Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic Introduces a New Crisis Program

Monday, March 25th, 2013
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Troy Green, employee at The Next Step

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic’s Next Step Program has added a new resource. On February 1st, The Next Step—a Carroll County, Maryland recovery support program for adults—introduced residential crisis beds. Our facility has 4 crisis beds available: 2 for men and 2 for women. These beds will be offered on a short-term basis for at-risk clients who don’t qualify for inpatient care.

The purpose of this crisis bed program is to prevent emergency room and inpatient admissions for Carroll County Residents and to instead diffuse crises, reduce the likelihood of crisis reoccurrence, and to provide outpatient support for crisis prevention, identification, and intervention. For example, a client goes to the emergency room in crisis and the hospital staff believes the client is at-risk for self-hurt. The staff is concerned but unable to admit the at-risk client. Now they can call Phoenix House’s The Next Step, and—with the client’s permission—we can admit that client into our new crisis bed program. Carroll County and its emergency rooms are very excited to have The Next Step as a resource for clients who would otherwise not receive the support they need.

Through our Residential Crisis Bed Program, we offer at-risk clients a home-like environment, scheduled daytime activities, and community support services (including financial, educational, social, medical, mental health resources, and more). We also provide assessment services and an individualized treatment/service plan and transition/discharge plan to help guide our clients into a safe and stable lifestyle.

Since Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic opened our new Residential Crisis Program through The Next Step last month, we have served 5 clients. We are excited to be able to offer this new and important service to Carroll County residents, and hope to provide a successful support system for other clients in crisis and in need in our Carroll County community.

For more information about substance abuse and mental health treatment programs at Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, or to refer someone in need for admission to our services for at-risk adults in crisis, please contact us or call us at 1 888 671 9392.

 

 

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