Our vision is to cultivate a culture of recovery.
Superior Housing Solutions exists to assure that all vulnerable individuals, including those who are homeless and/or near homeless, have access to supportive housing that is safe, affordable, accessible and appropriate to promote self-actualization in an inclusive and supportive community.
PURPOSE FOR SERVICES
The purpose of Superior Recovery/Haley’s House is to provide a new and current way for recovering addicts to live in society drug and alcohol free. Our program serves ages 18 and up from all walks of life who are coming out of detox, treatment, hospital, jail, prison, along with those who are homeless on the street, including veterans that are committed to recovery. The purpose of our program is to prepare, empower, and support individuals with stigma and drug/alcohol addiction to achieve the following goals:
- Recognize and fulfill their life long goals
- Establish meaningful relationships
- Participate fully in their communities
- Learn daily living skills that lead to self-sufficiency
Superior Housing Solutions is a Non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Entry into the house most often will occur prior to release, as potential candidates for Superior Recovery/Haley’s House are first identified through the NorthCare Network of one of our referral agencies. Resident referrals are also received from Probation and Parole Officers, Re-entry Coordinators, and Concerned Relatives. Applicants must complete a screening process, which includes an interview, orientation, and background check. In order to be accepted, an application must have some connection with the Upper Peninsula community. Participants must sign a contract and adhere to the rules regarding drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any kind for the duration of their stay. There is no set length of stay for full-time program participants, but the recommendation is 90 days and the average length of stay is 120 days. There will be a working kitchen, where program participants take turns preparing meals, and a computer system for program participants to search for employment. Several business (i.e. GoodWill) in the area actively seek out our program participants for employment so program participants are rarely unemployed for more than a few days. Program participants must attend support group sessions as well as a weekly in-house group session. Out-patient counseling is also strongly encouraged. Part-time program participants check-in regularly and also attend the support group sessions and/or individual counseling. The population tends to be younger, aged 18-35. Superior Housing Solutions supports all pathways to recovery.
Abstain from drug and alcohol use, respect all program participants and staff including their rights, views and property. Maintain an environment that is free from harassment, violence, and abuse. Participate in the structure of program including but not limited to: group meetings, 12 step meetings, personal progress reporting, house meetings, house up-keep, service work, actively work on a “recovery plan”, submit to random urinalysis and PBT’s, secure employment or education within 45 days, be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of self care, willingly abide by Program Agreement and Operating Guidelines.
TEAM BUILDING PROJECTS
Program participants are expected to participate in semi-annual community outreach group projects. These projects are intended to build camaraderie among members and build trust in the community. Team projects can include but are not limited to: shoveling roofs of the elderly and landscaping beautification projects in the city. The Team Building Project can also include volunteering at area events to benefit or address a community need.
Program outcomes are part of Superior Housing Solution’s Outcome Measurement System. Outcomes include Progress, Goal Progression, Satisfaction, and Efficiency. Data will be collected from internal sources, as well as from program participants, and local law enforcement agencies. The data is analyzed in order to determine progress toward outcomes. Superior Housing Solutions reports annual results of former program participants with numbers admitted into the program, number who remain clean and sober, and number currently employed and sustaining themselves and/or their families in Michigan or Wisconsin. Superior Housing Solutions also reports the number of former program participants who have re-entered incarceration or another in-patient treatment program after leaving the facility.
DISCHARGE FROM SERVICES
Discharge from the program may occur when:
- The Program participant chooses to leave services.
- Services are no longer appropriate, either because the resident has received full benefit or because the needs of the resident have changed. This also may be determined by the Advisory Board and/or Executive Director.
- The Program participant no longer meets admission criteria.
- The Program participant presented conduct that is deemed dangerous to self or others and is not manageable through behavior intervention techniques and/or environmental adjustments.
- A survey is to be completed at discharge with follow-up point of contact information included on the discharge form in order to allow the house Program Supervisor an opportunity to check on the status of the former resident. (wrap-around care)
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Pastor. Rev. Nicholas Cammarata-First Presbyterian Church; President, Kayla West-CUPPAD; Vice President, Jim Borowsk-CEO of GoodWill; Treasurer, Kim Frost-MSW Lutheran Social Services;
Superior Housing Solutions board members at-large: LaMart Hightower-MSU-NMU, Andrew Lorinser-former City Commissioner, Marlin Kilpatrick-Chaplin at UP-health system Marquette, Deb Pascoe-Supervisor of Peer Recovery Coaches-Child and Family Services of the U.P.
MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES
Superior Housing Solutions will provide oversight and direction for Superior Recovery/Haley’s House full-time program supervisor and administrative support. The full time program supervisor is experienced in substance abuse recovery and all pathways to recovery. Superior Recovery/Haley’s House will be accredited through the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standard. The full-time Program Supervisor will be trained in recovery facility management through the NARR accreditation process. Program Supervisors recieve their peer recovery coaching certificate through both The State of Michigan and the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). Program Supervisors will also receive their Community Health Workers certificates through The State of Michigan.
NARR / NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RECOVERY RESIDENCES
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit orgainization dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical, and supportive recovery housing. They developed the most widely referenced national standard for the operation of recovery residences. They work with and support 30 state affiliate organizations. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.
MARR / MICHIGAN ALLIANCE FOR RECOVERY RESIDENCES
The Michigan Association of Recovery Residences, Inc. (MARR) is the Michigan statewide affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, Inc. (NARR).