In 1968 a physician, a pharmacist and a police
officer came together to respond to a growing
substance abuse problem in their community. They
gave their time, effort and money and founded an
organization that has changed lives for more than
4 decades now. As a result of their commitment and
desire to make a difference in the lives of people
seeking help, Drug Abuse Foundation was born.
The spirit of community service became the guiding
principle for the Foundation as it responded to
the problem of drugs throughout the past three
decades. This spirit is embodied in the long-term
commitment, support and leadership provided by
individuals like former Mayor of Delray Beach,
Leon M. Weekes, Ernest G. Simon, Esq., Richard
Siemens, and Frank Carey. The Foundationís history
of successful community service cannot be told
without paying tribute to these individuals.
In 1991 the Foundation opened the first public
campus dedicated to the prevention and treatment
of substance abuse in Palm Beach County. Named in
honor of tennis legend Chris Evert and life
director of the Foundation, Richard Siemens, the
Siemens-Evert Comprehensive Service Campus strives
to meet the changing needs of this community.
Our continuum of care is based upon a balanced,
client centered service strategy. The Foundation
seeks to provide every client with the best
opportunity to achieve a successful outcome.