Women’s Cornerstone provides a very unique, safe and inviting housing at no cost to the resident. This works in perfect harmony with Transitions Outpatient Program located right next door. Our staff including Peer Recovery Support Specialist works with residents to identify areas of focus, create a personalized Transitions progress and recovery plan, and provide the structure, accountability, and skills necessary for residents to create new habits and new ways of thinking propelling their recovery forward and reducing risk of relapse.
The Cornerstone program offers:
Chef prepared meals- All Cornerstone residents can come for meals in the Arches cafeteria, or they have the option of using the kitchen provided at Cornerstone.
• support groups designed to reinforce positive recovery thought processes and relationships led by experienced, knowledgeable, and licensed Transitions Outpatient Program and Cornerstone staff
• individual sessions with Transitions Peer Recovery Support Specialist to assess progress and for the resident to discuss issues related to recovery, relapse prevention, goal setting, and personal development
• guidance around healthful living, self-care, and coping mechanisms for lasting, ongoing recovery and emotional stability
• community building and social reengagement through 12-step meetings, service opportunities, sober fun, Transitions sponsored recreational activities, and monthly medallion meetings celebrating recovery milestones
• vocational and educational assistance in researching employment opportunities, acquiring skills necessary for employment, enrolling in an educational program, or finding volunteer opportunities
• time management direction and help with maintaining a productive and meaningful weekly schedule
Cornerstone also includes:
• coordination with resident’s recovery support system, including referring treatment centers and continuing care service providers to ensure continuity and efficacy of care
• communication with family on progress as needed or requested
• morning wake-ups, resident sign in/out sheets, curfew, and evening check-ins
• daily self-administered medication management
• client fund and/or basic money management such as budgeting or instruction on how to open and maintain a bank account
• public transportation instruction–transportation to clinical visits such as doctor and mental health appointments is available with 24-hours advance notice
• frequent UA drug screening and breath testing to help ensure the safety of the Transitions community while assisting residents in developing a willingness to accept responsibility, take accountability for their actions, and remain in integrity with themselves and their community
• full-time program coordinators, part-time support staff, and live-in managers at each residential property
• chef prepared meals from Transitions commercial kitchen
• on-call healthcare
• bedding, wireless Internet, cable TV, phone, shared computer, printer, and free in-house laundry
Every resident is expected to participate in a mandatory weekly house meeting, attend a minimum of 3 recovery meetings per week outside of the house, obtain an AA/NA sponsor with whom they meet on a weekly basis, be productive (school, work, volunteer, outpatient/day treatment) with their time for at least 20 hours per week, and complete and maintain an assigned house chore and kitchen duty.