Drop Inn Center uses a Peer Based Recovery Approach

CINCINNATI - The Drop Inn Center, Cincinnati's largest homeless services provider, will adopt a Peer Based Recovery approach. The Peer Based Recovery approach will offer services that include peer mentoring or coaching, recovery resource connecting, community building, and facilitating and leading recovery groups. The second floor of the center will be turned into a recovery resource center and meeting space, but specific services and hours are yet to be determined.

The change in approach means the shelter will no longer provide assessment, individual or group counseling, treatment plans and progress notes. Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction services licensed services will also come to an end.

According to Executive Director Pat Clifford, the peer based approach is not so new to the organization. "When the Drop Inn Center first started we used a peer based approach. Returning to our roots will enable us to provide more help and hope to more people despite economic challenges."

Resident goal plans, mandatory meetings, drug testing and sober transitional housing will still be offered to those in need because the enter is keeping twelve beds available on the second floor until April 30, 2011.

The Drop Inn Center is Cincinnati's largest homeless services provider. The center's primary commitment is to shelter, offering a place to stay for those in need now and helping them to find and maintain a permanent place of residence for the future.

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