Assessment & Referral Services

Assessment and Referral Services are in place to ensure that individuals suffering from problems stemming from alcohol and other drug abuse are referred to appropriate treatment providers and provided with appropriate support services.


  • Intoxicated Driver Program – Trained alcohol and other drug abuse assessors provide comprehensive assessments, referrals and education to clients arrested for operating motor vehicles while under the influence (OWI) in order to reduce further risk-taking behaviors.


  • ​​Recovery Coach – In this program, a Recovery Coach, using an intervention based on the SAMHSA-endorsed Telephone Monitoring and Adaptive Counseling, gives direct support to eligible clients who are interested in maintaining abstinence and transitioning to a pro-recovery lifestyle.  Through regular phone calls, the Recovery Coach helps clients identify risk factors for abstinence and assists the clients in developing appropriate coping strategies.  The Recovery Coach also directs the clients to long-term support systems in their community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For clients being referred to treatment, those with two Operating While Intoxicated/Impaired (OWI) charges or more and first time offenders with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of at least .15 as well as clients who refused a breathalyzer are given the opportunity to work with a Recovery Coach.  Contact is made on a weekly basis for up to two months with contact increasing or decreasing as needed for up to two years.


  • Family Recovery Coach – In this program, a Family Recovery Coach meets with concerned family members to provide education about addiction, which includes illness management and recovery, and support, which includes supporting and enhancing the client's goal for recovery, effective communication techniques and rewarding recovery.


  • Friends Give Hope – This program is for those who are new to recovery and are looking for ways to connect with others and have fun without the burden of alcohol and other drugs. Friends Give Hope is free and voluntary and offers a weekly recreational activity geared toward supporting recovery as well as provides weekly support meetings that are held on Thursdays from 6 — 7 p.m. at the Hope Council.


  • Underage Drug / Alcohol Accountability Program – Eight hours (twelve hours if it is a drug violation) of educational programming is provided as a deferment to an underage drug / drinking violation through an agreement with local courts.


  • The Intervention Project at the Hope Council, a collaboration with Kenosha Human Development Services, will walk you through planning, gathering information, forming the intervention team, deciding on the specific consequences, writing down what to say, the intervention meeting and follow up, in order to formally address your loved one's substance abuse in a carefully planned process.


  • Community Assessments – Substance abuse assessments are provided to individuals on a voluntary or court-ordered basis.


  • Impact Panel – Attendees hear powerful stories from individuals who have been impacted by drinking and driving.                  
    • 2017 Impact Panel Dates:                                        
      • June 20, 2017                     
      • August 15, 2017                     
      • October 17, 2017                     
      • December 19, 2017        
    • The Impact Panel is held in the Madrigrano Auditorium at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, 3520-30th Ave. Registration begins at 6:15pm. The panel begins promptly at 6:30pm.