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Dear Friends,

Letter From the CEO Fiscal Year 2009 was a banner year. We made great strides, both financially and clinically. We continued to diversify our funding, allowing us more financial stability in this difficult economic climate. We’ve also been able to treat more people, more effectively. Our occupancy rose 26%, jumping to well over 34,000 client bed days. The growth in clients served has been met by a similar surge in program completion rates, a crucial factor in successful recovery. Overall completion rates increased to 65%. And a key metric in determining the sustainability of recovery, our 90-day successful outcomes, grew substantially. We’ve continued to push forward through the recuperating economy, knowing that stresses like joblessness make fighting addiction more difficult. We have achieved new bench- marks in recognition, fundrais- ing, and recovery. Our Spanish-speaking pro- gram, Nuevo Dia, received the James B. Hunter III Community Hero Award. We were featured on CNN on August 26, regarding the dangers of teen drug use. Our percentage of success- ful outcomes grew from 65% to 78%. While these successes are indi- cators of our organization’s hard work, they are not as important as the hard work done by our clients, as they overcome their addictions. To date, Vanguard Services Unlimited has served over 30,000 clients. With your support, we help clients transform their behaviors and prepare for life-long recovery. There is much to be proud of, but there is still much to do. On behalf of Vanguard’s board and staff, I want to thank you for all your support. Success Rates Outpatient Completion Rate Residential Completion Rate 59% 58% 40% 68% 44% *National Averages as re- ported by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration regarding totals for 2006.


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Short-Term National Avg.

Long-Term National Avg.

Deborah S. Taylor, President and CEO

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