Two months ago, he began working with the York County Veterans Affairs’ Higher Standard Project – a privately funded recovery home for veterans undergoing treatment for trauma, substance abuse or both while enrolled in York County’s Veterans Wellness Court.
Aaron’s focus is getting the recovery home nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF-accredited facilities go through an intensive process that begins with self-evaluation and ends with an on-site survey.
“Anyone could have a home, lease it out to guys and call it a recovery place,” Aaron says. “That’s not what we want. The expectations and standards are extremely high for this project.”
Aaron is entrenched at Bell and thrives off of The Higher Standard Project’s mission.
“I’m happy to be back with the veteran community,” he says. “This was something that was very interesting for me, to get in on the ground floor of a project you care about and has personal meaning to you.”