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Public Announcement RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the coronavirus (COV-19) continues to affect our local communities and our nation, we are closely monitoring the situation for the health and safety of our clients and staff.  We are monitoring this evolving situation and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJ Department of Health, and the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Freedom House has a Coronavirus Response Plan in place, and the Agency is educating staff and clients accordingly. Freedom House is also complying with Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders. Please note the following measures being implemented (subject to change as needed or required).

Screening and Other Preventive Measures: All Outpatient clients, new admissions to the Halfway House, and essential visitors to any Freedom House location are completing a screening form for Coronavirus. Halfway House clients are having their temperature taken daily. All clients coming onsite to Freedom House Outpatient Services are having their temperature taken at the door; outpatient clients with an elevated temperature will be sent home to follow up with their primary physician for medical clearance to return to programming. All clients and staff are being educated regarding preventive measures such as frequent hand washing, not touching one’s face, hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water, covering cough/sneeze with tissue and discarding immediately, and practicing social distancing including staying at least 6 feet away from each other (No hugging, handshaking, or “grouping up”), and not entering staff offices or client bedrooms unless necessary. Participation in social and community events, retreats, conferences, meetings, gatherings, etc. are all suspended for staff and clients until further notice.

Halfway House Services: The Halfway House is at full capacity; Halfway House Services including parallel care, MAT, and other services provided by medical staff will continue. Staff is reinforcing prevention practices with staff and clients. Some services may be provided via telehealth. Clients are currently suspended from working.

OP & IOP Services: Traditional Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Services including MAT and other services provided by medical staff will continue. Staff is reinforcing prevention practices with staff and clients. Some services may be provided via telehealth.

Recovery Housing: Recovery Housing occupancy is capped at 6 individuals per location until further notice. Staff is reinforcing prevention practices with staff and clients. Some services may be provided via telehealth.

Visitation: Freedom House has suspended all visitation at all residential programs until further notice. This includes family, friends, Recovery Support Sponsors, and Network support. The exception is DCP&P child visits, which will continue unless DCP&P suspends those visits.

Recovery Support: Attendance at in-person Recovery Support meetings is suspended for clients residing in Freedom House Halfway House. All clients in all levels of care are being encouraged to access online Recovery Support Meetings such as Zoom and other platforms, pod casts, and recovery support apps to supplement the lack of in-person meetings in the community. Halfway House clients have been granted permission to have cell phones in the program to stay connected with their Sponsor/network and access online resources.

Recreation: All gym and other recreational activities at the Freedom House Community Center are suspended until further notice.

Drug Court: Freedom House staff and clients are temporarily suspended from in-person participation at Drug Court sessions; Clinical Directors and Counselors will email, fax, or call in client information as requested. Recovery Housing clients are required to comply with hotline, urine screens, and any other activities mandated by Drug Court (including attending court if in session).

 

Group Donates Food and Masks to Freedom House

Parent to Parent Addiction Services, Inc., in Warren County has a solid reputation as a non-profit organization that is helping individuals and families coping with addiction issues throughout the region. Parent to Parent offers a variety of services including support group interaction and acting as a conduit for those seeking expanded services by connecting them with all levels of care needed.

While the organization itself relies on donations, including financial support, it often goes beyond its scope of services to directly impact other equally as important groups in one way or another. That is exactly what Parent 2 Parent recently did when it donated gourmet food in partnership with Chefs Table Tuttobenne of Whitehouse Station, and the homemade masks courtesy of the Hunterdon County group “Frontline Angels Seam Team”, to the Freedom House Rehabilitation Center in Glen Gardner.

The residents at Freedom House were thrilled to accept the catered dinner, which was delivered over Memorial Day Weekend, and the much-needed masks (for residents and staff).

Freedom House and Parent to Parent have been working together to assist and help each other get more individuals into detox and long-term recovery and help them reclaim their lives.

 

 

Freedom House Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Clinton, NJJanuary 2020 — CARF International announced that Freedom House has been accredited for a period of three years for its Outpatient Services in Clinton and Phillipsburg and Halfway House in Glen Gardner.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

 

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Week of Giving was held last week and on October 20, 2017 Chubb participated by volunteering at one of Freedom House’s transitional locations in Glen Gardner, NJ. The volunteers were able to spackle and paint 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, the main common area and hallways. The outside deck was sanded and stained, vines were removed from the side of the house and they topped it off with mums in the front yard. Freedom House board, staff and residents are very grateful, it was a beautiful day of caring.

 

Phillipsburg Outpatient Grand Opening – June 19, 2017

Please click here to view photos from the day.

 

 

Deloitte IMPACT Day – June 9, 2017 Employees from Deloitte volunteered at The Family Afterwards house in Trenton, NJ. Landscaping, Scraping, cleaning and painting. Click here to view photos from the day.

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