About Community Assessment & Treatment Services
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.
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.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- CARF & OhioMHAS Certified
- Cognitive-Behavioral Based Treatment
Roxanne Wallace, MAFounder & 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.Show Bio
John Scalish, LICDC-CS, ICCSChief 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.Show Bio
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ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT SERVICES
Located in a residential area of Cleveland, Ohio, Community Assessment & Treatment Services (CATS) offers residential and outpatient programs to adults struggling with substance use disorder. According to its website, part of the organization's mission is to help under-served populations, including those who have been incarcerated. CATS is one of 134 Ohio treatment facilities to provide services for criminal justice clients, which makes up 33% of facilities in the state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients are given a comprehensive assessment upon admission which is used to create an individualized treatment plan. All programs at CATS utilize evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and social learning. In addition to group therapy and one-on-one counseling, clients are also provided with case management services and are drug testing regularly.
The facility offers two gender-specific residential programs, both of which last 30 to 90 days. There's also a longer-term program for men called The Cognitive Changes / Therapeutic Community, which provides up to six months of residential treatment. CATS is one of 75 facilities in New Jersey (nearly 19%) to offer long-term residential care that last longer than 30 days.
Outpatient programs offer various levels of intensity and typically meet anywhere from one to four days a week. CATS also offers a specialized program called Changing Faces, which provides day treatment to incarcerated women who are close to being released.
The treatment team includes a psychiatrist, a licensed social worker, and a (licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. To date, the six alumni who evaluated the staff's level of training and experience for Rehabs.com gave it mediocre ratings.
Staff's level of training and experience: 3.2/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements, though the website does note that entire CATS campus is tobacco-free. Cell phones, laptops, and other personal devices that can access the Internet are also prohibited. The six former clients polled by Rehabs.com about the facility's maintenance and amenities gave above-average ratings.
Accommodations and amenities: 4/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave CATS mixed reviews; of the 11 former clients polled to date, six gave negative reviews while five provided positive feedback. Former clients who were happy with their treatment consistently praised the staff for their relatability. "The point they were trying to convey came across," wrote an anonymous alumn in a review representative of positive feedback."The counselors re former addicts and related to myself a lot."
Complaints from Rehabs.com reviewers included run-down facilities, rude treatment, and a lack of addiction education.
CATS earned an average ratings of 3.3 out of five stars based on seven Google reviews and 4.5 out of five stars based on 35 Facebook reviews (which the rehab has the ability to edit. The two alumni who left commentary on Google reported positive experiences, including Reginald who wrote: "Cats is a place of recovery and to put your life back on track."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the six loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, just one gave CATS a positive review, though they also noted that they had not yet had the opportunity to observe much of the treatment process: "Councilors seem educated although I have only been allowed there once. I look for passion in them but that is to be determined," the anonymous reviewer noted.
The other five respondents all offered mixed feedback. Positive comments praised the food, the structured environment, and the community counseling, particularly on the topic of co-dependency. "It was beneficial to learn boundaries and behavior the addict has to manipulate you," noted K.K. Complaints ranged from rude treatment from staff to unhelpful groups and a lack of exercise, leisure activities, and one-on-one counseling.
According to the facility’s website, self-pay and Medicaid are accepted. The website also notes that some programs are provided through contracts and grants. A number of alumni reported attending for free, including a Google reviewer name Joshua who noted: "Did not have to pay a cent ( besides my criminal conviction). Thanks cuyahoga county drug court."
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JJUnfortunately I can not say anything good about this facility. Forcing loved ones to be apart from one another. Not allowing them to visit causes havoc in a relationship. It dwindels their will to stick with the program. Counselors lying and leading one to believe something then ripping it from them giving hope no chance to survive. It's amazing that anyone could stick with it and stay sober. They do more damage then they help the create resentment which is a big leader to using. I can not stand not stick behind such a horrible place who treats as if they are better then the clients and that they are in control freaks who think this is punishment and not what it's meant to be treatment. If you have a choice do not use this program it will ruin your life and make things worse before it makes it better!
KKI thought the community counseling was excellent..i learned about enabeling. It was very painful to learn that my love was not an antidote for addiction. It was beneficial to learn boundaries and behavior the addict has to manipulate you. I've nevered cried more. The knowledged turned me inside out..but it empowered me and gave me tools to help. I still do not understand how addiction can be a disease and a choice That is where i see there needs to be a spiritual dimension added for their soul to heal. Grateful that the Treatment Center Exists Many prayers go up . Thank you.
KSThis place is a joke...The staff is a joke and they dont know whats going on in there.
SusanOn my first and only visit I was treated poorly. The woman behind the desk acted as if she had better things to do. When I told her it was my first visit and I wasn\'t sure what to do. She said fill out the form over there. Then when I said I had a drop off for my son, she yelled at me and said didn\'t they explain anything to you. We don\'t take drop offs except for people who are out of town. I said well I am from out of town. Then she said well I\'ll get to it in a minute and thru the stuff on the floor. Then we went into the room were we waited for 20mins before any of our family came out. And had our 2 hours of AA meeting. People talking to each other being very disrespectful. The guy running it warned them. But never followed thru will anything. Continued throughout. Then another guy came in to babysit us after that. I high five my son and get told there will be no touching. After 1 visit that was enough for me. These people are supposed to be role models? Not at all what I thought I was going to see. Big disappointment Big!
RRI was at CATS for my mandated 77 days. The counselors were all very attentive to any worries or questions I had. The R.A.\'s for the most part were very fair, as in, treating everyone equally. The food was great!! I really can\'t say anything bad. I\'ve just been released within the last month, but so far I\'m doing good. I also attend their out-patient program, which isn\'t facilitated as well as the in-patient groups were, but I still have no complaints.
J CI\'m sorry but CATS program falls very short of addressing the Economic and Social and Psychological problems that are associated with and are the cause of the obsession and the compulsion to use mind/mood altering substances. From what I learned CATS\' program/guidelines are governed by the Department of the State Prison System and or the Department of Correction. Not all alcoholics and or drug addicts are dangerous criminals. However it seems like the Judicial System is limited to the help they can offer people with problems of addiction so they put all us alcoholics and drug addicts in the same category, in the same program, in the same rooms. I know when I was at CATS I needed a course in communicating with people, negotiating with people, apologizing to people, being able to see things in an objective way, being empathetic, etc. The reason I had to sit through this is because there was one or more other people sitting in that room who needed to hear this stuff. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a very complex problem. The most popular way of addressing this complex problem is by attending 12-Step meetings. I guess the reason for this is because when something is so complex only God can understand it and fix it. One doesn\'t have to wonder why there\'s such an increasing problem with alcoholism and drug addiction. When something is broken you come up with a way of fixing it and you fix it. Or you come up with a way to make everyone believe that there\'s nothing wrong with the way you\'re trying to fix it and you just need more time and more money to fix it. This is like that AA cliche \"doing the same things over and over expecting different results\".
DPFree but very negative.
DarleneFulfilled court order. Predujist. Program always above capacity talk down to you.
AnonymousThe food was good. However, there was lack of. Addiction knowledge.
LWAn overall great facility.
AnonymousStrengths were the square meals and controlled environment. Weakness was that they do not keep you long enough like Channey Allen does. it takes longer amount of time for women to recover.
Anonymous77% recovery rate is outstanding. I just started this journey with my son so I don't know yet. Councilors seem educated although I have only been allowed there once. I look for passion in them but that is to be determined.
Anonymousexperienced counselors but seems like a jail at times. the people appear to care but I have only visited it a few times, the journey is just starting
AnonymousThe staff there are addicts and can relate very well with clients. they need to offer more snacks. I loved cats... I highly recommend this place.. The best rehab I have attended
Anonymousthe counselors and the classes were great. could use a new building. the point they were trying to convey came across. The counselors re former addicts and related to myself a lot. good place!!!
JaneWhat a joke. I sat thrut group which is mandatory before visitation. I will do everything in my power to turn in all of the rays. And see this run like stellar mars and many other legit rehabs. Sorry there is not spell check here.
SRReally glad I went here.
CMBI would like to see more exercise and leisure activities offered for the clients. Also, would like to be more involved in counseling one on one. They offer a group counseling session once a week but I would like to see individual counseling with family.
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