Community Assessment & Treatment Services Philosophy
To promote the social justice needs of the community by providing high-quality, cost-effective, evidence-based interventions that comprehensively address the chemical dependency and behavioral health needs of a diverse clientele. CATS will be known for cultivating the dignity and self-worth of people by offering community-based recovery from addiction, mental illness, and criminal behavior.
Areas of Specialization
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Meet the Staff
Roxanne Wallace, MA
Founder & Executive Director
Ms. Wallace, Executive Director of CATS, founded the organization 25 years ago. From its humble beginnings as a DWI diversion program to its current status as one of Cuyahoga County’s premier treatment centers, Ms. Wallace has overseen the incredible growth the agency has experienced. Over the years, CATS has continually added a variety of mental health and chemical dependency services at its core campus and at satellite offices.
John Scalish, LICDC-CS, ICCS
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Scalish has been with Community Assessment and Treatment Services since October 2002. Throughout his years with the agency, he has served in various capacities, before assuming his current duties as Clinical Director, including men's residential counselor, Forensic Program Manager, Drug Court Liaison and Outpatient Program Manager. He holds a BA in sociology from John Carroll University with a focus in Criminal Justice, and a Masters of Education from Cleveland State University in Community Agency Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Clinical Supervisor and an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor.
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ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT SERVICES
Founded in 1990, Community Assessment and Treatment Services provides substance abuse treatment for men and women through their residential and outpatient programs. They have a mission to help under-served populations, including those who have been incarcerated.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility's website, treatment focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), social learning, and motivational interviewing.
Clients have the option to enroll in a gender specific program. Programming includes assessments, which are in depth interviews that are designed to access each person's needs. Assessments help determine diagnosis and recommendations.
Most of CATS's services are in a group format, and counselor leads group therapy. Every client receives individual counseling to create an individualized treatment plan.
Case management is offered to provide clients with referrals to community resources, and CATS also provides drug testing.
Individuals in the outpatient program stay in their own homes, but come to CATS for treatment. The regular outpatient program meets one to three times a week, while the intensive program meets four days a week.
Clients in the residential program live at CATS during treatment.
The center’s Changing Faces program offers day treatment for incarcerated women close to being released.
According to the facility’s website, CATS employs 100 people and staffs a clinical director who is a licensed social worker and a psychiatrist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center's website notes the residential treatment centers for men and women are housed in basic buildings. A new building for outpatient procedures opened, although it’s unclear when it opened.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The more than 15 alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews.
Many alumni praised the staff, and the staff's experience. "Nurses and doctors were knowledgeable, compassionate, and clearly communicated treatment procedure and progress," an alum wrote in a representative review.
The five alumni who were polled on different metrics gave the center 3.8 stars for the staff's level of experience and training as well as the visitors policy. The alumni rated the center's holistic offerings the worst with 2.4 stars.
However, many alumni complained and wrote negative things about CATS. "This place is a joke...The staff is a joke and they dont know whats going on in there," an alum wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The lone loved one questioned by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing left positive feedback, and gave CATS four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the center.
They also gave four stars for treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, counseling options, and its treatment of co-occurring disorders.
"Prompt treatment options; extensive/depth of specialists available, depending on individual patients' needs; funding options," they wrote about the center's strengths.
According to the facility’s website, self-pay and Medicaid are accepted. The facility’s website notes that some programs are provided through contracts and grants. To date, the six polled by Rehabs.com gave affordability 3.33 out of five star average.
Published on June 2017
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