Freedom House Recovery Center has an outpatient clinic in Orange County, Durham County, Person County, and Warren County. Our clinics provide a continuum of care that helps individuals manage their behavioral health diagnoses. We also work with community partners to ensure our clients receive comprehensive care and support for the reoccurring symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse.
We believe in “meeting the client where they are” by responding quickly to their needs and minimizing the potential for a behavioral health crisis. With our interdisciplinary team of professionals – including licensed and associate licensed clinicians, peer support specialists, qualified professionals, nurses, physicians, and psychiatric nurse practitioners – we’re able to provide wraparound care to support our clients in their journey toward recovery.
Our outpatient clinics provide an array of substance use and mental health services including:
- Walk-in clinic for behavioral health, evaluation, referral, and care planning
- Individual & group outpatient therapy
- Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, medication-assisted treatment & telepsychiatry (includes court-mandated treatment)
- Peer support services to help with connection to community services and advocacy
- DWI/DMV evaluation and treatment (in compliance with North Carolina’s requirements)
Outpatient Services list Counties and addresses:
Mobile Crisis Team
Mobile Crisis Team provides integrated, short-term crisis response, stabilization, and intervention for adults and children experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency.
Our mobile crisis is a 24/7/365 service that begins with a call to the crisis line. After assessing the crisis and determining risk, our team meets the person in crisis where they are – at home, in school, at work – to stabilize and develop the appropriate response. Those whose crisis cannot be stabilized in their home or community will be assisted in transitioning to appropriate crisis stabilization and detoxification support or service.
Recipients of Mobile Crisis services may also opt in to receive additional post-crisis support from a trained peer support staff. Behavioral health services and other needed support is available on our campus if desired.
Facility based crisis services
Through our 16-bed facility-based crisis unit in Chapel Hill, we serve adults who need immediate support for acute substance use and/or mental health emergencies. The crisis unit serves as the first step toward wellness and recovery – and through our partnerships with local hospitals and law enforcement it is an effective alternative to hospital emergency rooms or incarceration.
During a stay in the crisis unit, individuals stabilize (alleviate acute or crisis symptoms, detox from alcohol or drugs, or level their medication regiment) and then make a plan for their continued recovery.
Crisis Treatment Includes:
- Crisis Assessment/Evaluation
- Nursing assessment and psychiatric evaluation by trained medical staff
- Peer and staff support groups
- Peer and staff one-to-one counseling
- Help with long-term outpatient treatment plans
- Medication monitoring
- Monitoring of vital signs, blood sugar levels and assessment of needs for further medical treatment
- Medical evaluation for hospitalization if needed (risk of harm to self or others, active medical issues, unstable detox requiring more active monitoring)
“Our crisis unit is open 24/7/365.”
Substance Abuse Halfway Houses
Freedom House Recovery Center provides separate halfway housing for men and women in Durham and Orange Counties and a house for men in Warren County.
The halfway house program is designed to provide up to six months of treatment for substance Abuse recovery. Through a safe, structured environment that incorporates a clinical program with comprehensive services for each resident, their behavioral health and primary health care needs are addressed in our outpatient clinic and other integrated programs.
We serve a diverse population in our houses and strive to make treatment available to all people regardless of their ability to pay.
Residents have an opportunity to learn job and life skills as they become stable in recovery and are supported in re-establishing their independence. As part of the treatment, residents living at our halfway houses learn to sustain income to meet basic needs – including housing, food, and healthcare. Halfway House residents also learn vital skills to help them advocate for themselves and their families. All activities and support are designed to prepare the resident for independent living upon “graduation” from the program.