Prison Outreach
(CARES Program)

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Goals/Outcomes:

  • Reduce symptoms of psychiatric illness and prison recidivism

  • Support recovery and reduce involvement in criminal activity in a community setting

  • Improve coping skills and foster community integration

Description:

The Prison Outreach Unit is a specialized, intensive unit with a Case Management Team that works with consumers who have been released from prison and who have a high number of contacts with the criminal justice system. These individuals need an intensive program to support their reintegration back into the community with the goal of stabilizing their mental health and reducing recidivism back into prison.


Referrals come from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and community agencies. Clients are provided services with an increased frequency of contact, 1-3 times each week from case management staff. They are provided mental health treatment and linked to community-based services that support recovery and reduce their involvement in criminal activity. The level of intensity of service provision distinguishes these services. Rehabilitation and environmental support activities reduce the symptoms of psychiatric illness, build resilience and improve their quality of life and integration into the community.

Location(s):

3010 Project Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Hours:

9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. Mon -Fri
By appointment

Cost:

Medicaid Accepted, ADAMHS Board and United Way subsidies available

Eligibility:

Mentally ill diagnosed persons referred by the ADAMHS Board or a correctional institution

Contact:

Edward Omabegho (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2154

Area Served:

Cuyahoga County

Transportation:

Not Available