Just Believe Recovery Center of Carbondale, PA takes a look back at some of its most memorable moments, major accomplishments, and our goals moving forward into 2017.[vc_empty_space height=”42px”][dt_fancy_separator separator_style=”double” separator_color=”accent”]
In March, Medicaid was approved for detoxification services and residential treatment. In June, Medicaid was also approved for Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
In 2016, we began accepting furloughs from jails. We also expanded our referrals by working directly with other treatment centers, and receiving referrals for all levels of care.
Facility Updates & Expansions
In 2016, we established a new building for outpatients, by moving our Outpatient Program to the newly updated Professional Building.
Other Updates included the counselor’s office, reception, group rooms, bathrooms, technical offices, and more.
In addition, we now have a facility store which provides
toiletries, candy, and other items. Soon we will have JBRC attire.
We also have a new gym set, pool table, passes for the YMCA for clients, a new basketball hoop, and lawn games.
JBRC has now become a “training facility.” That is, we are licensed to hold training for other companies and their employees, such as CPR training and the administration of Narcan.
Department and Outpatient Expansion
In 2016, there was tremendous outpatient treatment expansion. We now have 5 outpatient counselors, an outpatient services director, and a reception and intake coordinator.
In addition, we expanded every department, including intake, client care, counseling, family counseling, technicians, and nursing.
In 2016, we also added the FACES (Families and Communities Embracing Solutions) program, in which we invite family and the community to hear an educational speaker once a month, as well as meet with counselors to discuss topics surrounding addiction and community-based solutions.
We also added the Alumni Program, with purpose to reach out and communicate with all alumni via phone, email newsletters, Facebook groups, and meetings. We created several alumni-involved meetings at all levels of care, in effort to keep them connected and supported after treatment. We also held monthly recovery events, and set up community services as a way of giving back and getting involved in local communities.
We are now quick to re-admit discharged patients if they relapse, or provide referrals to get them the help they need. We provide support and resources to aide in long-term recovery after treatment.
We also created an “alumni clothing closet”, with the purpose to provide clean, warm clothes, coats, and other attire to clients or alumni in need. In addition, there is a “dress for success” component, which provides professional attire for interviews, court hearings, work, and long-term Pocket Full of Hope sober living residents.
We also have a volunteer program at Pocket Full of Hope, in which clients volunteer their time to local charities and agencies to give back to the community.
Finally, we instituted a work program, in which eligible, long-term sober living residents are given the opportunity to work in the kitchen or in maintenance to earn their way if they are not currently employed.
On August 31, we held the Annual Overdose Awareness event, which included a balloon release, resources, speakers, and information to raise public awareness.
We now have talent shows quarterly, and celebrate each holiday by doing something special with our clients.
In September, we made a trip to do the National Recovery Walk in Philadelphia.
JBRC became DDAP licensed for all levels of care.
VISIONS FOR 2017
We at JBRC envision the possibility of opening a Pocket Full of Hope coffee shop or something similar.
We also envision the possibility of opening a women’s and children’s center.
Finally, we would also like to expand men’s housing, and are considering the possibility of bringing a CNA to campus.