2020 Freedom Awards

On September 30, 2020, De Paul Treatment Centers went virtual for the 21st Annual Freedom Awards. While we were not able to gather in person this year, we still came together to celebrate recovery and recognize individuals who are giving back to our community in extraordinary ways.

This year we honored Walter Bailey with the Samuel C. Wheeler Freedom Award. Walter is a De Paul alumni, former staff member, and founder of Dynamic Athlete Solutions. He is truly a force for positive change, harnessing his energy, empathy, and personal recovery journey to coach individuals in his community on their own path to sobriety. Watch his inspirational video:

This year’s program also included Emcee Sheila Hamilton, from the podcast Beyond Well, as well as a keynote address from Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran. We also highlighted our new Telehealth outpatient and family therapy program. Learn more in this video:

Missed the Freedom Awards? Watch the recording of the full event now: