Mike Cote retires after working at FHR for over 21 years
Plymouth, MA – February 8, 2012 - Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) says goodbye to a beloved community leader at the end of this week.
Mike Cote, the Director of the Plymouth Bay Clubhouse, will work his last day on Friday, February 10. “Mike is very well-known and respected in the Plymouth community,” says Assistant Director Cheryl West. “Everyone knows him and is sad to see him go. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like to come to work without Mike here every day.”
“In life you meet many people who make a good impression on you,” says FHR President/CEO Joe Dziobek. “But some, because of their extraordinary accomplishments, make a lasting impression.”
Cote began his career at FHR in July of 1990 as a Member Advocate at Plymouth Bay House. Since becoming Director of Plymouth Bay House in May of 1997, Clubhouse membership has grown significantly.
“The clubhouse recovery model for mental illness and substance abuse is something very unique,” Cote says. “I gained a real appreciation for the sense of belonging that it provides members. Finding work is an important part in an individual’s recovery; we honor that and have helped members successfully adjust in various positions within the community.”
“We’re really going to miss Mike,” West says. “The work that he’s done here at Plymouth Bay will never be forgotten, and it’s going to be very hard to replace him.”
A retirement party was held in Cote’s honor at St. Peter’s Parish on Wednesday, February 1. “There was a huge turnout,” West says. “Mike is very well-loved throughout Plymouth and the mental health community.”
“I’ll never really be ‘gone,’” Cote says. “Plymouth Bay House is a part of who I am. I’d like to stay involved, join the board of the clubhouse, and I know that I’ll be stopping in from time to time.”
“All of FHR wishes Mike the best in his retirement,” Dziobek says. “The members will surely miss him as a leader and a friend. Congratulations, Mike, on a job well done.”