COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) was recognized for its outstanding Best Service to Members with an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
CSHBA received the award for its partnership with Face It TOGETHER. All CSHBA member companies, their employees and their loved ones can receive free, confidential coaching.
“Understanding that a majority of the CSHBA’s membership are small businesses and cannot afford a program like Face It TOGETHER on their own, the CSHBA leadership took a collaborative approach to funding the serious issue of addiction,” said Renee Zentz, CSHBA Chief Executive Officer. “This means that all members, employees and loved ones now have access to a type of support that is proven to be successful for those at risk, experiencing or recovering from addiction. A very unique part of this program is that there is a pathway for loved ones to seek help.”
Addiction is the nation’s leading public health crisis, affecting people across all races, gender and socioeconomic class. No industry is immune from its costs and risks. Those who work in construction are significantly more likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol than other workers—and six times more likely to die of an overdose.
As an association of builders, developers, remodelers and more, CSHBA was excited by a solution that addressed addiction, labor shortages and high turnover.
FIT @ Work provides peer coaching as a mental health benefit to workplaces throughout the Midwest. Coaching is a flexible, effective option for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Investing in an employee’s wellness improves productivity and trust, manages risk and reduces turnover costs.
“We were thrilled to hear the news of this national award,” said Wendy White, Chief Executive Officer of Face It TOGETHER. “We know that about 70% of people with addiction are employed, but many don’t seek help because of shame and stigma. We’re proud to partner with companies like the CSHBA who are making a meaningful difference among their employees and their families.”
The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program from NAHB designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations. NAHB is made up of more than 650 affiliated state and local home builders’ associations, representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.
About the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
Homes are a cornerstone of the American dream and a major driver of our economy. The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA) was founded in 1950 as the voice of the homebuilding community and associated trades. We advance best practices, advocate for attainable housing, contribute expertise to regional development issues and serve our community through our Careers in Construction Colorado and HBA Cares programs. Find out how we’re helping to build a better Colorado Springs at cshba.com, hbacares.org and CICColorado.org.