El Rincón 3rd Annual Gala Presents José E. López with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hipólito “Paul” Roldán, the Executive Director of Hispanic Housing, Hilda Frontany, a Board member of El Rincán Family Services, and José E. López, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center were presented with awards at El Rincon’s “Community of Care” Gala on Friday, August 22, 2014. The Gala took place at El Rincón’s new administrative offices at 3710 N. Kedzie. El Rincón is a community organization established in 1972 by community residents and recovering substance abusers who were struggling to address the challenges of psychoactive drug abuse. It has the distinct history of being one of the first Latino focused substance abuse treatment centers on the west side of the city of Chicago. It is located in the Humboldt Park community and enjoys a well-established history as a leading provider of substance abuse treatment services.

José, Hilda and Paul received the award from Rolando Correa, the Executive Director of Rincón Family Services (RFS) after a well-received presentation on the new building. A delicious, local, catered dinner was served buffet-style while ED Correa spoke about the past year: its obstacles and successes, as well as his personal health challenges,

With over 40 years of experience, El Rincón has expanded its mission to address the needs of the larger community, with an emphasis on the families and significant others impacted by substance abuse. El Rincón provides services in the areas of Behavioral Health Treatment and Prevention, Traffic Safety Education, DUI services, and Specialized Counseling.

Thank you to Annette Nieves for the use of her pictures.

Contact her at: photos@annettenieves.com