Corner House is a nonprofit substance abuse treatment program that is run out of two residences located on the same street in Emporia, Kansas. They provide alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations, basic outpatient, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and reintegration treatment, as well as an employee assistance program. Corner House used to also offer coed residential treatment, but now the residential beds are reserved for women’s sober living.
Treatment and Staff
For the coed outpatient treatment, they use the Matrix Model, which includes relapse prevention, family and group counseling, education and attendance at AA/NA meetings. Twelve-step meetings are not provided on site but recommendations are made for nearby meetings in Emporia. IOP provides education and counseling for 40 hours over the course of an average of four weeks. Group, individual and family sessions are held Monday through Friday evenings so clients can participate in 10 hours of treatment each week.
The Corner House outpatient program provides group, individual and family counseling for seven to 16 weeks. Clients are expected to participate in three to eight hours of counseling each week and groups also take place on weekday evenings. Corner House aftercare consists of an hour of counseling per week.
Corner House counselors hold Master’s or Bachelor’s-level degrees and licensed clinical addiction credentials.
The upper levels of the three-story Corner House at 418 Market house the women’s sober living facility, which has 18 beds, 14 of which are reserved exclusively for female veterans and their children. There are eight beds on the second floor, split between two dorm rooms, while the third floor splits 10 beds between two dorms. The ground floor includes a kitchen, living room, dining room and a library. Bathrooms are available on every floor. Clients must provide their own food and prepare their own meals. Often, they choose to pool their resources and eat family-style.
Residents are required to have undergone residential treatment for at least 30 days in order to move into the facility. While living at Corner House, those who are assessed as having substance abuse issues are required to participate in one of the outpatient programs. The cost is $200 per month, which includes cable TV and Wi-Fi.
The single-story house at 424 Market Street has on-site laundry facilities, is close to a playground for the kids and is half a block from a park.
Corner House provides an eight-hour alcohol and drug information school for clients aged 17 and over, at a cost of $75. The employee assistance program is a service for businesses that offers employee counseling, evaluation and assessment as well as employee trainings and workshops, drug screenings and assistance with drug-free workplace policy.
Corner House offers its services in a quiet residential neighborhood and, for those who need substance abuse treatment that is not as intensive as inpatient, Corner House may have exactly what they need. With state funding, its Matrix Model programs are fairly affordable and a sliding scale based on income is also available.
418 & 424 Market St
Emporia, KS 66801
Corner House Cost: $150 (assessment); $63 (per hour, individual session); $22 (per hour, group session); sliding scale (30 days). Reach Corner House by phone at (620) 342-3015 or by email at [email protected]. Find Corner House on Google+
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