Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2014
“We are completely full and have been for more than two months,” said Executive Director Ninon Aprea. “Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical. Our clients are able to stay ninety days or longer.”
The West Adams Project is a multi-modal blend of community housing and treatment for those in the crisis of addiction and other mental health issues and is the newest addition to a larger network started by Community Recovery in 2012.
Ms. Aprea continued, “We began with six beds at Hollywood and Vine, and now offer outpatient treatment and residential community housing through Cold Canyon Recovery, The Melrose Project, the House of the Women, The Los Angeles Family Institute and now West Adams- this in less than two years.”
“When I began offering some coaching to the residents in early 2013 there were less than a dozen clients and just a handful of staff. The growth is stunning, ” said Cold Canyon Executive Director Jonathan Vakneen, Ph.D. “Now there are 80 employees, and the treatment and staff are only getting better.”
“We decided from the beginning that our growth can never outpace our quality of care,” said Community Recovery Founder and CEO Christopher Bathum. “And what we’ve found thus far is that the more willing people we bring into our community, the more effective our treatment becomes… The stronger our community, the stronger our care.”
CRLA was preparing for health care reform before reforms were even in place and were early adopters and supporters of the State Pre Existing Conditioner insurance program. “With the change in health care accessibility, millions of people who could not get treatment now can and are beginning to look for it. Most experts predict the US to currently have only 10% of the beds we are going to need by next year, so it feels unconscionable not to open as many beds as we can while still offering quality care,” said Chief Operating Officer Kirsten Wallace.
Community Recovery is a Joint Commission accredited benefit corporation set up to serve the community, the families of those in crisis, the patients themselves, and the staff supporting the community medicine model.