The Ed Keating Center

The Ed Keating Center Cleveland Ohio

The Ed Keating Center is a three-month residential treatment program for chemically dependent individuals seeking substance abuse recovery services. With an emphasis on the 12 Steps of Recovery, all residents must attend daily 12-Step meetings and intensively engage the 12-Step Program. Residents attend mandatory aftercare services as well.

ABOUT THE ED KEATING CENTER

The Ed Keating Center offers sober living programs at three gender-specific locations.

The center, named for a popular sports agent who overcame addiction, is located in Cleveland, Ohio, also provides a work release program. Detoxification services are not offered on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The Ed Keating Center offers a three-month rehabilitation program that clients must complete before attending a three-quarter house program. Treatment at the Ed Keating Center is 12-step based and requires residents to attend nightly AA meetings and have a sponsor.

Residents in the three-quarter house program must attend seven mandatory 12-step meetings each week and weekly [aftercare][www.recovery.org/topics/extended-recovery-programs/] meetings once a week. Residents must find jobs and contribute part of their earnings to the organization. Residents will also contribute to household chores.

The Ed Keating Center also runs a work release program where clients will reside in sober living, attend 12-step meetings and go to work.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The co-founder and program director of the Ed Keating Center is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. The center also employs and executive director. Each sober living facility has its own house manager.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The Ed Keating Center’s main facility, The Rock, hosts the administrative offices, group meeting rooms, and housing for 85 men. The Jean Marie House is a 35-bed facility for women located in Cleveland suburb of Brook Park. It is the newest facility owned by Ed Keating. The Jones Road facility can accommodate 85 men who have completed the first three months of the program.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Seven alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback. Four alumni gave four out of five stars for the center’s treatment effectiveness.

Criticisms of the facility included a lack of staff, a lack of programming, and subpar food.

Reviewer A.J.T. denounced the 12-step programming, calling the experience an “absolute nightmare.” “This is only a place to go if you are desperate for a place to ‘dry out,’” they commented, though they conceded that “it did help me start my road to recovery and I am thankful for that.”

Reviewer M.B. wrote: “The comroderity there is one of a kind men that become brothers in sobriety.. Even though the food can sometimes be repeditive it is tolerable.” Five-star reviewer Casey added: “Great place to start new beginnings. Groups are very helpful. Staff and paitents are kind and welcoming.”

On an unofficial Facebook page for the facility, five of six individuals gave Ed Keating Center perfect five star ratings. Alum Chad wrote: “This place saved my life , changed everything , and gave a life n more then I could’ve ever dreamed of.”[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Four loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave mostly positive reviews

Parent Joyce gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness but indicated that Ed Keating needed more staff. “My daughter was treated well and respected, now is able to return to facilitate groups and help the new girls,” Joyce wrote.

Reviewer K.B. also gave the center perfect five-star ratings and wrote: “Separate those you have been in jail from those you have not served time. Those who have been in jail should treated at a different facility with well trained staff.”

Another survey respondent, Katherine, attributed the Ed Keating Center as the inspiration to pursue addiction counseling.

One loved one gave the facility a perfect five-star rating on the unofficial Facebook page. Amanda wrote: “My Buda loves it and I’ve got my husband back!!! thank you.” [1]

FINANCING

The Ed Keating Center is a nonprofit funded through donations. The center states on its website that services are available “to any man or women with a sincere determination to overcome their alcoholism or addiction, without regard for their ability to pay.”

[1]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ed-Keating-Center-Inc/245247338904363

Reviews about The Ed Keating Center

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  • Great place to start new beginnings. Groups are very helpful. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. Food is exceptional. Staff and paitents are kind and welcoming. Highly recommend.
    This place really thought me how to be a man again brought god back into my life and gave me hope to live a better life and make me a better person.. The comroderity there is one of a kind men that become brothers in sobriety.. Even though the food can sometimes be repeditive it is tolerable.. The director's methods are unique and different but effective.. I hate the man in a sense and love him in another.. People that are on probation that are sentenced there from the courts are pretty much dumped there and their fate is left to the director.. This is a 9 month program which I think is over kill but effective.. I owe my lowbrow director he thought me how to live again and be a better person for myself my family, friends and society... The first months are difficult but the longer I was there the more well adjusted .. I became close with the residents there and watched many of them relapse and come back or relapse and die... This place is a good place in most sense but no where is perfect it could use more activitys and more staff all though there are house fathers chosen to help out around the facility they are still only residents that are going threw the same things as everyone else that take hold more responabilitys .. I could really uses gym for the residents to use in their down time..
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  • Various levels of treatment, transition to 1/2-way house. Not enough paid staff My daughter was treated well and respected, now is able to return to facilitate groups and help the new girls
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  • Repitition, no extra circular activities. needs better food. All meals are donation based. Need more activities
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  • Separate those you have been in jail from those you have not served time. Those who have been in jail should treated at a different facility with well trained staff.
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  • They really care but need more staff. They really got my life together..
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  • Good counseling and understanding, not a complete facility, meaning having many types of theropy. It was pleasant and rewarding. People were very nice and very friendly. Food was good and the accomadations were better than adequit
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  • Its affordable but needs a better offering
    I would not recommend the west side to anyone as the Manager of the ROCK might be sober but still is not a good person. East side location is run very well as the womens' facility but stay away from the ROCK
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  • I attended the Ed Keating Center and the entire experience was an absolute nightmare. ... Despite this, and my distaste for the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, which is what the treatment program at this center is based on, I will say that if one is desperate enough to do whatever it takes, this center's no-nonsense-approach to recovery can be helpful. It certainly made me get off my butt and start working to stay in recovery. The place is kept very clean, seeing as how as a resident you will clean your assigned area of the house three times a day. The food is subpar, but you are fed two decent sized meals a day, with pastries and fruit being available for the morning and most of the day. I cannot honestly recommend this facility to anyone...This is only a place to go if you are desperate for a place to "dry out," in my opinion. And in some ways it did help me start my road to recovery and I am thankful for that. ...
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  • Do not send anyone there, staff are a disgrace to the Ed Keating Center.
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  • This is a sober house. The staff were very accommodating but would not bend the rules for anyone! This, I feel is very important in the success of living a sober life. There was a ceremony during the time he was there for the founder, who died some time ago. The residents did all the work and preparation, including the food. This facility has influenced me enough to seek a LICDC for myself. I am presently a hospice nurse and have been one for 17 years. The whole experience including being involved in AA and AI-anon has changed my life as well!