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The healing place of wake county

The Healing Place of Wake County

The Statewide Conference on Offender Reentry

“Shaping the Future of Transition”

May 1 – 3, 2007


Our mission
Our Mission

To offer innovative recovery and

rehabilitation to homeless, alcoholic,

and chemically dependent men and

women through a continuing mutual

help program that kindles their desire

to return to a meaningful and

productive life.


The healing place model
The Healing Place Model

  • The Healing Place of Wake County is a replication of a nationally recognized model in Louisville, KY.

    • 1998 – The Healing Place in Louisville was a recipient of the Models That Work Award given by a joint partnership between Human Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Cost and outcome
Cost and Outcome

  • Admission Criteria

    • Wake County resident

    • Homeless

    • 18+

  • Cost

    • It costs less than $29.00 per day for a client to be at The Healing Place

  • Outcome

    • 60% of the clients who complete the program are sober 1 year later

    • Approximately 10% of those who relapse regain their sobriety


The healing place model1
The Healing Place Model

  • The Healing Place model most closely resembles a Social Model Recovery program.

  • Social Model Recovery programs emphasize:

    • Recovery grounded in the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous

    • Peer modeling

    • Personal responsibility

    • Accountability

    • Experiential vs. professional base of authority


Guiding principles of thpwc
Guiding Principles of THPWC

  • Certain beliefs support THPWC:

    • Attraction is critical to the success of the client in this model

    • Hand up, not hand out program

      • “You do a little, we’ll do a little. You do a lot, we’ll do a lot.”

    • Services on demand

    • As many times as it takes

      • Clients are always given an opportunity to work their way back into the program.




Number of beds

Men’s Facility

Overnight = 36

Detox (SUC) = 22

OTS I = 30

OTS II = 10

Phase I = 46

Phase II = 36

Total = 180

+ 20 on White Flag nights

Women’s Facility

Overnight = 12

Detox (SUC) = 10

OTS I = 16

OTS II = 5

Phase I = 32

Phase II = 24

Total = 99

+ 7 on White Flag nights

Number of Beds




Overnight emergency shelter
Overnight-Emergency Shelter

  • Is based upon simple human entitlement

    • Each person entitled to food, shelter and clothing, regardless of their commitment to getting sober or ending their homelessness

  • Shelter is provided one night at a time

    • Beds are provided on a “first come, first serve basis”

    • Beds are not guaranteed the next night

  • Is a “wet shelter”

    • No one is turned away if intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs





Sobering up center
Sobering Up Center

  • Non-medical detoxification

    • Easily accessible, cost-efficient services on demand

    • Safe withdrawal

    • Attract into the recovery program

  • Community Assistance Program (CAP Van)

  • 48-hour against staff advice policy

    • If a client leaves against staff advice they are not eligible for the Sobering Up Center for 48-hours

    • Client is eligible to access the overnight emergency shelter




Off the street i and ii
Off The Street I and II

  • Motivational track

    • Bed guaranteed and place to keep belongings in exchange for attending Recovery Dynamics® group sessions 1 - 4

    • Movement at this stage of the program is based upon meeting attendance (AA/CA/NA)

    • “Trudging” to classes is essential

    • Willingness is the key




Off the street ii
Off The Street II

  • OTS II

    • Begin written assignments that correspond to group sessions 1 – 4

    • Work in kitchen every third day

    • Phase I clients assigned to take clients to outside AA/CA/NA meetings at night




Phase i
Phase I

  • Recovery program

    • Attend remaining Recovery Dynamics® classes (sessions 5 – 28)

    • Regular job assignment

      • Kitchen, buildings & grounds, security, laundry, clothing closet

    • Participate in community process

    • Complete Life Skills class through WakeTech

    • Commitment is the key




Phase ii
Phase II

  • Phase II Transitional Program

    • Goals are to find employment, save money and prepare for independent living

    • Complete Ready To Rent curriculum

    • Reunification efforts with children

    • Some clients will volunteer to teach the Recovery Dynamics® classes for a 90-day period




The healing place program5
The Healing Place Program

  • Silver Chip Alumni

    • Clients who have completed the Phase II program and moved out with the approval of their peers

    • Has privileges of returning to THPWC to visit with clients, to teach classes, have meals and participate in other activities.



Observations
Observations

  • Those who have come directly to THPWC from DOC, and have been successful in our program, share the following characteristics:

    • Incarcerated for less than one year

    • Are in the “initiating stage” of recovery

    • Have had previous recovery attempts



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