Root Center stepping up to help Ukraine

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery is so proud and honored to be able to donate $50,000 to Americares to help with relief efforts in the Ukraine. We salute the hard work that Americares does for those in need. Special thanks to their CEO, Christine Squires, and their Deputy SVP, Stephanie Kauffman.

Here are some words from our Root Center CEO & President, Steven Zuckerman:

We are certainly living in extremely challenging times. Each day that seems to pass I often find myself asking, “what else can happen?”. Well, I do not think anything has quite prepared me from what I have witnessed on TV, social media, and other news outlets over the past few weeks with respect to the war in Ukraine. The ongoing devastation has been horrific, to put it mildly. As we know in the behavioral health field, the trauma impacts, not to mention all the other innumerable challenges in putting lives back together almost from scratch, may very well last generations. This is a humanitarian crisis of the highest degree. We have also witnessed great strength from the Ukrainian citizens, great compassion from their neighbors, as well as from individuals from all over the world. I know the latter is always what gives me “hope”, our immense compassion as a human race, even when I find myself asking that internal question – “what else can happen?”.

“Root Center for Advanced Recovery” wanted to do their small part in helping the citizens of Ukraine as we witness so many desperately trying to flee the conflict. To that end, our Endowment Committee has approved a $50,000 donation to Americares, based in CT, which will facilitate that monetary donation directly for needed supplies and services for the citizens of Ukraine. “Root” stands with Ukraine.


Steven Zuckerman, Root Center CEO/President


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