National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – Asian-Americans

Asian-Americans are the 3rd largest minority population in Butler County and are the largest minority group in Warren County according to census.gov. Studies show that Asian-Americans are three times less likely than their white counterparts to seek treatment for their mental health concerns. Many factors affect their ability to seek help, such as language barriers, acceptance of Western medicine, age, gender, occupational issues, religion, traditional beliefs about mental health, and family structure. Sojourner Recovery Services can help.

Sojourner has been named one of the best rehab facilities in Cincinnati.

Here at Sojourner we are thrilled to announce that we have been voted in the top 10 Rehab Centers in the Cincinnati area by Help.org. We are proud of our residential, outpatient, medical, perinatal, and recovery housing services! We believe that patients seeking treatment at our facilities really can find the full spectrum of care. If you are interested in receiving services, we encourage you to call 513-868-7654 or visit our website at www.sojournerrecovery.com/contact/

You can read the article here.

https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-cincinnati-oh/

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth. BIPOC are often faced with years – even generations – of trauma, which translates to socioeconomic disparities and, in turn, is linked to mental health concerns today. Learn more about the #impactoftrauma at mhanational.org/july.

New MAMA’S Recovery House

The MAMA’S Recovery House (Motherhood and Maternal Addiction Services) first opened its doors to pregnant women and women with young children in March, 2016. MAMA’S is a holistic program providing complete wraparound services that stabilize and strengthen the lives of pregnant/postpartum women affected by addiction. Women enter the housing program after successful completion of residential treatment and are provided safe and affordable housing in a recovery themed and nurturing environment. While attending outpatient treatment, residents meet weekly with the Perinatal Case Manager to work on their individualized case plan with goals that include continued recovery, positive and effective parenting and self-sufficiency.

The Mama’s Recovery House has been getting prepared to move into our new location by the end of June, 2020. The newly renovated building offers 10 fully furnished apartments, onsite laundry, a children’s area with a children’s library, and spacious office areas where house meetings, case management sessions, and educational groups will be held. An added bonus is the fenced in backyard area with the picnic tables and playset. We are all very grateful and excited to get into our new space!

Social Inequality and Racism

Community Health Alliance and subsidiaries Sojourner Recovery Services and Transitional Living (TLC) acknowledge and condemn the systemic racism, oppression and violence against persons of color and diverse ethnic backgrounds. We believe that equality is a human right and strive to support our employees, clients, families and communities in confronting racism in all forms.  The prevalence of violence against Black Americans has highlighted racial inequalities, which have long standing systemic impacts on all areas of life especially a person’s overall health and wellness.  Racism is a public health crisis that disproportionately impacts persons of color and their health outcomes.  At Community Health Alliance, we strive to be culturally responsive and inclusive.  We stand with our partner agencies in supporting people of color and speaking out against racism in all forms and are committed to engaging in open dialogue to address the challenges facing our community.  Racism can’t be tolerated and requires action from all of us. 

Book Donation

The Cincinnati Book Bus stopped by our MAMAS house and gave a very generous donation of more than 150 books. These books will be part of our new Children’s library when our new facility opens. And the Book Bus looks really cool too!

Strive for Five

Positive supports are vital in Recovery. Sojourner is joining Mike Dewine and the rest of Ohio in the Strive for Five campaign. Choose 5 individuals in your life to reach out to on a daily basis through calls, emails, text message, or written letters. You never know the impact you may have!

We Drive Recovery

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen a change in how we do our jobs.  One thing that hasn’t changed is our drivers’ commitment to getting our clients to their appointments and returned safely to their houses.  Our drivers continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our cars and our clients safe from COVID-19.  If you see them around town, be sure to thank them for all they are doing.