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1 The Healing Place Peer-Based Substance Abuse Recovery A Best Practice Recommendation in the Governor’s Housing Policy Framework for the Commonwealth of Virginia Prepared by Representing Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach

2 Homelessness & Substance Abuse in Hampton Roads  10,000 homeless in Hampton Roads* per year  77% need services for addiction  23% are veterans  Shelters require sobriety before admittance  Virginia lacks capacity for recovery services  Many cycle through costly hospitals and jails The problem is big: but… * Includes Annual HUD Point-in-Time Count data from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Western Tidewater, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson, Gloucester, York County and James City County.

3 Incarceration 47% Law Enforcement 31% Adjudication 13% Probation 9% Motor Vehicle Crashes < 1% Public Safety $586 Million Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, 2008, Mitigating the Costs of Substance Abuse in Virginia. The cost of substance abuse to the State and Localities was $613 million in 2006 Uninsured 17% Health-Related Services $27 Million Treatment for State Employees 7% Medicaid 76%

4 Identified Solution – The Healing Place Costs less than $30.00 per day per client 65% - 70% remain sober 1 yr. later (other programs average 23%) Relieve jails, prisons and ERs of population that doesn’t need to be incarcerated

5 Program Overview A non-profit, peer-to-peer residential recovery program: Grounded in 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of AA Emphasizes personal responsibility and accountability Shared leadership Based upon voluntary vs. coerced recovery initiation Men’s Facility 200 beds for single men (10 reserved for Veterans) Women’s Facility 100 beds for single women (5 reserved for Veterans)

6 Governance in a Peer-Based Social Model Recovery Program Participant responsibility for maintaining a safe environment Peer driven process for resolving conflicts and addressing concerns Capacity of peers to determine someone’s “status” in the program Assuming personal responsibility for one’s recovery Alcohol and other drugs are only part of the problem. Recovery involves global transformations.

7 Cost Savings The Healing Place <$30 Jail $78 State Detox Center $286 EMS Transport $527 ER $700

8 Service Area The Healing Place of Hampton Roads will serve the following areas: Peninsula Hampton Newport News Poquoson Williamsburg James City County York County South Hampton Roads Chesapeake Portsmouth Norfolk Virginia Beach Western Tidewater Franklin Suffolk Isle of Wight County Southampton County Northern Neck Lancaster County Northumberland County Richmond County Westmoreland County Middle Peninsula Essex County Gloucester County King and Queen County King William County Mathews County Middlesex County Eastern Shore Accomack County Northampton County Middle Peninsula Essex County Gloucester County King and Queen County King William County Mathews County Middlesex County

9 The Healing Place of Hampton Roads will be modeled on the high quality facility and programming in Wake County, NC. The Healing Place of Wake County

10 Courtyard of the Men’s Facility in Wake County.

11 The Healing Place of Wake County Women’s Facility in Wake County.

12 Physical Design & Incentives To Recovery The Healing Place of Wake County Detox Center and Overnight Shelter – no privacy, no storage

13 Choosing Recover – privacy walls, dressers Physical Design & Incentives to Recovery The Healing Place of Wake County

14 Physical Design & Incentives to Recovery Maintaining Recovery - semi private “pod”, more privacy, more space The Healing Place of Wake County

15 Physical Design & Incentives to Recovery Transition Phase: Room with bed, desk, & dressers Transition participants must: Teach Recovery Dynamics Reunify with family Obtain employment Find stable housing The Healing Place of Wake County

16 A public, private partnership with Virginia contributing $6 million annually (1% of what substance abuse costs Virginia each year)  Richmond: Established 2005  Hampton Roads:* Estimate Opening in 2013  Lynchburg: Under Development  Northern Virginia Proposal for Statewide Network

17 Line ItemAmount Personnel$1,500,000 Occupancy$244,000 Contracted Services$124,000 Operating Costs$632,000 Total$2,500,000 The Healing Place of Hampton Roads: Proposed Annual Operating Budget Budget figures calculated with guidance from actual costs at The Healing Place of Wake County, NC. $25 per person per day at 90% occupancy. $30 per person per day at 75% occupancy.

18 To learn more please visit: The Healing Place of Richmond, VA The Healing Place of Wake County, NC The Healing Place of Louisville, KY Contact: Lynanne Gornto, South Hampton Roads Task Force to End Homelessness (757) ext. 3005


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