Agency Response to Corona Virus (COVID19) During Stay at Home Order
Serenity Haven – SH remains open to admissions and continues to have successful discharges from care during this time. We have adapted to the current environment and are offering telehealth family sessions and visitation time with families and children. This is done in an effort to maintain the safety of clients and families. While it has been difficult for families to have physical separation, they have embraced the idea that they can remain connected with one another and “see” each other during this time. This has been instrumental for clients who are working at rebuilding relationships and maintaining relationships. We have also transitioned all of our outside self help groups to virtual, online support groups. We have done this anticipating that when many of our clients transition out of the facility, they will need to continue virtual meetings for a period of time as the community and nation makes the transition to a social distancing free life. The clients have been excited about getting “out” to meetings and connecting with others in recovery. It is different, but they have remained open to adapting and connecting with others in a new way. This will hopefully add to their tool belt of skills and resources in the long run. The staff and clients have remained committed to the recovery and treatment process and have found ways to work together and remain treatment focused and oriented during a difficult time. We are proud of the ladies and proud of the staff!
Case managers have been asked to wear a variety of hats during this time. A very important task has been delivering meal boxes. It is so imperative that clients have the opportunities to maintain their wellness through their basic needs being met. Often times we underestimate the importance of this and it is just so instrumental!
At this time we have IOP groups ups and fully operational and have begun operating relapse prevention group as well! This has been an exciting achievement! We have virtual rooms that can be locked to maintain confidentiality of clients and allow for group facilitators to share documents with the clients to ease following along with group materials. The group facilitators are facilitating the discussion in such a way to allow for client sharing, feedback and growth which can be difficult when you have a group full of clients in a virtual room!
Clinicians continue to meet with clients on an individual level. Working with a population that can be unstable and inconsistent in their recovery – the staff have worked hard to keep the client’s engaged and look out for their well being and safety. This many times means following up and checking in on clients time and time again, as well as seeing scheduled clients to ensure that client’s remain well and out of crisis situations. This persistence goes so far in building therapeutic rapport and ensuring client’s are aware of the safety net they have around them.
We continue to take on new assessments! We are accepting new patients and have excellent access to services at this time. There have been points where we have offered same day services from when the client called in requesting the service! With the initiation of group, we are now able to offer our clients our full spectrum of care!
We have been blessed in these times to have a staff that is resilient and committed to client care! We have been blessed with a community that is finding ways to support and encourage us! We are grateful!
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Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit (501c3) organization that specializes in serving individuals struggling with substance use, mental health and dual diagnosis disorders. Recovery Services specializes in serving children, adolescents, adults and families who have been impacted by chemical dependency and mental health issues. We have caring compassionate staff based out of our four outpatient offices located in Defiance, Wauseon, Napoleon, and Bryan, OH. Additionally, Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio has a women’s residential facility, Serenity Haven, based in Fayette, OH and the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC).
A goal of service provision for Recovery Services is to provide comprehensive, confidential services that meet the client where they are at in the recovery process. Staff understands that client’s present for services in different stages of change and adapts the service to best suit the client need. We provide an array of different levels of care, including prevention, outpatient and residential services to name a few, to assist in connecting clients with the most appropriate services.
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio receives funding from the Four County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, United Way, Medicaid, private insurance, client self-pay, grants and donations.
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio is accredited by the following organizations: the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and National Safety Council (NSC).