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Outpatient Services Are Here A Message from our President, CEO: Dennis Parnell
Opening of our Outpatient Facility
The Healing Place has been pro¬viding peer driven long term residential services since January of 2001. During that time we have been very successful in our mission to assist homeless individuals with alcohol and drug problems to “Find their Way Back”. Along with our community partners, we have been able to reduce the homeless population by 25%. Considering that the overall population in Wake County has grown 45% that constitutes an approximate 50% drop in the number of un-sheltered homeless individuals on our streets. Considering that these numbers continue to climb in other cities around the country, these numbers take on real significance.
While we are very proud of our accomplishments to date, there is still much to do to assist our fellow citizens. To say that much publicized privatization of North Carolina’s mental health and substance abuse services has not gone as smoothly as had been hoped would be a gross understatement! With chaos always comes opportunities, and to this end we have decided to offer a full slate of affordable outpatient services to our area. There is a large segment of our population that is currently grossly under served and it is our goal to assist these individuals and families with the same level of care, skill and commitment as we do with our residential clients.
We are in process of applying for our state license to provide full outpatient services which we plan to kick off in the next few months. Our services will start with families that have nowhere to turn when dealing with the issues of alcohol and drug problems as well as mental health issues. Our expertise in providing peer services will be developed and modified for outpatient. This will be especially important with adolescents as negative peer influence is the single greatest factor in continuing problems even after a positive treatment episode. We will also be providing assessments for the court as well as full DWI services, individual care, private case management, family work and much more.
We are looking forward to serving a greater number of our fellow citizens, but even more importantly, bring¬ing caring, considerate and highly effective and afford¬able services to our families and friends. Please watch our website www.hpowc.org for more details and join us in spreading the good news.
President & CEO
The Healing Place of Wake County