Caritas - Corkery House Philosophy
Caritas Corkery opened its doors in 1994 to provide family-focused treatment to teenage boys who suffer from drug and alcohol dependency. The primary goal of treatment is to educate the boys about accountability and their parents about the dangers and reality of adolescent substance abuse. Residential stays are tailored to the individualized needs of the youth and his family, and length of stay can vary from a few days to several months. Clients are supported through the process of stabilization and recovery and, upon discharge, aftercare support is provided through a continuum of community-based activities.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Rich Leclerc is President and CEO of Gateway Healthcare, also serves as President & CEO of Caritas, Inc. Gateway offers an array of behavioral health and substance abuse/misuse services for children, adults, and families, including emergency and crisis intervention services; residential programs for adults and children; supported housing; vocational services; daycare and after-school programs; services for children with autism and their families; and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Gateway has numerous locations throughout Rhode Island.
House Manager, Corkery House
Kelly is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Corkery House, our residential treatment facility for adolescent boys. In that capacity she conducts client needs assessments, is responsible for maintaining quality standards and ensuring client satisfaction. Kelly earned her BA degree at University of Rhode Island.
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ABOUT CARITAS CORKERY HOUSE
Located two and a half miles northeast of Wyoming, R.I, in a remote, heavily wooded area beside I-95, Caritas Corkery House offers long-term residential substance abuse treatment for adolescent boys ages 13 to 17. Aftercare is also available here, but medical detox and outpatient services are not.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Corkery House offers a broad treatment package that begins with psychiatric evaluation and prescription of any necessary treatment. The program is strict, structured, and intended to last for four to six months. The environment is modeled off a healthy, functional family.
Residents participate in individual and group therapy, 12-step work, drug and alcohol education, toxicology screenings, social skill building sessions, and sexual abuse treatment and prevention programs.
Family participation is mandatory, and includes group sessions with multiple parents, as well as individual family therapy and education about relapse awareness.
Since residents are of school age, academic education is also part of the program here, as well as remedial education when necessary. Athletic and cultural programs round out the treatment track.
Corkery House sensibly holds that reintegration into society is a crucial and sensitive element of treatment, so aftercare options are key. These include crisis management and 24-hour on-call emergency services, plus continuing groups, individual and family therapy, random toxicology screenings, and educational and job support. The center also promises to help adolescents to connect to the local recovery community and to build 12-step meeting attendance into their routine after residential treatment.
Corkery House is staffed by certified counselors, addiction counselors and educators, alongside managerial staff with years of experience in the field. There are no medical professionals on staff, but residents are referred to medical and mental health services when appropriate.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This facility, which opened in 1994, has 16 beds as well as plenty of woodland nearby for residents to enjoy.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
There are currently no alumni reviews for this facility, however Philip, the father of a former resident, took to Facebook to say: “This has got to be the worst facility in the North East. My son was only there for 2 days. He became increasingly depressed, started cutting himself. Something he never did before. (While visiting him) I noticed the cuts on his wrist, but the person there didn't know about them.”
According to Healthgrove, Corkery House accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and other public health plans.
Updated January 2016
Published on February 2016
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