PO Box 890 Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 425-9210
in 1971 as a non-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation, DAPC began
as a 12-bed long-term residential drug treatment agency.
Treatment is modeled
after a modified therapeutic community (TC) concept
At first, DAPC was funded through private donations and with the
support of local guilds. In 1976, DAPC became eligible for funding
from the State of Washington Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
A statewide increase in the demand for residential beds resulted
in DAPC leasing the former Toutle River Boys Ranch in 1998; thereby,
increasing capacity to 38 licensed beds. In 2004, DAPC purchased
the residential facility.
In order to provide
our clients with a full continuum of services; in 1983 DAPC
opened its’ outpatient clinic in Kelso, WA. Services
were further expanded in 1999 when DAPC became a provider of
Drug Court Services to the Cowlitz County Superior Court
System. In response to community demand, in 2003, DAPC implemented
(Sharing, Talking, Achieving, Recovering, Sisterhood) servicing
pregnant/postpartum women and their families.In August 2005 DAPC
opened a 16-bed residential program for pregnant, postpartum, parenting
women in Longview, WA and a Parent-Child Assistance Program in
Kelso, WA. On February 1, 2006, we became the provider to the family
dependency treatment court called HOPE (Helping Our Parents Excel).
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM -
Toutle River Campus
2232 S. Silver Lake Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611 (360) 274-3262
physical environment for DAPC’s Toutle River Campus residential
programs is pristine – located
4 miles from the nearest highway and 9 miles from the
nearest city. The air is untouched by industrialization;
and the noise
level is below that of a library. By clearing away the
external physical and psychological distractions of the
we are able to direct the energies of our patients towards
restoring physical and emotional health. DAPC’s residential
programs operate on the principle that the road to health
and away from addiction must begin in a safe, calm, secure
and humane setting.
operates a long-term residential program (approximately 6
months) and an intensive inpatient program (approximately
play a significant role in managing their respective Therapeutic Communities
(TC) and in acting as positive role models for newer members to emulate.
TC’s are based on the concept of habilitation rather than
rehabilitation. Habilitation emphasizes
the integration of an individual within the community. Progress
is measured within the context of the community and against the
community’s expectations. It is the community (both staff
and residents), working with each individual, which accomplishes
the positive change in the member. One’s ability to live
up to the community’s expectations is taken as an important
measure of the readiness to move toward integration into the
larger society outside of DAPC.
621 Grade Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 425-9210
outpatient program offers a broad range of services for
adult addicts and their families:
- Intensive Outpatient
- Drug Court Program
- HOPE Court Program
- Relapse Prevention Programs
- Assessments and Evaluations
- Deferred Prosecution
DAPC’s program is designed to help people
rebuild their lives in the following key areas:
- Sobriety and mental health stabilization
- Community integration
- Family reunification
- Interpersonal relationships
- Employment attainment and stability
- School Enrollment and course of study
- Health conscious living
realize getting clean and sober is just the beginning. Once sobriety
is achieved, the process of rebuilding must begin. Often, an
addict feels overwhelmed and receives little or no help.
occurs when people lack ongoing support, structure, guidance
and the skills necessary to face the challenges of life after
achieving abstinence. Therefore,
DAPC’s programs focus on many areas of the client’s
life, ranging from social and family relationships, personal
and professional goals, health/fitness, and spirituality,
to independent living.
Program helps our clients move out of their addiction and into
clean and sober productive lives using a hands-on approach to help
them achieve their life goals.
|S.T.A.R.S. - 600 Broadway St., Longview, WA (360) 425-9600 ext. 10
program; Sharing, Talking, Achieving, Recovering, Sisterhood
(STARS) provides chemical dependency assessment and treatment
to women who
are pregnant or postpartum (up to one year post delivery,
regardless of birth outcome, adoption or foster care placement
of child) and
women with dependent children. We provide services to the
family and significant others of persons in treatment.
goal of our program is to reduce prenatal substance use among
patients to improve birth outcomes and infant development.
Specific targets of the program are:
identify women with chemical dependency problems who are
pregnant or are mother’s to children up to 1 year old.
positive pregnancy outcomes, healthy pregnancy and deliveries.
mothers to more resources in the community; parenting
classes, mental health, medical care, WIC,
- Decrease hospital
costs by having a healthy baby and mother for delivery
compliance between mom’s and CPS
- Assist with homelessness and food needs.
social and primary support for mothers
- Decrease jail
- Increase knowledge
about domestic violence
supplied by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and
Substance Abuse shows that:
treatment to substance abusing pregnant women reduced
healthcare costs of their drug exposed infants
dependent pregnant women who received treatment had healthier
abusing women who received chemical dependency treatment
prenatally were less likely to have
a low birth weight baby compared to women who did not
receive treatment (8.7%
- Women who
completed treatment had the best birth outcomes
In a sample of
365 substance abusing women in Washington State, birth outcomes
of women who received no treatment or who dropped out of
treatment early were compared to those who completed the full course
Results showed that women who received no treatment were
over three times more likely to deliver a baby prematurely, had
frequency of placental abruption, as well as a higher frequency
of fetal or infant deaths. (Washington State MOMS Project,
1999). Alcohol and drug abuse cannot be separated from the social,
emotional, and economic conditions in women’s lives. As a
community we must begin to develop systems that offer Cowlitz
County women, children and families coordinated, comprehensive
health, education and support services if we are to have
any hope of preventing or intervening early in alcohol and drug
in women and children.
PREGNANT, POSTPARTUM, PARENTING WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM – 600 Broadway St., Longview,
WA (360) 425-9600 ext.11
residential treatment services for women includes chemical
dependency treatment services for 16 pregnant, postpartum,
parenting women. Addressing those issues specific to women
in relation to chemical dependency and their children.
Service provision and length of stay are variable and are
determined by the needs of the women as determined by patient
placement criteria. Maximum length of stay is 6 months.
|Program components are provided in accordance
with applicable Washington Administrative Codes. The program
is certified by the State of Washington Division of Alcohol
and Substance Abuse. Services are also provided in accordance
with applicable Department of Health regulations.
Pregnant, postpartum up to one year regardless of
the outcome of pregnancy of placement of children,
parenting children under the age of six. Parenting
women include those attempting to gain custody of
children supervised by the Department of Social and
Health Services, Division of Children and Family
At or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level
at the time they enter treatment.
|(3) Referred by the assessment center prior
to placement or assessed by the treatment agency within 72
hours of placement in treatment.
Care Services are provided for the health and welfare
of the children accompanying parents who participate
in the residential substance abuse program. Services
are provided for the care, protection, and treatment
of children who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and
eventual substance abuse. Services include the following
assessment using recognized, standardized instruments;
• Play therapy;
• Behavioral modification;
• Individual counseling;
• Self esteem building; and
• Family intervention to modify parenting behavior and/or the child’s
environment to eliminate/prevent the child’s dysfunctional behavior.
|Childcare is provided for a minimum of four hours per day,
including staffing time, five days per week. A ratio of one
staff person for every three children under 24 months, and
one staff person for every five children over 24 months is
Parent-Child Assistance Program
Longview, WA (360) 425-9600
|The Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP) is a paraprofessional
home visitation model for extremely high-risk substance abusing women.
The program uses a case-management approach which is an effective complement
to traditional substance abuse treatment, and focuses not simply on
reducing alcohol and drug use, but on reducing other risk behaviors
and addressing the health and social well-being of the mothers and
The goals of the program are to: (1) assist mothers in obtaining
treatment, maintaining recovery, and resolving the complex problems
associated with their substance abuse; (2) guarantee that the children
are in a safe environment and receiving appropriate health care;
(3) effectively link families with community resources; (4) demonstrate
successful strategies for working with this population in order to
prevent the risk of future drug-and-alcohol-exposed children.
The program does not provide direct alcohol, drug treatment
or clinical services, but instead offers consistent home
visitation and links women and their families with a comprehensive
array of existing community resources. Advocates have a maximum caseload of 16 families. They
link clients with appropriate service providers, and work
actively within the context of the extended family. Clients
are not required to obtain alcohol/drug treatment in order
to participate, and are never asked to leave the program
because of relapse or setbacks. Advocates trace clients
who are missing, stay in contact with the client’s
family members, and provide advocacy services for the target
child regardless of who has custody of the child.
Participants are high-risk substance abusing women. Criteria for
inclusion in the program include chronic alcohol and/or drug use
during pregnancy, and little connection with community service providers,
including little or no prenatal care.
The intervention lasts 36 months. Advocates initially visit client homes weekly and then biweekly or more/less frequently, depending
on client needs.
Drug Abuse Prevention Center operates an abstinence-based residential
program using the therapeutic community treatment
therapeutic community is a drug-free environment in which
people with addictive (and other) problems live together
in an organized
and structured way in order to promote change and make possible
a drug-free life in the outside society.The primary goal of DAPC’s Therapeutic Community (TC) is to
foster personal growth. This is accomplished by changing of an individual’s
lifestyle through a community of concerned people working
together to help themselves and each other. DAPC’s TC represents a highly structured
environment with defined boundaries, both moral and ethical.
sanctions and penalties as earned advancement of status and
privileges as part of the discovery and growth process. Being
a part of something
greater than oneself is an especially important factor in
facilitating positive growth. The environment offers an opportunity
self-respect and encourages self-improvement. Residents learn
self-reliance within our residential setting that has family
ideals. There are
house rules, work ethics, community guidelines, high expectations
and individual goals.
Residents of DAPC’s TC are members
of a family, not patients. Residents play a significant
role in managing the TC and in acting as positive role
models for newer members to emulate. Residents and staff
alike act as facilitators, emphasizing personal responsibility
for one’s own life and for self-improvement. DAPC’s
staff provides moral and emotional support, as wall as professional
to our residents. There is also the sharing of meaningful
experiences within the TC so that each resident has a real
investment in the welfare
and survival of the community as well as his or her survival.
TC emphasizes the integration of an individual within the community.
measured within the context of the community and against
the community’s expectation. It is the community, working with
the individual, which accomplishes the positive change in the member.
One’s ability to live up to the community’s expectations
is taken as an important measure of readiness to move toward
integration into the larger society outside of DAPC.
“Preventing future births of alcohol & drug exposed babies.”
The Phoenix House Program Model is the result of collaboration between the Longview Housing Authority and the Drug Abuse Prevention Center. The model calls for a three-part approach to meeting the needs of homeless parents and their children by providing for:
When residents are ready to leave the Phoenix House, the goal is that they will have a job, a GED, a credit score, a bank account, a rental history, and a preferred renter’s certificate.
1. Permanent affordable housing, available to families as long as needed.
2. Intensive family services, designed to build on the strengths of family members and maximize success.
3. Child services aimed at meeting the needs of children.
This is a uniquely designed homeless housing project that is owned, operated and maintained by the Longview Housing Authority and DAPC. The physical design assures family security, facilitates the provision of program services, and allows for accommodating changes in family size brought about by family reunification efforts that will be a major emphasis of the project.
Over the past 37 years the Drug Abuse Prevention Center has developed an extensive network of collaborators that will provide multiple integrated services to the families, parents, and children served by the project. In place memorandum of agreements between Drug Abuse Prevention Center and the various service providers require that individualized treatment and service plans be developed in a collaborative and coordinated way to ensure that all service goals are pursuing the same ends.
During their stay in residence at Phoenix House, each family will have an assigned case manager. Their case managers will set goals with them aimed to work through a three-phase recovery program. . Each phase has specific program goals and services designed to help mothers and their children become independent. The phases consist of the following:
Phase I “Taking Care of Me”
This phase of treatment will focus on initial self-care that will stress the need for the client to be healthy mentally, physically, and chemically in order to be an effective parent.
Phase II “Looking ahead: where will I be in 1, 5, and 10 years?”
This phase will help clients develop a sense of possibilities and future goals.
Phase III “Moving Into the Real World”
This phase will help clients interface with community supports and normative activities beyond the Phoenix House.
Specific child-centered activities will be offered to help the children in the program experience nurturing, healthy bonding, consistent care and normalizing activities from the adults in their lives. A child community room will allow children to go to activities and interact with other young children. This community room will also serve as a classroom where educational services will be provided for children zero to 3 years to prepare them for school.
We contract with Parents Place to provide parenting classes. Parents Place provides a parenting class on the Phoenix House Campus once a week for one hour. Two weeks a month they do an interactive child/parent group that follows a play and learn model that works on building social interaction skills between parents and children. The other two weeks they do education groups for the mothers that include curriculum such as; Love and Logic, Building Working Families, Growing Up Again, and Life skills. The class focus is assessed on a regular basis and modified to meet the needs of the current residents at the Phoenix House. Parent’s place provides three staff members each week. There is a child care worker, a parenting class instructor and a social worker.
While mothers are doing education classes with the Parents Place Staff the child care worker does activities with the children in the onsite classroom. The classroom environment is designed with enriched learning activities to strengthen each child’s literacy, language, and vocabulary skills as well as their fine and gross motor skills. This time with the children gives the worker the opportunity to detect any early signs of special needs that the child may have which will help to give the child the earliest intervention assistance to develop necessary skills.
For information contact:
Gus Nolte, Executive Director
Drug Abuse Prevention Center
P.O. Box 890
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 425-9210 Ext. 22