MEDIA ADVISORY, WED., AUG. 8, 2001

CONTACT:
Bob Weiner, 301-283-0821
Kevin Doyle, 703-841-0660x170
Jay Jacob Wind, 703-920-0156

GENERAL BARRY R. MCCAFFREY
Former Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Keynotes Ground-Breaking Ceremony for $4.4 Million
New Drug Treatment Center and Vanguard HQ in Arlington VA
on Thursday, August 9, at 10:30 am
 
 

GENERAL MCCAFFREY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEDIA FOLLOWING EVENTTO DISCUSS ONGOING NATIONAL DRUG POLICY ISSUES

    What:  Vanguard Services Unlimited breaks ground for a new $4.4 million substance abuse recovery center to house its Phoenix and Re-Entry Programs and corporate headquarters.

    When:  Thursday, August 9, 2001, 10:30 a.m.

    Where: 506 North Pollard Street, Arlington, Virginia (near Quincy Street and North Glebe Road, one block south of Ballston Common Mall)

    Who: General Barry R. McCaffrey, Former Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  McCaffrey, a four-star general and former commander of U.S. forces in Latin America, is now a prominent speaker and consultant on national drug policy issues.  After the ground-breaking ceremony, he will be available for press interviews to discuss ongoing national drug control policy.

    Other speakers include:


    Vanguard Services Unlimited, a non-profit, community-based organization established in Arlington in 1962, offers high-quality substance abuse treatment to adult men and women, mothers with children, homeless people, and adolescents through its ten DC-area programs.  Vanguard has helped 27,000 substance abusers to return to their families and jobs, healthy, clean, and sober.  For more information about Vanguard or about upcoming events, please visit www.vanguardservices.org

    General McCaffrey, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy ("Drug Czar") during the Clinton Administration, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.  He will be presented with Vanguard Foundationís 2001 National Community Service Award.