechangingdirectionandfocus.Theyear2013hascertainlybeenayearofdeepreflectionaswellasprofoundrenaissance.Werememberandcelebratehowtirelesslywehaveworkedtohelpcreatethementalhealthsystemthatweknowtodayandaswemoveforwardweworkwithrenewedstructureandvigilancewithoutjeopardizingthestrideswehavemadeinourfocusthatfamiliesandconsumersarerespectedandincludedasimportantparticipantsintherecoveryprocess.Thrivinginthefaceofuncertaintyisnoteasyyetwehavebeenpioneersindevelopingasystemthatcontinuestoprovideprogramstoindividualswithspecialneeds.Thisyearmorethaneverwehaveproventhatevenwithreducedgovernmentfundingcoupledwithaverycompetitivefundraisingenvironmentourorganizationcandirectitsenergiestoremainrobustinthecommunity.Beingpartofanengagedandsupportiveboardofdirectorsitisanhonortobeabletosustainourorganizationsmissiontoassistindividualsandfamiliesinmeetingtheirownneedswithincommunitiesthroughself-helpprovisionofqualityservicesadvocacyanddevelopmentofresources.Asweconfidentlylooktowardanotherchallengingyearourstrategicpositionandferventabilitieswillonlystrengthenourprograms.WetreasureFederationofOrganizationsdedicatedteamofprofessionalsandoursponsorsandfriendswhohaveallworkedtogetherduringthisjourney.BarbaraFaronChiefExecutiveOfficerTheyear2013wasachallengingyetinspiringyearforFederationofOrganizations.WhileitmarkedthebeginningofthetransformationofourservicedeliverysystemFederationofOrganizationshasmaintaineditsstrengthasanorganizationinassistingindividualsastheygaintheresourcestobecomeproductivemembersofsocietyanddirectorsoftheirownhealthandwellbeing.DuetoenormouschangesinFederalfundingaswellasmodificationsintheprocedureofourservicedeliverysystemourorganizationhasbeenfacedwithchallenges.AsCEOitismyhonortoreportthatFederationofOrganizationshasaddressedthesechallengesembracedthistransformationandlaunchedapathforfutureprogress.Whileourorganizationexperiencedashiftinfinancialresourcesandprogramdelivery2013representedagrandyearofsupportfromourdedicatedstaffcommunitymemberselectedofficialsandbusinessfinancialpartners.WiththeirdevotionFederationofOrganizationscontinuestoprovideoutstandingservicesforeachindividualinneedofourservices.Asthischangecarriesoninto2014welookforwardtoanotheryearofpositivetransformationandreconfigurationofourbasicfaithineachindividualsabilitytomanagetheirlivesinaproductivemanner.