Founded in 1980, Outreach was originally a referral and assessment center in Glendale, Queens. Today, the non-profit organization has grown to provide substance abuse and behavioral health treatment to communities in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, New York. Programs include outpatient tracks for adults and adolescents as well as a residential adolescent program.
Treatment and Staff
Following an initial assessment, adult outpatient treatment plans are individualized, tailored to fit a variety of schedules and specific needs, and combine individual, group and family therapy. All therapists are trained in evidence-based practices like CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). A range of gender-specific services for women are also offered including mental health care, life skills classes and case management. Programs are 12-step friendly, with AA/NA meetings hosted on-site and holistic options— like yoga, meditation, acupuncture and health and nutrition classes—are also available. As clients progress through their program, relapse prevention groups are offered.
The adolescent outpatient track is similar, with after-school and evening sessions for high-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 17 and their families. This program uses the Seven Challenges model and also includes tobacco cessation classes, parenting groups, addiction education and aggression and stress management. Duration of treatment varies as each track depends on the client’s needs.
Outreach also provides clients with DWI violations state-certified treatment and LGBTQ clients receive culturally-sensitive support as well.
Aftercare is offered in the form stepped-down treatment following completion of primary care. Additional services including HIV education and prevention classes, vocational counseling, drug testing and Spanish and Polish language services are available. Outreach also offers a residential treatment program for adolescents who are in need of a more focused and intensive program.
For those interested in getting into the recovery field, Outreach also has the largest CASAC licensing and training program in New York.
Overall, Outreach is an experienced non-profit treatment program with a continuum of care for clients of all ages. Its services are designed to be sensitive to a diverse community, with specialized programs for women, Spanish and Polish speakers, LGBTQ clients and adolescents, making Outreach a valuable local resource and solid option for care.
960 Manhattan Ave, Fl 2
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Richmond Hill, NY 11418
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