Presentation on theme: "Addiction Services Division (AdS) of MHMR of Tarrant County is the largest State-funded provider of chemical dependency treatment in Tarrant County. Our."— Presentation transcript:
Addiction Services Division (AdS) of MHMR of Tarrant County is the largest State-funded provider of chemical dependency treatment in Tarrant County. Our mission is to offer a continuum of Addiction Treatment that is trauma sensitive and life enhancing. Presented by: Deirdre Browne, Program Director Adult Residential and Homeless Services
About Us For over 35 years, MHMR of Tarrant County Addiction Services provides medically supervised detoxification and ambulatory detoxification for adults; short-term residential treatment and intensive and supportive outpatient counseling for both adults and adolescents; and HIV case management and outreach services. We offer a holistic approach using evidence based treatment models that have gone through rigorous research. This division also offers specialized services for women with children, HIV positive clients, and people with Co-occurring Psychiatric Substance Disorders—COPSD (both mental illness and substance abuse).
AdS Continuum of Care List of Services includes: Liberty House Transitional Living Facility for Homeless Veterans Case Mgmt. Services for Co-Occurring Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Disorders (COPSD) HIV Street Outreach for Prevention, Testing and Education Program HIV Intensive Case Mgmt. Program Project LifeLine Case Mgmt. & Support for Homeless Tenant-Based Support Services for Directions Home Billy Gregory Residential Detoxification Clemons Ambulatory Detoxification Community Addiction Treatment Services (OTPT) Facility Harmon Road Addiction Recovery Center (OTPT) Facility Tarrant Youth Recovery Campus (TYRC)- 16 INPT Adolescent Males and OTPT Services
AdS offers treatment to 5 thousand Tarrant County Citizens each year. We offer HIV Prevention Services to another 11 thousand citizens annually. Our efforts to end Homelessness have reached over 120 people in less than 1 year.
AdS assisting in Mayor Moncrief’s 10-Year Plan To make homelessness rare, short-term and non-recurring in Fort Worth
After Clients have been housed, the Project LifeLine staff show continued efforts in support of: Starting Recovery/Life Skills Groups in Apartment complexes Intervening and sending residents for treatment Providing transportation and transporting Clients Teaching Clients cooking skills Harm Reduction and Trauma Resolution Parenting and Family Reunification
Cindy Bell, Awarded Case Manager of the Year by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition In the first 9 mos. of the Directions Home Program; 265 individuals have been housed. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services offered to over 1100 people 48 Clients entered outpatient or inpatient substance abuse treatment
DID YOU KNOW… http://oldtimer.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/homeless-veterans-protest/
There are 15,967 homeless Veterans in the State of Texas The Dept. of Veterans Affairs provides funding for 233 beds across the state That number increased to 263 this past Spring with the opening of “Liberty House”.
A True Liberty House Community Partnership to honor our Veterans that are… 47% Homeless Veterans served during the Vietnam War They have undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and have “self-medicated” with drugs and alcohol for years 76% Homeless Veterans have alcohol, drug and /or mental health problems 89% were “honorably discharged” Today’s Combat, for every Military death, 7.3 wounded soldiers survive. In Vietnam, the kill to wounded ratio was 2.6 Soldiers http://www.realtown.com/articles/view/nar-combats-homelessness-among- veterans
Liberty House Offers… Veteran residence for up to 2 years Social Worker Staff on Site All Addiction Services Treatment available on site and/or nearby
MHMR offers: Vet–to–Vet Program – specially trained veterans assisting one another with their PTSD symptoms and overall life-skills. Cognitive Processing Therapy – solution focused, time limited therapy in which clients learn skills to reframe beliefs about life before and after trauma. Texas Veterans Legal Services – Pro Bono Attorneys to assist with past tickets/warrants.
Liberty House Resident Goals… Residential Stability Increased Income Greater “Self-Determination”