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Phoenix House Career Academy
Brooklyn, New York
Combining residential treatment with one of Brooklyn’s most successful vocational schools.
The Phoenix House Career Academy is an adult business and trade school accredited by the NYC Department of Education. The Career Academy is an innovative model of accelerated treatment with a fully operational vocational school on site; it is considered one of Brooklyn’s most successful vocational programs.
The Career Academy guides clients as they work toward their personal and professional goals. Residents live, learn, and work in an environment specifically tailored to meet their needs. Our specialized programs provide training in such high-demand fields as building maintenance and repairs and culinary arts. Our Beyoncé Cosmetology Center, founded by pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles and her mother, Miss Tina Knowles, offers a training course in cosmetology. In addition to these vocational tracks, we also offer GED courses and job placement assistance. Clients from Phoenix House’s New York programs as well as day students (16-22 years old) from the community are eligible to attend our vocational training and/or GED classes.
Our residential substance abuse treatment program provides treatment services for men using an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment and a strength-based, holistic view of recovery. Our team consists of highly skilled clinicians who provide assessment, individual and group counseling, case management, and discharge planning. Our staff promotes personal responsibility and accountability, while conveying empathy and recognizing each client’s potential. We are committed to giving our clients the education and job skills necessary to excel in the workplace, as well as the strength and renewed self-esteem to live successful, drug-free lives.
Most major insurance plans and all major credit cards are accepted.
Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease not a moral failing. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.
Insurance and Payment Options
Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for many major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.
Whom do you treat and what types of services does Phoenix Houses of New York offer?
Phoenix Houses of New York offers short-term and long-term residential, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient treatment. We also offer treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, detoxification services, medical, psychiatric, and dental services, and impaired driver programs. Our services are designed to meet the individual needs of adolescents and adults at various stages of recovery, including… more
How do I get admitted to your program?
If you or a loved one are in need of treatment, our call center is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at 1 800 DRUG HELP (1 800 378 4435).
Do your programs accept insurance?
Yes, we are contracted with most insurance providers and accept almost all insurance plans. Please call to schedule an assessment, and our expert admissions staff will be happy to discuss insurance and payment options.
Our Core Services
Adult Residential Services
Phoenix House’s residential treatment services are wide-ranging and comprehensive, allowing us to tailor each client’s treatment solutions to meet individual needs. Lengths of stay are flexible and programs are designed to meet the treatment needs of clients at various points in their recovery.
Beyoncé Cosmetology Center
The Cosmetology Center offers a seven-month training program for adult women and men. The curriculum is designed to teach students the theory and practical skills required to meet the NYS Cosmetology Licensure Exam.
Clients have the opportunity to engage in sports, meditation, and yoga classes.
Pop superstar Beyoncé was so moved when she met our clients that she and her mother, Miss Tina Knowles, created this innovative program at our Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn. At the Center, we teach clients valuable vocational skills for a new career—and a new life—in recovery.
When Beyoncé portrayed legendary singer and struggling addict Etta James in Cadillac Records, she visited Phoenix House to talk with our clients and learn about addiction. Beyoncé’s mother explains how this life-changing visit led to the creation of our pioneering Beyoncé Cosmetology Center.