Caritas - Caritas ARTS Program in Cranston, RI

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(2.3 of 5)
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70 East Street
Cranston RI 02920

Caritas - Caritas ARTS Program Philosophy

One of the first residential substance abuse treatment programs for adolescent girls in the United States, Caritas Arts takes a family-oriented approach to treating substance abuse in adolescent girls. Parental participation is mandatory. Treatment includes individual, group and family therapy, along with after-care planning, case management, relapse planning and monitoring services.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Highlights

Adolescent Focused Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Psycho-Educational Groups

Meet the Staff

Maureen Donnelly

Caritas Director

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Maureen is the Director of Caritas, Inc. In this role she is responsible for the day to day operation of the organization. Working with the President and Board, Maureen designs, develops and implements the organization’s strategic and operating plans. Maureen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology for Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree of Public Administration from University of Rhode Island. Maureen began working at Caritas’s parent company, Gateway Healthcare, Inc., starting in 1986 as a mental health counselor in the adult residential programs. Since then she has held various positions within the behavioral healthcare continuum. She is currently the Director of Children’s Residential Services and Family Outpatient.

Maryanne DeBalsi

Clinical Manager, Caritas House

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MaryAnne joined the Caritas team in 1996 after serving as an intern during her senior year in college. In 2002 she became Clinical Manager. Maryanne earned her Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Science in Human Development & Family Studies degrees from the University of Rhode Island. Maryanne is licensed Therapist in Marriage & Family Practice and Chemical Dependency. She is internationally certified as an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and is a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional.

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ABOUT CARITA’S ARTS PROGRAM

As a part of Gateway Healthcare, Carita’s ARTS (Acute Residential Treatment Service) Program offers substance abuse treatment for adolescents through outpatient, residential, and aftercare services. Formerly known as Carita’s House, this facility primarily provides short-term intensive treatment as well as support for co-occurring mental disorders. Medical detox is not offered on site.

Though the ARTS Program is geared toward adolescent males and females aged 12 to 17, Carita’s also operates a residential treatment facility for boys and a separate facility for women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the facility's website, the treatment program has three tracks -- mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.

Treatment includes evidence-based care such as motivation enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy skills, and prevention planning. Both teens and their caregivers are expected to participate in treatment. Carita’s treats up to 16 adolescent males and females at a time.

The treatment center also offers a residential rehabilitation program, which is designed for teens who need a longer residential stay.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The facility's website indicates the treatment team includes licensed master's level clinicians, a psychiatrist, nurses, and life skills coaches.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The center's website notes the facility has 16 beds and operates near central Cranston, where plenty of green space surrounds the facility.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The lone alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback. Despite giving three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition, the alum provided positive commentary.

"I am a former patient when the Caritas ARTS program was just Caritas house," the alum wrote. "This was a long term residental treatment at the time. I was there for 6 months. I overall found it helpful and it truly changed my life. I think back to thoes 6 months quite often. And very fond of the staff."

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided negative to neutral feedback. Most complaints were aimed at unhappiness with the staff's professionalism.

"Completely unprofessional, inadequate staffing, no quality of care, cold food, no continuity of care, aggressor admissions coordinator,safety issues numerous," a loved one wrote in a representative review.

"This place is poorly run and not managed. Very mean and dishonest staff! NO communication and did not deliver any of what they offer," another loved one wrote.

The two individuals who left reviews on Citehealth a the time of this writing also provided negative feedback.[1]

"My child has been to this facilty out of sheer need and lack of programs for adolscent girls treatment facilities in RI, unfortunately the staff is not properly trained," a loved one wrote along with a one out of five star rating.

FINANCING

Gateway Healthcare is part of Lifespan hospital, and according to Lifespan hospital's website, the hospitals "treat all people who need care, regardless of their ability to pay. The patient financial services department offers financial assistance to patients who meet specific income guidelines."

Lifespan hospital also accepts insurances.

  1. http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/rhode-island/cities/cranston/caritas-inc

Published on August 2017

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I am a former patient when the Caritas ARTS program was just Caritas house. This was a long term residental treatment at the time. I was there for 6 months. I overall found it helpful and it truly changed my life. I think back to thoes 6 months quite often. And very fond of the staff.

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This place is poorly run and not managed. Very mean and dishonest staff! NO communication and did not deliver any of what they offer. Refused to meet for discharge to address issues/concerns.This staff can't interact with healthy adults never mind distressed adolescents and teens! Disappointing and infuriating!

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Completely unprofessional, inadequate staffing, no quality of care, cold food, no continuity of care, aggressor admissions coordinator,safety issues numerous.

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Worked well. For teenagers only.

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