National Association of Professional Women Announces Kay Hayes, Founder / Executive Director at Avenues 12, Inc., a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year

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Kay Hayes is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

NAPW honors Kay Hayes as a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters

Kay Hayes brings her diverse experience in management, and her knowledge of recovery and the operation of drug and alcohol recovery residences to her position as Founder / Executive Director of Avenues 12 Women’s Recovery Houses, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. While her resume reflects 25 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant and three years serving as a Supervisor with the American Red Cross—specializing in material support services and national disaster logistics—it is her work with women in recovery that enables Ms. Hayes to reach her full potential and share her vast knowledge and experience to help others reach theirs.

During her tenure as Executive Director of Avenues 12, Ms. Hayes manages two residential recovery residences and a ten-unit apartment building housing 46 women. She opened the first recovery residence in 2009, serving women exclusively in the post, in-patient alcohol recovery treatment process. She was responsible for networking and collaborating with a large network of community providers, including One Voice for Volusia, Stewart Marchman Act / Project WARM, 2nd Harvest Food Bank and the Coalition for the Homeless. Ms. Hayes also commenced a partnership with Daytona State College’s Internship / Nursing Program and the University of Central Florida's Internship Program. Avenues 12 became a United Way participating agency through the Women’s Initiative of Volusia / Flagler Counties.

Ms. Hayes' dedication and hard work have provided structured and stable environments for women recovering from the disease of addiction. Avenues 12 has been able to set the highest standards of care to enable personal growth, a foundation of development for long-term sobriety and improving the quality of life while helping women become productive members of society.

Ms. Hayes received a B.A.from Penn State University. She is a Member of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences and Florida Alcohol, Drug Abuse Association, Daytona Regional and Ormond Beach Chambers of Commerce; "The Bridge Campaign" for Female Veterans; "Access to Recovery Program" for indigent women, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Recovery Residences.


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