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Southwestern Regional Day Report Center's Fresh Start Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)

The Southwestern Regional Day Report Center (SRDRC) provides evidence-based treatment services to clients who suffer from Substance Use Disorder in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo Counties in West Virginia. The Logan County Commission and the SRDRC will use this grant to fund the expansion of the Fresh Start Program, a comprehensive alternative-to-incarceration program designed to reduce clients’ risk of relapse and recidivism while improving their quality of life through treatment, peer support, and community connectedness. The target population is high-risk individuals as measured by the Level of Service Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) with an elevation in the moderate to high range for the Alcohol or Other Drug Problems subscale and who meet criteria as suffering from an Opioid or Stimulant Use Disorder as classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition. 

The SRDRC provides individual care from a qualified treatment team including the following services: evidence-based professional group and individual counseling, psychological evaluations, psychoeducational supportive counseling, rehabilitative life-skill development, intensive case management, support group meetings, mentoring with a recovery coach, urine drug screening, and supervision utilizing a professionally-qualified staff. Fresh Start focuses on recovery through agricultural and artisan-based cooperatives. The program allows its participants to reconnect to the community while creating opportunities for mentoring, teamwork, outreach, certifications through West Virginia Military Authority, apprentice-based life skill development, life enrichment, and recovery support. This program allows the SRDRC team to expand and diversify its approach to those impacted by the pervasive opioid and stimulant epidemic. The new proposal addresses the gap identified in the previous Fresh Start program including creating and expanding workforce opportunities for program participants and providing new connections for recovery support for the participants’ entire family.

Date Created: December 21, 2021