The Partridge House is a residential treatment program that’s part of the Regis Mohawk Health Services, a social services organization serving the Mohawk people for the past 30 years. With substance abuse treatment tailored to the specific cultural needs of the Native American community, the program utilizes a holistic approach that incorporates traditional therapy and the 12-step framework.
The Partridge House is the only Native American-specific inpatient program licensed through the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). It serves native communities within and outside New York state.
Accommodations and Food
The Partridge House accommodates clients in a low-level clinic setting with separate quarters for women and men. The facility has five bedrooms for men and three for women with a maximum occupancy of 16 clients who share double-occupancy rooms. Common areas include meeting rooms and counselor offices, a large backyard relaxation and socialization. The facility is staffed 24/7 and all meals are prepared by a cooking staff and served family style.
Treatment and Staff
A minimum stay at the Partridge House lasts 56 days. Clients attend educational lectures as well as individual and group therapy and staff incorporate trauma-informed care. Group sessions are scheduled seven days a week with gender-specific groups available. Individual sessions are scheduled independently two to four times a week. AA/NA meetings are available seven days a week, sometimes twice daily. Educational groups are offered five days a week with a variety of topics, as are cultural education sessions and family education twice weekly. Clients may also take part in traditional sweat lodge ceremonies and two vehicles are available to transport clients to the outside AA/NA meetings.
This program is reserved for Native American men and women only who are struggling with substance abuse issues, and all prospective clients must enroll at Saint Regis and have proof of belonging to their tribe. The Partridge House utilizes self-empowerment techniques and traditional tribal teachings, putting forward a non-judgmental team approach. Its approach is holistic and aims to treat the body, mind and spirit.
Partridge House staff consists of Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors (LSACs), registered nurses and a cooking team.
In addition to traditional Native American sweat-lodge ceremonies, clients are led through a holistic recovery journey that focuses on self-discovery using traditional teaching and native spiritual ceremonies. Clients hoping to heal the whole family system are encouraged to invite their family members to a family group that is also open to the public.
Clients can also access a broad range of social and community services through the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe including senior services and housing, family, health and financial services.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House has been active for three decades. With a holistic approach to treatment, Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House allows clients to work on the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of addiction and recovery in a way that’s tailored to the specific cultural aspects of the Mohawk tribe. With a strong 12-step component ,Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House provides men and women with a peer support system to help sustain lasting recovery.
Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House
25 St. Regis Rd
Akwesasne, NY 13655
Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House Cost: Free or sliding scale. Reach Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House by phone at (518) 358-2223 or by email at [email protected]. Find Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Partridge House on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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