Requests for information regarding individual services or their availability should be directed to:
Ms. Deborah Schon Manager of Admissions 216-441-0200 ext. 107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding: Through the service the client is entering.
Goal: To gather the necessary personal and clinical information, upon which to evaluate each client's individual situation and difficulties with the intention of identifying the most appropriate treatment options for that person. Method: An individual interview, which involves a bio-psycho-social assessment and other assessment materials to determine the existence of and/or the severity of substance abuse and life issues as well as the level of care required to best address the individual client's issues and situation.
Eligibility: Any person referred for services in any of the Residential or Out-Patient treatment programs. Capacity: Determined by the current number of potential openings in each program. Benefits: Individualized and most appropriate treatment and level of care. Success: Determined by clients progress in their particular level of care. Location:8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Halfway House Initiative – CATS receives primarily HHI –2 and HHI –3 referrals, clients who have dual-diagnosis (alcohol and/or drug addiction issues as well as mental health/behavioral issues).
Funding: Cuyahoga County Commissioners to 4CA (a consortium of Cuyahoga County Treatment Providers) Inception: 2007 Goal: Reduce overcrowding in County Jail by having direct referrals into Halfway Houses for AOD and crimineogenic treatment Method: Collaboration between Cuyahoga County Commissioners, Cuyahoga County Corrections Planning Board, the 4CA group (Salvation Army, Fresh Start, Oriana House, Community Assessment & Treatment Services, Alternatives Agency) and Cuyahoga County Jail to identify individuals with alcohol and/or drug abuse/dependency issues who have committed crimes. These individuals are then referred for treatment in lieu of jail. Eligibility: Men and women from Cuyahoga County Capacity: As referred and according to contract Benefits: Participants receive treatment in lieu of incarceration,
reducing the cost for society and the likelihood for recidivism and relapse.
Successes: 2006 Award for $1,000,000. 2007 Award for $800,000. Statistical information is currently being compiled. Locations: 8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Funding: Room & Board funded by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction; Treatment funded by Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Inception:1998 Goal:To reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for returning offenders through behavior modification and introducing positive decision making. Method:The Therapeutic Communities uses its community as the method for change. There is a hierarchy of roles, members are accountable to each other on a daily basis, and use each other to look inward at motivation for behavior. Eligibility:Male only program. The program begins in an institution's Therapeutic Community and is largely voluntary. Individuals are reviewed by CATS' Assessment Services for appropriate placement. Capacity:29 beds are designated to the TC population serving approximately 56 individuals per year. Benefits: Participants are provided with an opportunity to address chemical dependency issues and faulty decision making that has brought them into the criminal justice system. Recently, an I.P.P. Program (Intensive Prison Program) has allowed for some reduced sentences for the completion of the I.P.P. and CATS' T.C. Program. Some participants come to continue or begin long-term treatment. Successes: CATS has developed a reputation for effective Therapeutic Community treatment with both state and local correction agencies. This population has been identified as “the most successful” of CATS with the highest percentage completing identified level of care and has been selected to pilot the CATS Plus Program. Location: 8411 Broadway Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio
Early Intervention Program (EIP)
Funding: Housing needs are funded the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC) & treatment is funded by the Cuyahoga County Department of Justice Affairs. Inception: 2000 Goal: Judicial intervention in lieu of jail sentencing. Method: Through CATS residential treatment program, participants receive a minimum of 15 hours of treatment per week in addition to ancillary services. Eligibility: Referred by Cuyahoga County Probation Department Capacity: CATS can serve 165 clients in this program per year Benefits: To reduce recidivism by providing first time convictions or those with minimal offenses with treatment in lieu of jail. This reduces recidivism, makes treatment more accessible, reduces costs, and reduces overcrowding in jails. Successes: CATS is the only EIP Residential Treatment provider in Cuyahoga County and is embarking on a two year contract that will constitute over ten years of service. Location: 8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
CATS Plus Program
CATS Plus (Providing Life Skills for Ultimate Sufficiency)
Funding: Three year funding being obtained through a variety of public and private entities. Through earned-income, the program will become self-sustaining. Inception: Spring 2007 Goal: To reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for returning offenders by addressing barriers to success such as housing, treatment after-care, health care, employment, education and other support.
Method: Through an extension of Therapeutic Community, CATS Plus stresses behavior modification, abstinence, and community. Through this method, clients are given tools to avoid relapse, criminal involvement, and exclusion. Eligibility: The program targets graduates of CATS' residential programs; however, participants from other agencies may be screened and selected should they fit the established criteria of recovering, returning offenders. Capacity: 18 men at Kinsman House; expansion is in process. Benefits: Participants are provided with supportive, safe housing, continued treatment, employment skills, and earnings (monthly stipend) to establish sufficiency post- program. Successes: June of 2007 marked the first milestone of CATS Plus as enrollment grew to five (5) participants. In October of 2008, enrollment grew to sixteen (16) participants and two (2) official graduates. Partnerships with The Cleveland Housing Network, the Slavic Village Development Corp., and many others, continues to bring necessary earned income into the program. Location: 12802 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Funding:Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Annual funding now comes from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Dug Addiction Services, and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS). Inception: 1998 Goal:Divert clients from involvement with the criminal justice system through treatment. Method: Collaboration between systems and organizations that allows for comprehensive care. Partners include the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office, the Cleveland Police, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Fresh StartResidential Treatment, CATS-Intensive Outpatient Treatment, the Department of Justice Affairs, sobriety maintenance project, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities) assessments and case management. Eligibility:Adult Men and Women with felony charge who do not have extensive criminal histories. Priority is given to those involved with the Cleveland Municipal Court; however, participants may also be referred by the Cuyahoga County Probation Department. Capacity:200 clients at any given time. Benefits:Participants are provided compensated treatment, sentencing reduced to misdemeanor offense and expungement of record. Incentives also include tickets to cultural institutions (museums), grocery and movie tickets. Society receives the benefit of reduced jail population, cost-savings of treatment over incarceration, reduced recidivism, and increased employability of participants (no felony). Successes:Drug Court participants have experienced a significant decrease in recidivism and relapse. Location:8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Challenge to Change
Funding: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS) Inception: 2003 Goal:To increase the availability of outpatient treatment options for men. Method:Intensive Outpatient Treatment which includes Assessment, Group & Individual Counseling, Drug Screening, Employment Assistance, Housing Assistance, Coping and Life Skills. Eligibility:Cuyahoga County males, ages 18 and over, who do not have Medicaid or other insurance. May be involved with the legal system, probation, parole, or want or need alcohol and drug assessment and/or treatment. Capacity: 24 outpatient treatment slots. Benefits:Participants are provided with an opportunity to address chemical dependency issues and faulty decision making. It is an opportunity to make changes necessary for a productive and successful life. The program uses incentives and supplies bus tickets to engage clients. Successes:With the assistance of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS) of Cuyahoga County, programming is now available for those who need it. Referrals come from many sources; some individuals are self referred. Location:8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Prison Based Services
Funding:Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Inception:1999 Goal:To provide day treatment to female offenders prior to release. Method:Intensive Outpatient Treatment presented through an 18 week curriculum. Incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Introduction to 12-step programs, and Self-Reflection. Eligibility:Female inmates of the Northeast Pre-Release Center, who pass pre- screening and are selected for program. Capacity:48 individuals per year. Benefits:Participants are provided with an opportunity to address chemical dependency issues and faulty decision making. It is an opportunity to make changes necessary for a productive and successful life prior to release. Successes:Third time consecutive recipient of four-year funding. Exclusive provider for substance abuse treatment at the Northeast Pre-Release Center. Over 500 individuals served. Location: Northeast Pre-Release Center, 26745 E. 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio