Very Different Times Indeed…

Alpha Home
From the CEO
 
 
A lot has happened since our last newsletter. Alpha Home is considered an essential business and we are providing essential recovery services to all of our clients, we are just having to adapt.
 
I am continually reminded of the phrase said by Mackenzie Phillips at our 14th Annual Doorways of Hope Luncheon just over a month ago,
 
“If Addiction is about Isolation, Recovery is about community.”
 
One of the hardest things about this pandemic is the isolation that we are required to practice for our safety and the safety of others.
 
In the recovery community this is especially challenging. The one thing we do know is that we are much stronger together and the recovery community is resilient.
 
Please remember you are not alone. The staff at Alpha Home is here willing and ready to walk with you through this incredible journey.
 
Stay safe and be well.
 
 
 
-Merideth Erickson, PhD
Alpha Home CEO
 
 
 
“Most people have never been challenged like this and they don’t know what to do. People in recovery are used to challenges like this (unemployment, isolation, depression, etc.) our whole lives.
 
If we can do it, they can do it. They just have to stay strong. We have to stay strong too and keep our sobriety, staying connected helps. I call my sponsor and journal, and meditate to get me through the rough patches.”
 
-Jackie, Alpha Home Resident (name changed for client safety)
 
 
Alpha Home was recently featured in a SA-Express News Story that was picked up nationally.
 
Click HERE or on the right image to read the story.
 
 
 
Are you looking for a way to help Alpha Home but don’t know where to start?
 
Needed Items:
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant (Lysol, etc.)
  • Disinfectant Cleaners
  • Masks
 
Email donate@alphahome.org for information
 
What’s New at Alpha
 
Each month in 2020, a section of our website and newsletter will be dedicated to walking you through the Alpha Home process.
 
February: Making the decision to seek help
March: The Admissions Process
April: Intake
 
 
Continued:
The Road to Alpha Home Recovery…
Intake
 
In March, we went over the admissions process. Due to the great need for affordable treatment in Texas, there may be a waiting period for admission into Alpha Home’s Residential program, and you will be given instructions by the Admissions counselor on how to remain on the wait list. Generally, admission in to the Outpatient program is immediate.
 
At initial intake, clients are given a packet which contains a client workbook, a copy of the house rules, a daily schedule, and a journal. They are also given a welcome packet of a new towel with toiletries.
 
Clients are introduced to the New Client Counselor Liaison during the initial intake. They will see the Liaison throughout the first week of treatment and often beyond that time frame.
 
The Liaison’s function is to help answer questions, alleviate anxieties and fears, and assist the client in becoming acclimated into treatment.
 
The Liaison conducts two orientation groups weekly to go over the rules and expectations and help the clients with whatever early treatment needs they have. The Liaison also meets with each client individually to complete a full assessment and identify their strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. Direct Care Staff also hold an orientation group in the week to further go over house rules and behavioral expectations.
 
“Recent interactions with donors & offering support by phone to those who support us has been a rewarding experience during these times. “
 
– Amanda Hunt, Development & Marketing Director
 
 
Thank you to Cost Plus World Market for their donation of Easter goodies for our residents and children!
 
The Alumnae have been sending our ladies encouraging cards each week to help lift their spirits.
 
Alpha Home staff members are stepping up to the plate and teaching art, card making, exercise, gardening, poetry writing, dance, facilitating NA, CA, and AA meetings in small groups. We are adjusting to things as they change.
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