Professional Treatment Component/ Sober Living
Using the “10 Steps to Recovery Model,” the Peer Mentor Coordinators (PMC’s) contact potential clients during a focus group process which describes the WHM program and the relationship with North County and San Diego treatment programs and sober living facilities. At this time, the PMC’s stress the importance of residential treatment, that from WHM’s experience, outcomes in long term sobriety are greatly enhanced for those who choose to enter a program immediately upon release. Over the years, Welcome Home has worked very hard to establish relationships with residential treatment facilities. WHM’s largest hurdle, working closely with incarcerated women was to have a safe place for them to go upon release from custody. Contact with the client was always positive during incarceration and then when they would get out, they would begin to destabilize with no safe place to lay their heads. For this reason, WHM developed close working relationships with many San Diego County treatment programs. These relationships work well for both the programs and the WHM participants. Contractual agreement, developed with the programs and WHM, parties agree that WHM will provide services to all the clients in these programs in trade for guaranteed pre- arranged bed space. WHM Peer Coordinators have the privilege of effecting our partner programs’ intake and assessment packets during incarceration, and it is a favorable situation for both. The programs are getting committed women, in the action stage of the Stages of Change model and WHM has the benefit of knowing that these committed women will have a safe environment to parole to. Welcome Home continues to provide intensive services to our clients during their treatment episode, making it a less stressful transition for staff at the programs and the client herself. In order to intensify these services WHM proposes to hire a Behavioral Health Counselor to monitor our client’s behavioral health status, medication compliance and outcomes in the areas of recidivism, relapse, education and employment, social connectedness with the recovery community and Welcome Home, and stability in housing. The organizations that WHM currently have contractual agreements with are as follows:
- North County Serenity House, (NCSH) houses approximately 300 women and children. NCSH is a dual diagnosis program, which provides low cost drug and alcohol treatment to homeless, pregnant and postpartum women. Peer Coordinators are in contact with staff and directors on an almost daily basis, arranging for safe housing for women who shown a desire to change their circumstances. Recently, Serenity staff did a survey of current clients and almost 60 percent of their clients in one branch of their program were co-enrolled clients. Serenity House believes in the women that Welcome Home sends to them.
- Escondido Community Sobering Services (ECSS) is another of our sister programs. This facility houses 12 women and 90 percent of the beds are filled by Welcome Home referrals. Also, a dual diagnosis program, ECSS is an intimate program with, staff readily available because of its size. ECSS counselors also allow WHM Peer Coordinators to process intakes and assessments.
- Project Star – National Crossroads is a residential dual diagnosis treatment program for female parolees. Project Star – National Crossroads also accepts referrals from WHM.
- Tikkun House is a live in situation for homeless, severely mentally ill women. Tikkun House works closely with staff at Welcome Home and takes our clients upon bed availability.
- Brother Beno’s and Life project are transitional sober living facilities that also have contractual agreements with WHM. These programs are for women who have completed treatment and are ready for a less structured environment.
The other programs listed below are programs with whom WHM has established relationships and who take our clients on a more limited basis.
- Choices In Recovery: Residential and outpatient addiction treatment for men and women in Vista CA.
- CRASH: Short term residential treatment for men and women in the city of San Diego.
- Freedom House: Short and long term residential treatment for female parolees.
- Green Oak Ranch: Faith based work therapy residential treatment for men and women.
- HOM: Long term residential treatment for men and women.
- In His Steps: Faith based residential treatment (dual diagnosis excluded).
- McAllister Institute: Detoxification, residential treatment and court ordered outpatient PC1000 treatment facility.
- North County Drug Court: Court ordered outpatient treatment program.
- Providence Place: Residential treatment for female parolee and their children.
- Second Chance Strive: Employee readiness, soft skills training for men and women with accompanying sober living program.
- Tradition One: Residential treatment for men and women with co-occurring disorders.
- Martha and Mary’s: Emergency Housing for homeless women and their children.
- St Claire’s: Residential Treatment for pregnant and postpartum women and those who are trying to reunify with their children.
- Trinity: Structured sober living for seriously mentally ill women with children.
- Family Recovery Center – Residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women or those trying to reunite with their children.
Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Public Defenders and the Courts
Welcome Home partners with law enforcement to better serve our women.
WHM collaborates closely with Law Enforcement, Parole, Probation, Public Defenders and the Courts through client referrals from the counseling offices, and services information disseminated by the deputies to the inmate population. In addition, WHM works closely with the California Department of Corrections (CDCR)-California Institute for Women (CIW), offering monthly focus group to offer services to women who will parole to the San Diego area. The San Diego Court system collaborates with WHM by releasing clients into the custody of staff for transportation to treatment facilities. Support letters written by WHM are taken in to account for clients in child custody cases, homeless court appearances and in other legal matters. San Diego Adult Probation and Parole recognize the value of WHM services and regularly refer clients for assistance.
- San Diego County Sheriffs Department
- San Diego County Adult Parole (Region 4)
- San Diego County Adult Probation
- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- San Diego County Public Defenders
- San Diego County Court System
Employment Readiness Funding Providers
Welcome Home partners with funders to provide employment services to better assist our clients
- State of California Employment Development Department
- Federal Department of Labor
Welcome Home encourages clients to explore adult educational opportunities
- Palomar Community College
Funding, Client Services and Volunteers
Welcome Home’s community partners help us to better provide for our clients
- Churches (20): Goodie bags, prayer and funding support, volunteers
- Celebrate Recovery: Christian 12 step recovery group
- Federal Department of Labor: Funding
- Federal Substance Abuse Behavioral health Services Administration: (SAMHSA) Funding
- California Endowment: Funding
- Individual Donations
- Outreach INC: Donations and volunteers
- Private Corporations
- Lions Club: Funding for eyewear
- San Diego County Employees Fund (CECO) Foundation Grant
- North County Times McCormick Fund
- Soroptomist Women’s Club: San Diego, Vista, Oceanside: Funding
- Soroptomist International: Funding
- Private Funding for Dental Care
- SBC Pioneers: Clothing and Christmas gifts
- Student interns from Palomar College: Volunteers who perform clerical duties and interact with clients
WHM referral base including service organizations throughout the county
- Faith Based Credit Union: Assist clients in the area of money management and home ownership
- National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI): Information and classes for dual diagnosis clients
- San Diego County, Health and Human Services: Resource Development
- St. Leo’s Dental Clinic: Dental Care Service
- Interfaith Community Services: Food, employment opportunities, assistance with SSI and SSDI applications
- Vista Community Clinic: Sliding scale medical care
- North County Health Services: Three homeless medical care visits
Welcome Home partners with local employers to provide excellent employees for their needs
- Camp Pendleton Mess Hall: Food service
- Outreach INC: Customer service, warehousing, accounting
- Santourian Manufacturing: Metal work
- Cal State San Marcos: Survey and customer service
- Vista Industrial Products: Manufacturing
- Wal-Mart: Customer service, cashier, stocking
- Hart Hanks Marketing: Customer service
- Manna Food Service: Food service
Client Health and Research
Welcome Home refers women to our community partners for their health needs
- Lyons Vision: Eyeglasses for clients
- Clinical School of Psychology: Future on site client assessment
- Point Loma Nazarene University School of Nursing: Client assessment during incarceration
- St Leo’s Dental Clinic: Client dental restoration
- Dr. Robert Brombacher, DDS: Client dental Restoration
- Dr. Ginger Hansen, DDS: Client dental Restoration
- San Diego County Health and Human Services
- San Diego State School of Nursing: Medical research and resource development