Interlink Counseling Services Philosophy
Interlink has a staff of professionals dedicated to providing a comprehensive plan of integrated care for individuals and families. Our team is there to help if you or a loved one suffers from an addiction or a mental health issue. With a combination of caring staff members and proven treatment programs, Interlink can establish the steps needed to reclaim your life, boost your self-esteem, and put you on the path to lasting recovery and the successful management of your daily life.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Dr. H. Wayne Creighton
In 1993, Wayne Creighton formed Interlink Counseling Services, Inc., a non-profit organization located in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville, KY. His goal was to foster a holistic, transitional, living facility dedicated to the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual restoration of homeless veterans around the US. Furthermore, Wayne designed Interlink to provide highly structured and accountable DUI services and marriage and family therapy in a nurturing environment. Since its initial creation, Interlink has blossomed from providing ten transitional living beds to one of the largest homeless veteran programs in the state of Kentucky with over 100 beds. Along with its previous services, Interlink Counseling Services currently provides a non-medical detoxification facility called the Landing Zone, Harmony House, a 90-day intensive treatment program, and Genesis House, a long-term transitional living facility.
Residential Program Director
Timothy “Tim” White joined Interlink’s case management staff in 2004. Originally from Detroit, Tim grew up in a culture full of abuse and addiction, an atmosphere that left him vulnerable to addiction. After one year at Northern Michigan University, Tim joined the Navy in 1981. During his time in the military, he served as a boson’s mate on the USS Kittyhawk. After his military service, Tim’s journey to help those recovering from addiction led him to continue his education by enrolling in a program at the San Diego City College. He ultimately earned a certification in Behavioral Science in Alcohol & Drug Studies, which is roughly equivalent to an associate degree. He has been working in the chemical dependency field for more than eleven years, and he believes in a holistic approach to recovery, treating the whole person. He also received the Kentucky Colonel’s award along with a special appreciation from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for helping mankind. Tim is currently working towards obtaining his Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) license.
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ABOUT INTERLINK COUNSELING SERVICES
Based in Louisville, Ky., Interlink Counseling Services (ICS) is a nonprofit agency offering a range of programs for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring issues. While ICS serves those from all walks of life, a sizeable amount of their population consists of male veterans, many of whom are also homeless. ICS provides emergency housing, detox, residential treatment, outpatient counseling, and transitional housing services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
ICS’s approach to treatment is holistic and community-oriented. The Landing Zone, a small, five-bed facility, is designed to provide homeless men with a safe, substance-free space to detox from drugs and/or alcohol. The Landing Zone’s detox program is not medically assisted, but staff can provide appropriate referrals for clients who require medical attention.
Harmony House, ICS’s residential treatment center, is often the next step for clients who undergo detox. Residents typically spend three to six months in this highly-structured program, where they work with staff to create an individualized treatment plan that involves group therapy, one-on-one counseling, relapse prevention education, 12-step meetings, and life skills training.
Graduates of Harmony House often move on to Genesis House, a transitional living facility. For up to two years, clients still have access to educational resources, but focus primarily on seeking and maintaining employment outside ICS. At the end of their stay, clients may continue to receive aftercare and long-term housing through Serenity Court Apartments, ICS’s sober living community.
Per the facility’s webpage, ICS’s clinical director, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, holds a PhD in psychology and a Master of Divinity.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Few details on ICS’s living arrangements are available, but the nonprofit’s website describes the environment as a “comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.” In addition, the only Rehabs.com reviewer to date gave ICS high marks for its accommodations, meals, and cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews of treatment at ICS are limited, and vary in nature. Paul, an alum who was referred to ICS through The Department of Veterans Affairs, told Rehabs.com that ICS seemed to have a “bad recovery rating.” While he rated the facility’s accommodations and meals favorably, he noted that he would not recommend the facility, and gave his overall experience only two out of five stars.
Yet Victor, a reviewer on HealthGrove, expressed a drastically different perspective. He awarded the facility five stars, writing: “I witnessed and experienced enough to know that Interlink changes veteren's lives for the better and I greatly [benefited] from my stay there as I transitioned from a medical impairment back into society.”
ICS has also received a near-perfect average rating of 4.8 out of five stars from 12 Facebook users to date, where former client Kenneth gave the facility five stars, adding: “Interlink pulled me out of the grips of addiction. Gave me information about this disease & the tool I needed to arrest it.” Herb, another five-star reviewer, expressed his gratitude “for the help interlink provided for me to get back in the community.”
Updated December 2016
Published on January 2017
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