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Farash Foundation, M&T Bank gifts Upgrade Unity Chemical Dependency’s Adolescent Community Residence

Young men recovering from substance abuse at Unity's Adolescent Community Residence (ACR) in Greece will see new upgrades to their learning facilities, thanks to donations from Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and M&T Bank.
A gift of $12,500 from M&T Bank enables Unity to upgrade the ACR classroom with computer tables that double as conference tables, new bookcases, specialized furniture for a new reading area, books for reference and leisure reading, and supplies for a new art room.
From the Farash Foundation, $10,000 will purchase a smart board for classroom use, laptop computers and GED preparation software.
“These generous contributions will help give troubled teens a fighting chance at earning a GED and getting employed,” said Timothy Balconi, president of the Unity Health Foundation. “We are very grateful to the Farash Foundation and M&T Bank, both of which have taken the time to understand the challenges these young people face, and making the choice to help out.”
The facility improvements will be completed over the next few months.
About Unity Chemical Dependency’s Adolescent Community Residence (ACR)
On the campus of Unity Hospital, the ACR is a residential program designed for young men between 12 and 21 years old who are diagnosed with substance-abuse disorder. The program provides a home-like setting for up to 18 patients that receive compassionate care and treatment. Services include individual and group therapy, on-site schooling coordinated with residents’ home school districts, and support from other teens who understand the challenges of recovery. Additional therapies include family education and support, multi-family therapy and parenting skills, treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health problems, and relapse prevention skills and activities.

About Unity 
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.