north americas untouchables
The homeless that are affected by addiction and the family disease of alcoholism, on the streets of our cities need our help.
For most homeless, their addiction is the sole cause of their homelessness in the first place.
These people are not just treated as a lower class of citizen, they are treated like the untouchables of old.
No human being should be treated like that. EVER. Certainly not in the richest state in the richest country in the world.
What is Happening?
The homeless with addiction and the family disease of alcoholism in LA have almost no choices if they want to make an attempt at sobriety.
The LAPD, LAFD or homeless advocates bring addicts and alcoholics to the Dr. David L Murphy Sobering Center. The center offers short-term detox and the clients are out on the street in a few days and go right back to their life of crime and drug abuse.
The missions of Los Angeles are great and focused on long term treatment but not focused on recovery. Those with addiction problems or the family disease of alcoholism are sprinkled throughout the program. The data has proven that recovery thrives when people work together as a unit.
we have a new approach
Turning Point Recovery Center LA will be our prototype for the new national model and offer long term drug and alcohol treatment in several phases that will prepare our currently homeless friends to live useful and productive lives.
When they complete the program after 1 year, they will have jobs, housing, self respect and most importantly, freedom from addiction which in most cases was the cause of their homelessness to begin with.
By combining individual, time-tested treatment modalities, we can change the status quo.
12 Step Recovery
A group of spiritual principles that have worked for over 80 years for all who apply them with an open mind
Medical Detox, Psychiatry, Somatic, Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy
Peer Accountability, Peer Counseling, Confrontation, Therapy, Service, Commitments, Conflict Resolution
Job Training, Credit Repair, Tax Resolution, Financial Budgeting
Upon completion of the program, clients will be strongly encouraged to continue peer counseling and giving back to the community
TPRC LA will be housed in a vacated senior center or the like in the downtown area.
Our hope is to purchase or the property or have it donated.
The building will be retrofit and remodeled for our purpose of helping the homeless affected by addiction and the family disease of alcoholism. We anticipate a 20 bed, prototype facility for men and women. The sexes will be split into different areas and only meet in common areas for dining and special activities.
Our team will utilize outreach to first responders in the LAPD and LAFD this will give responders desperately needed options when dealing with drug and alcohol related calls. We also plan to have an in-house hospital coordinator to stay in constant communication with The ER staff of local hospitals
To acquire our clients, we will use the following main approach:
Homeless Outreach - we will have an in-house staff of veteran, compassionate homeless outreach professionals talking with the homeless on the streets and offering them a new way of life.
This is a virtually unheard of model
LA County homeless outreach staff currently has almost no options when a member of the homeless community asks for help.
Our complete program will be around 1 year long.
As stated, our plan and hope is for this to be the first of many treatment centers utilizing this method
During that year, our clients will be introduced to the following phases:
Our complete program will be around 1 year long. During that year, our clients will be introduced to the following phases:
Our medical staff will use the most cuffing-edge techniques to free our clients bodies of the drugs and alcohol that is in their system. This will take between 3 days and 2 weeks depending on the severity of the physical addiction.
The Core Program
The Core Program - Our clients will spend 6 months in this phase. The core will consist of:
- Acquisition of health care insurance coverage through Covered California
- Medical treatment for pre-existing medical conditions
- Focus Groups
- 12 step meetings
- Service commitments and house-jobs
- Peer Counseling
- Group Therapy and Group Accountability
- Vocational Training
- Professional therapy and psychiatric care
- 12 Step sponsorship and 12 step application training
- Mentorship program to involve successful Angelinos
- Life skills trainin
Phase 3 will include:
• Continued job training and work acquisition
• Financial management assistance and training to teach people to remain self supporting on the outside
• Application assistance for Section 8 or ok they housing. We recommend the clients move in together in pairs for continued accountability
• Clients will become peer counselors and give back to the newer resident clients that remain in the core program.
• Assisting our Homeless Outreach Team in the education and acquisition of new potential clients.
Continued Outreach - Giving Back
Many programs have high recidivism rates because they skip this vital step
Our clinical staff will stay in contact with past clients using a hipaa compliant communications application.
Without follow-up clients often return to their old thinking, drug abuse and homelessness. It will be strongly suggested that clients continue outpatient treatment, peer counseling with newer residents and giving back to TPRC LA