To promote the social justice needs of the community by providing high-quality, cost-effective, evidence-based interventions that comprehensively address the chemical dependency and behavioral health needs of a diverse clientele. CATS will be known for cultivating the dignity and self-worth of people by offering community-based recovery from addiction, mental illness, and criminal behavior.
ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT SERVICES
Founded in 1990, Community Assessment and Treatment Services provides substance abuse treatment for men and women through their residential and outpatient programs. They have a mission to help under-served populations, including those who have been incarcerated.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, treatment focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), social learning, and motivational interviewing.
Clients have the option to enroll in a gender specific program. Programming includes assessments, which are in depth interviews that are designed to access each person’s needs. Assessments help determine diagnosis and recommendations.
Most of CATS’s services are in a group format, and counselor leads group therapy. Every client receives individual counseling to create an individualized treatment plan.
Case management is offered to provide clients with referrals to community resources, and CATS also provides drug testing.
Individuals in the outpatient program stay in their own homes, but come to CATS for treatment. The regular outpatient program meets one to three times a week, while the intensive program meets four days a week.
Clients in the residential program live at CATS during treatment.
The center’s Changing Faces program offers day treatment for incarcerated women close to being released.
According to the facility’s website, CATS employs 100 people and staffs a clinical director who is a licensed social worker and a psychiatrist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s website notes the residential treatment centers for men and women are housed in basic buildings. A new building for outpatient procedures opened, although it’s unclear when it opened.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The more than 15 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews.
Many alumni praised the staff, and the staff’s experience. “Nurses and doctors were knowledgeable, compassionate, and clearly communicated treatment procedure and progress,” an alum wrote in a representative review.
The five alumni who were polled on different metrics gave the center 3.8 stars for the staff’s level of experience and training as well as the visitors policy. The alumni rated the center’s holistic offerings the worst with 2.4 stars.
However, many alumni complained and wrote negative things about CATS. “This place is a joke…The staff is a joke and they dont know whats going on in there,” an alum wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The lone loved one questioned by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing left positive feedback, and gave CATS four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the center.
They also gave four stars for treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, counseling options, and its treatment of
“Prompt treatment options; extensive/depth of specialists available, depending on individual patients’ needs; funding options,” they wrote about the center’s strengths.
According to the facility’s website, self-pay and Medicaid are accepted. The facility’s website notes that some programs are provided through contracts and grants. To date, the six polled by Best-rehabs.com gave affordability 3.33 out of five star average.