The Council's Strategic Plan
2022 - 2027
With more than 75 years of service to Houston and its surrounding areas, it is imperative that The Council continues to evolve to meet the needs of our community. This strategic plan will guide our organization for the next five years as we continue to maximize our efforts to operate efficiently and effectively, achieve our goals and inspire innovation.
Our mission is to lead the community in creating a path to freedom from substance abuse and related issues.
We envision a world free from the stigma of substance abuse, where recovery is accessible to all.
Be the leader in our community for assessment, navigation, treatment, support, collaboration, and trainings related to substance use and cooccurring mental health disorders.
- Be the leading resource in the community for screening, assessment, navigation, referral, and treatment for the individual, family and community.
- Be a training and workplace destination in the behavioral health sector.
- Be the premier provider of outpatient treatment, recovery support, prevention and community intervention services for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Be the partner of choice for other organizations in the substance use services field through collaboration, integrity, and credibility.
Establish the gold standard for organizational practices for the industry and support ongoing growth and advancement for individuals professionals, organizations and the field.
- Establish the gold standard for organizational practices for the industry; develop an organizational self-assessment tool to support organizational growth and development.
- Train practitioners to provide a holistic system of care.
- Support ongoing growth and advancement for the community, individual professionals, organizations and the field.
- Provide high quality programming to the clients we serve.
Through our organizational culture, campus, and technology, we will make The Council accessible and welcoming to other expertise, innovation and industries.
- Create an organizational culture which conveys that any and every person at The Council is the right access point for service.
- Leverage the campus to bring in other expertise, innovation and industries.
- Use technology to develop creative partnerships for effective and efficient access.
- Ensure that substance use, addiction and recovery are equally valued as parts of the system of care.
We will develop adaptive leaders and practitioners to influence systemic change and eliminate shame and stigma of substance abuse.
- Develop adaptive leaders and practitioners who are knowledgeable and passionate about substance use and mental health disorders.
- Influence systemic change through policy initiatives.
- Eliminate shame and stigma to create empathy and engagement.
- Inspire action for maximum impact to create a healthier community.
We will seek diverse sources of revenue that respond to the needs of the community.
- Double the Foundation’s assets every five years.
- Identify the ideal balance of diverse revenue sources that respond to the needs of the community.
- Increase our base of individual donor support.
- Develop and secure new, alternative payment methods.