Started in 1969, Here’s Help serves the Miami-Dade County area in Florida with both residential and outpatient care for substance abuse and mental health. Annually serving over 500 young adults between the ages of 13 and 24, this long term treatment program provides highly individualized treatment programs. Through the foundation of the 12 steps, holistic practices and a state-of-the-art facility, clients are guided through the recovery process.
Accommodations and Food
The residential facility has been recently renovated in order to feature every modern technology and comfort. Clients share semi-private rooms that resemble spacious college dorms; twin beds and dressers can be found in each. The building also includes a music and art therapy center, a computer technology center, a fitness center, a recreational field, a media and entertainment auditorium and a cafeteria. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus.
Three healthy meals are provided each day. The food is served buffet-style and eaten as a group in the cafeteria. Special dietary requests can usually be accommodated, but coffee is not allowed.
Treatment and Staff
The residential program offers long-term treatment, usually between four and six months. Clients begin with an initial assessment that’s used to determine their individualized treatment plan. They are also each assigned a case manager who oversees their progress and struggles. From there, they begin a treatment regimen that includes group and individual therapy, relapse prevention, case management, vocational training, art therapy, 12-step work and family counseling. Group therapy occurs on a daily basis, while individual sessions happen at least once a week. Detox is not available on-site, but those who require this service will be provided with referrals to nearby facilities.
Clients are able to actively participate in the 12 steps by attending twice weekly on-site meetings. During the course of treatment, they are required to begin working the first three steps. The idea is that a routine meeting habit will continue with them after they leave rehab. In addition to offering traditional talk therapy and 12-step work, clients also are able to participate in holistic therapies, education—through a state-certified on-site secondary school—and planning for their future.
Drug testing is a required component of the inpatient program and also used as a measure of compliance for those in outpatient.
Prior to discharge, aftercare plans for each person are mapped out. Many clients will choose to continue on into the outpatient program. This 16-week option includes a mixture of group and individual therapy, as well as education.
The staff includes Master’s-level (and higher) therapists, CADCs and teachers.
The alternative therapy program sees the value of exposing young clients to education, art, technology and culture. The classes include culinary arts, plant science education, computer literacy, GED preparation, music literacy, art instruction, photography and Drivers Ed.
The beauty of the Here’s Help treatment approach is its alternative therapy options. While many treatment centers focus solely on talk therapy, this facility gives clients to chance to reengage with life in an exciting way. Educational and creative activities are complimented with comprehensive therapy and 12-step work, making this a great program for adolescents and young adults.
15100 NW 27th Ave,
Opa Locka, Florida 33054
Phone: (305) 685-8201
Here’s Help, Inc.
(South Campus – Outpatient)
9016 SW 152nd St,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Phone: (305) 238-8500
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