When a person graduates from a residential treatment setting, they immediately begin to make choices that will shape their future.
Upon leaving Olympia House, some clients choose to pursue independent living either alone, with friends, or with family and significant loved ones.
Other graduates opt to move into a sober living environment (SLE) where they live in a supportive and somewhat structured environment with others in early recovery.
In either situation, the individual usually begins to assume responsibility for maintaining order in their environment, supplying their own food, preparing their own meals, arranging their transportation, earning an income, and structuring many aspects of their daily life.
In these cases, Olympia House provides fee-based case management services to assist them in rebuilding a sober, self-motivated, and independent life integrated with the outside community.
Coaching and Guidance
A trained alcohol and drug counselor or therapist from Olympia House will work one-on-one as a case manager with the client, providing coaching on fundamental life skills such as goal setting, health management, and financial planning.
The case manager will assist the client in developing an ongoing plan to help him or her identify, arrange, and commit to recovery-based activities that will enable them to move forward with all aspects of their life.
Assisting with access to physician services and physical rehabilitation
Giving guidance in resume writing and seeking employment
Assisting in applying for appropriate county, state, and federal financial and medical assistance
Arranging transportation to necessary legal appointments and appearances
As individuals begin to build a life in their own home or in the structured environment of an SLE, they will receive professional guidance and support from their case manager. The client will create a defined set of goals and a schedule designed to support the accomplishment of these goals, and the case manager will regularly review and re-evaluate the resident’s program of action with the client to assess how well he or she is making progress.
This is all done to support the ultimate goal of helping the individual in early recovery build a practical foundation for living substance-free and in a functional, independent, and conscious manner.