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!
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!
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.
HAMILTON, OH, March 9, 2020 – Sojourner Recovery Services is pleased to announce it has received Lifeline accreditation through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The accreditation means local residents who contact the national Suicide Prevention Hotline will be better connected to local professionals who can help connect them to local services more quickly.
“This is really exciting,” said Colleen Chamberlain, executive director of the Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties, which funds the hotline service provided by Sojourner. “More local residents who use the national suicide hotline will learn much faster what’s available to them locally. That can mean fewer lost lives and faster treatment.”
Jillane Holland of Sojourner Recovery Services says the accreditation means calls will start immediately.
“When a person calls the national lifeline number, 800-273-8255, their call is routed to the nearest Lifeline network crisis center. They can then talk with a skilled and trained worker who will listen and provide support, then link the caller to local help.”
Sojourner’s Crisis Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and handles nearly 300 crisis calls each month.
About Sojourner Recovery Services
Sojourner Recovery Services is a comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction treatment and mental health service provider. Founded in 1984, Sojourner’s team of licensed professional work each day to improve the lives of the people they serve to save lives, foster hope and strengthen families. Sojourner is funded in part by the Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties.
Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRBWCC) is the local board of mental health and addiction services for residents of Warren and Clinton Counties. MHRBWCC plans, funds, monitors, and evaluates services and programs provided by various agencies that care for residents living with mental health and addiction issues. For more information, visit mhrbwcc.org.
Sojourner is proud to announce a new women’s residential facility in Eaton, Ohio!
Check out the following video featuring our new facility.
Successful Open House Event
On October 20th, Sojourner held a widely-attended open house for the new facility. The center will open for services this December.
The new facility boasts a 24/7 staff. It can host up to 16 women at a time.
New Facility to Help Curb Epidemic
2016 has been a peak year for the heroin epidemic. Cincinnati has definitely been one of the hardest hit cities in the U.S.
We are excited to open this new facility. Each facility that we open helps to lower substance abuse rates, both locally and nationwide.
The new treatment center in Eaton will play a key role in fighting the epidemic.
Sojourner Recovery Services is excited and proud to announce we are merging with Transitional Living, Inc., Butler County’s premier community mental health provider. Both nonprofit organizations have over 30 years of experience, so the merged organization will truly be a behavioral health powerhouse in Butler County.
While this merger has many benefits, it most importantly allows Sojourner and Transitional Living to better serve the people of the Butler County region. Today, many people who suffer from addiction also suffer from mental illness (as previously mentioned in this post). Thus, through Sojourner and Transitional Living joining forces, we will have the ability to provide more comprehensive services to this overlapping population, giving them all the tools essential for their recovery.
The newly merged organization will be structured as a parent company with two separate subsidiaries. This form maintains Sojourner and Transitional Living as two individual organizations who will maintain their expertise and brand identity. The newly formed parent company, Community Health Alliance, will take on back-office and community outreach duties for both subsidiary organizations.
Scott Gehring, current CEO of Sojourner, has been named the CEO/President of Community Health Alliance.
This is an exciting time for both agencies, and we look forward to the future of collaborating in serving our community.