Omegon Residential Treatment Center

Omegon Residential Treatment Center Minnetonka Minnesota

Omegon Residential Treatment Center is a nonprofit, co-educational, dual-diagnosis facility which offers specialized treatment services for male and female adolescents, ages 12 to 17, who are experiencing serious emotional, social and/or behavioral disorders, combined with the abuse/dependency on mood-altering chemicals.

ABOUT OMEGON RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER

Headed by the large, faith-based, nonprofit organization Volunteers of America, Omegon Residential Treatment Center in Minnetonka, Minn. is a dual diagnosis, co-educational facility serving adolescents aged 12 to 18 with severe emotional, social, or behavioral health issues as well as substance abuse problems. Detox services are not offered.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Youth may enroll in treatment tracks of two lengths. Teens who have previously received multiple treatment interventions and require comprehensive treatment may benefit from long-term care, typically lasting from six to nine months, whereas those with less severe mental health and substance abuse issues may only require up to four months of treatment.

The residential treatment program includes individual, group, and family therapy, recreational activities, and independent living skills training. Before beginning treatment, clients undergo psychiatric, psychological, educational, and family evaluations, which help inform an individualized treatment plan. Family values are especially taken into account during treatment.

Clients receive psychiatric services, medication management, nursing services, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Emotional issues treated include depression, low self-esteem, and disruptive behaviors. Clients also receive on-site schooling provided by the local district school board. Aftercare support and transitional planning support run for three months after discharge and include family therapy and support groups.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Omegon’s treatment team consists of case managers, residency advisors, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, a registered nurse, and teaching staff. Two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated the staff’s level of support an average 2.5 out of five stars, while one alum rated their level of training four stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The state-licensed treatment center can accommodate 26 residents at any given time, and per its webpage, “features spacious living areas for therapeutic, educational and indoor recreation programming.” Office hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the eight reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com by former clients to date, feedback was mostly negative. On the positive side, an anonymous former client claimed that Omegon Residential Treatment Center saved his life, despite having relapsed a year after receiving treatment. And Hunter, in addition to giving five out of five stars for the facility’s treatment effectiveness, wrote: “Omegon has taught me how to live.”

Most alumni called the facility “terrible” and the staff “awful and neglectful.” Alum Elijah, for example, was made to feel “second best” by a staff that “didn’t care” about his emotions. Adding to this, alum Jen noted certain staff members’ tendency to play favorites, while an anonymous alum felt that therapists “care more about why you should be kept there instead of you and your problems.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

To date, five loved ones shared similarly disappointing feedback with Best-rehabs.com. G.K., a parent of a former client, was dissatisfied with the accommodations, telling Best-rehabs.com: “My son was made to sleep in the halls. It’s an adolescent program. Overpriced.” Another anonymous family member was unhappy with the inadequate aftercare options available to them, reporting: “My nephew is still using after 6 months of treatment.” And M.S.E, another parent, referred to their decision to enroll their son here “the biggest mistake” they ever made.

WHAT STAFF SAY

Best-rehabs.com has also received low marks and a lengthy list of complaints from a former staff member of Omegon Residential Treatment Center as of this writing. The anonymous former employee criticized Omegon for high turnover, petty and unprofessional staff, and inadequate training, writing: “I wouldn’t recommend taking a job with the facility.”

FINANCING

Though primarily funded through state or county social services, Omegon Residential Treatment Center does accept some forms of private insurance.

Reviews about Omegon Residential Treatment Center

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  • This place is trash
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  • My son made really good progress while he was at Omegon. It's not a perfect place, but no place is perfect. We had to do some really hard work together as family, but the work did pay off. I felt the staff was very encouraging.
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  • My child has successfully discharged from Omegon after several months of very hard work. The staff at Omegon are knowledgeable, caring, and very good at applying specific techniques that are molded to the needs of the resident. Never give up on your child, listen to the advice of professionals and be consistent. It is very hard work for all, and well worth the effort.
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  • Omegon was a place that not only helped me recover but also taught me the skills that I needed to cope with what I am going through. I have relapsed since leaving but Omegon is not at fault. Since my relapse I have been clean and use the skills that I have learned over my time at Omegon. I want to sincerely thank this place for everything, from the staff to the clinicians.
    My son was here for a little over 2 months. I would not recommend this place if you want your child to get help. The place is gross and run down. They like to target kids and favor certain ones. Communication with the clinical staff is terrible. They never answer phones or return phone calls. Once your child is there they are not coming out. I tried to get in contact with the director left a vm and I received a email back asking what I wanted today!! We pulled our son out almost 2 weeks ago and they still have not returned all his belongings to us. All the reviews below are so true.
    This place is BAD!! Do not send your child there! They are inexperienced...They gave my child the wrong diagnosis. Please if you want your child to succeed in treatment send them somewhere else!!
    Heck no.. Do not go! The inside is so run down and cruddyy... I advise against this one, especailly when there are so many better options. To one staff member in particular, I advise against you putting words in other peoples mouths
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  • I went here when I was 16 in 2014 and I was there for almost 6 months for using opiates twice and getting drunk once. Not much help considering I used meth for 3 months after I got pulled out by my insurance. My parents wouldn't believe me when I would say that the floor staff would literally pull off our blankets when it was time to get up. The meals during the week were very good, it was all homemade and when somebodY would discharge or had a birthday, this one woman would make the best brownies. The weekend meals were subpar, we would only have hot food on Saturday mornings and Sunday nights. Saturday breakfasts were usually overcooked sausage links, precooked scrambled eggs, and heated frozen pancakes. Sunday dinners would always either be Pizza Hut pizza or Pizza Hut pasta. I can't eat Pizza Hut anymore. Unless your child has severe behavioral problems on top of severe ADDICTION, do NOT send them here.
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  • I was employed here briefly. I wouldn't recommend taking a job with the facility. The training isn't helpful and by the time you are on your own you still have a million questions about how to do the job. This is because the unit supervisors spend most of their time gossiping about residents and staff that they have no time to train. The turnover is very high and there is endless open shifts as a result. This place loves to fire people. Some of the leads are very lazy and spend as much time as they can on their phones, gossiping, snitching or bossing people around. The staff make you feel like you are in high school again with the clique behavior and petty behavior. The unit supervisors love to play favorites too. None of the staff working the floor have been with this place longer than like a year or two, most much less. There was a lot of inconsistency with the clients too, some could sweet talk (or cry) their way out of anything while others were unfairly targeted over and over. Cliques were allowed to form among staff but not among residents, which seemed quite hypocritical. Just not a good place to work or serve clients.
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  • My son was here when he was 17. It was the biggest mistake we ever made. Parents, please listen to your kids.. did very little to nothing in the way of education. I would NOT recommend this place for a day.
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  • Omegon has taught me how to live. I am so thankful for all of the amazing staff and how much time that was given to me. I know that I am now a much better person and it is because of I went to Omegon.
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  • the therapists care more about why you should be kept there instead of you and your problems. If you're a parent or social worker looking at this place please read these reviews and believe every part of them. I've just recently discharged from here and made this review to save others from even considering this place.
    this place is bad and sexist. they made me feel second best and didnt care about myt emotions. every time i found a coping skill that worked they would staff discretion and take it away from me. this place is over priced and more money goes to making this place worse then cleaning this place. i have had allergy attacks every day here so far.
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  • I went there when I was a teenager.. and I thought it was terrible... they never did anything about others lying to get their way.. they treat some different then others.. they play favorites and you shouldn't. they take action before they really find out what happens.. the supervision that they provide is not supervison at all.. they lives were more important it seemed.. all and all the place needs something..
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  • I have been at Omegon as a patient. My main complaint is the lack of team cooperation. It is my belief that, not only the patients are treated well, but also the employees. The "facility supervisor" is almost always absent from the site. She does not provide the supervision that she should with her license. She is awful and neglectful. Ask anyone how rarely she comes to work at Omegon while she is employeed as supervisor.
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  • My son was at Omegon for almost two years by court order due to truancy. ... The family therapist left Omegon without letting us know he was ending our counseling. ... Omegon never did anything to help him. Today he has finished school, has a very good job which he has held for about 15 years, is married, has a family, a nice home, has vacationed abroad, and is an excellent husband and father. I am very proud of who he is today. This is NO thanks to ... to anything ever done by Omegon. What kind of a facility refuses to say goodbye and good luck to a teenage boy who has just been released by the courts to go home after two years? One that is dysfunctional itself.
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  • My nephew is still using after 6 months of treatment .
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  • It saved my life! Although I did have a relapse a year after receiving treatment, I did receive the proper tools and information. Overall, I was satisfied with my experience with this facility. This facility was programmed to young adults.
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  • My son was made to sleep in the halls. It's an adolescent program. Overpriced.