Time and again, research suggests a strong correlation between addiction and mental illness. In many cases, people who have a substance use disorder may also develop other mental illnesses, just as many people who are diagnosed with mental illness are often diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Being caught in this endless cycle can destroy lives, sever family ties and cause people to become homeless. The Center for Health Care Services is committed to breaking this cycle and helping people regain their sobriety through safe and meaningful substance use treatment programs, short-term residential assistance and long-term integrated physical and mental health care.
CHCS works to transform the lives of our community’s homeless, offering programs that give people a safe place to stay and an opportunity to recover and stablize. The Center offers a portal to change – psychological, medical and social assistance that leads to secure shelter, productivity and independence. Whether it’s a safe place to spend the night, or a path to transformation, The Center for Health Care Services provides a way.
Additionally, CHCS works closely with community partners to address the problem of individual and family homelessness by helping people find safe and effective resources that can lead to productive independence.
Our programs are always in need of supplies, goods and services. We invite you to see our Wish List of items that can help change someone’s life and ask that you help today!
I was caught in a recurring cycle, using, getting picked up, serving my time, getting out to use again. But this time, they said something I never expected. The officer asked if wanted to go to jail, or go to the CHCS sobering unit. I had never been given a choice before. It’s all based on hope. You can see change if you have hope. You can see a different way to live your life, and hope helps you have the courage to explore the possibilities.Zachary Bullard