ABOUT SAMARITAN DAYTOP VILLAGE — STATEN ISLAND OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTER
Samaritan Daytop Village operates more than 40 substance abuse and homeless facilities in New York’s five boroughs and beyond. In October 2015, it merged with Daytop Village, a substance abuse treatment organization founded in 1963. This facility in northern Staten Island was formerly a Daytop Village center. Today, it offers outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents seeking recovery from addiction.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Samaritan Daytop Village prides itself on using evidence-based treatment methods, and the Staten Island Outpatient Treatment Program is built on individual counseling and group therapy. Some groups are gender-specific while others are trauma-focused, and therapy sessions utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI).
Other services provided include employment assistance, DUI/DWI services, anger and stress management, parenting workshops, health education, and. Clients can also make use of the facility’s on-site childcare and adolescent programs. The center offers treatment hours during the day and at night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
No specific information is provided about staff at the Staten Island location of Samaritan Daytop Village; however, the two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the staff’s level of training and experience a three-star review and a perfect five-star review, both based on five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave a positive review overall, awarding five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, the staff’s level of training and experience, affordability, cleanliness, and counseling options. They listed counselors as a strength, and doctors as a weakness, also giving a three-star rating to the level of family participation in treatment. When asked, on a scale from one to five, whether she would recommend treatment at Samaritan Daytop Village’s Staten Island Outpatient Treatment Center, she gave a satisfied four stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single review of this facility submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date by an alum’s loved one was positive. Though the reviewer complained of overcrowding and gave only one out of five stars for holistic offerings, they gave a five-star rating for treatment effectiveness. “They help get your life back on track,” they said. “They give you the steps the stay clean and sober.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Samaritan Daytop Village has an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars from 85 reviewers on Indeed to date. These reviews, which discussed the facility as a whole, not just the specific Staten Island location, cited low pay and scheduling problems as weaknesses. On the positive side, though, employees wrote highly about their coworkers, the workplace environment, and the act of helping clients.
According to its website, Samaritan Daytop Village accepts Medicaid and offers sliding scale payment plans.