Family and Children Services of Nantucket was founded in 1973 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, a small island off Cape Cod. The organization offers outpatient counseling to adult men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Treatment and Staff
The intake process at Family and Children Services begins with a phone call to help determine if the individual is a good a fit for the organization’s program. If so, he or she is brought in for an official meeting with a counselor to decide the needed level of care and craft a potential treatment plan. Clients in need of financial assistance work with the intake coordinator to establish an appropriate fee for the program based on a sliding scale. If the individual’s circumstances call for a higher level of care or they are referred to an outside residential or detox program.
Family and Children Services’ outpatient program consists of both group and individual therapy. The length and intensity of the program is based on the needs of the client, however clients generally meet for group sessions two to three times a week. The facility offers a variety of meetings including processing groups and psycoeducational groups. The counselors use a variety of treatment techniques including CBT, relapse prevention and harm reduction. The group sizes vary but are generally five to 10 clients led by one counselor. Individual sessions are scheduled on a case-by-case basis.
Clients are also assigned to a case manager who works with the clients to help better their life outside of Family and Children Services. The case managers help make sure clients are attending support groups, have clean and affordable housing and are developing healthy life skills in sobriety. Although treatment is not 12-step based, the counselors do regularly refer clients to outside AA and NA meetings and encourage them to find a sponsor. The organization is equipped to offer dual diagnosis support and most of the counselors have a mental health background. All of Family and Children Services’ counselors are Master’s-level and a mixture of LCSWs and LADCs.
Although Family and Children Services does not have an official family program, clients interested in family meetings can request private meetings with their family members, themselves and a counselor. Counselors also refer family members to outside Alanon meetings for additional support.
When clients leave Family and Children Services, they work with the counselors to determine a discharge plan that helps chart out their life after treatment. This plan focuses on relapse prevention and maintaining long-term sobriety. Clients who are in need of additional treatment are referred to outside substance abuse organizations.
Family and Children Services of Nantucket offers affordable outpatient treatment with adequate resources for those with co-occurring disorders. Counselors address clients’ individual needs in both the group and private meetings. Developing a solid discharge plan helps men and women transition smoothly out of treatment into reality of day to day living as a sober person.
Family and Children Services of Nantucket Location
Family and Children Services of Nantucket
20 Vesper Ln
L-1 Gouin Village
Nantucket, MA 02554
Family and Children Services of Nantucket Cost
Sliding scale. Reach Family and Children Services of Nantucket by phone at (508) 228-268. Find Family and Children Services of Nantucket on Facebook
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