Family Service Agency- Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (FSA-SMVYFC) is pleased to announce that Chuck Madson has been hired as Program Manager of its Substance Abuse Treatment program. Madson will be located at the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center office at 105 N. Lincoln Street.
Madson’s commitment to helping those suffering from addiction is demonstrated by his 10-year career in the treatment field. He was previously Director of Programming at Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center.
A dedicated community advocate, Madson received the Dick DeWees Leadership Lompoc Valley Award in 2018 and the Santa Barbara County Action Network “Looking Forward Award” in 2016. Chuck is currently on the Board of Directors of Lompoc Chamber of Commerce, the Lompoc Boys and Girls Club, and serves as the 5th District Representative for CCAPP-California Consortium of Addiction Professionals and Programs.
“My goal is to provide the most comprehensive and impactful program for youth and young adults struggling with substance abuse in our community,” said Madson.
“We are thrilled to have Chuck lead our substance abuse treatment team,” said Deputy Executive Director, Steven DeLira. “Chuck will be instrumental in helping us grow our program.”
Currently designated a Level One substance abuse treatment program by the Department of Behavioral Wellness, the Santa Maria-based treatment program provides individual counseling, group therapy, testing, and case management for youth and young adults aged 12 to 24 years old. All services are free and offered in English and/or Spanish. To learn more about or enroll in our substance abuse treatment for youth, please call 805-319-5626.
The mission of FSA-SMVYFC is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. FSA and SMVYFC merged operations in 2017. The combined agency annually serves 23,000 children, families, and seniors by ensuring access to food, shelter, and other basic needs, as well as providing youth mentoring, case management, substance abuse treatment, advocacy, and a wide-array of mental health programs. For more information, visit www.fsacares.org.