TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Hamilton Center held an event on Friday to celebrate and honor the late Dr. Randall “Randy” Stevens with a monument and the renaming of a facility.

Several people gathered at the event to show their appreciation for Dr. Stevens’ work throughout the community and specifically in the world of drug addiction. Described as a mentor, Dr. Stevens provided healthcare and support for many people throughout the Wabash Valley.

“Several months ago, Dr. Stevens passed away and he was a dear friend of mine,” said Melvin L. Burkes President and CEO of the Hamilton Center. “I said, ‘We’ve got to do something for him. We’ve got to do something where his name will forever ring in this community.’ So we came up with having a plaque made and then naming a facility after him. Everybody knew this guy and he was a great guy and he always wanted to help those individuals who were less fortunate. He helped build the foundation of our organization,” Burkes added. 

The Hamilton Center provides people in the area with addiction recovery support and also offers programs to help with Drug and Alcohol prevention. For more information about the center and its resources, visit the Hamilton Center website.