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.
- 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 5 — 6 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.
- Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) – In this program participants work to reprogram their morals with introspection and group sharing. Through a 16-step process, individuals are challenged to identify their morals and determine where they have been destructive, oppositional, and/or injurious or even dangerous to themselves or others. MRT is offered at Hope Council on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per person, and each participant will be responsible for purchasing a book, which is $25.
- 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.
2019 Impact Panel Dates:
Impact Panels are held the third Tuesday of every other month, beginning in February.
- February 19, 2019
- April 16, 2019
- June 18, 2019
- August 20, 2019
- October 15, 2019
- December 17, 2019
The 2019 Impact Panels will be held at Gateway Technical College’s Madrigrano Auditorium, located at 3520 – 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m., and the panel begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.