DRUG AND ALCOHOL SUPPORT
A substance/Alcohol-use evaluation consists of 2-3 sessions in which a knowledgeable staff member will work with the individual to gather information about his/her substance/Alcohol use history and provide feedback to the individual regarding health risks and other factors that may be associated with the individual substance/Alcohol-use patterns. Recommendations following the evaluation may range from lifestyle changes to more regimented treatment program.
Referral: We may conclude from our findings from the substance/Alcohol use evaluation the needs of the individual are beyond the scope of service we provide at Ensuring the Future. In such cases, a Substance/Alcohol abuse counselor can help the individual find the most suitable level of care needed. We have partnered with other organizations and licensed professional to support the individual in the next steps in the sobriety process.
This program consists of two 1 hour and 30 minutes small group sessions per week (4-10 people) led by a professional staff. This program follows a method based on a curriculum, in this group students will learn that better choices equal’s healthier alternatives. Each student will be given a reflections journal. The facilitator leads the group through a series of topics/educational points about drug and alcohol abuse. Students make entries in their journals about their own behaviors and then have a brief discussion. The program is designed for low level, first time drug and alcohol abusers.
Tree of life
This program supports individuals and families. This program provides guidance and support to aide them in helping guide their family member back to the place they were before the addiction. This program consists of two 2 hour small group sessions per week (2-5 families) led by a professional staff. This program follows a method based on a curriculum, in this group students will learn that better choices equal’s healthier alternatives for the whole family and future generations. Each family member will be given a reflections journal. The facilitator leads the group through a series of topics/educational points about drug and alcohol abuse. Students make entries in their journals about their own behaviors and their family members then have a brief discussion.
No Taste Test
This program teaches the youth to avoid the pressures of sexual relationships due to alcohol and drug abuse. This program consists of three 1 hour and 30 minutes small group sessions per week led by a professional staff. As an effort to teach the youth why and how sustaining from becoming sexually active and the results that using a controlled substance can cause. This program also serves as a training tool for the youth that feel they have been neglected especially when they have a parent that is on drugs or abuses alcohol because they tend to feel unloved and will result to sex as a means of love. We teach the youth to honor and respect themselves and not to rely on another person to fill voids left by an absent parent. This program is a six month program, students will receive a purity pin upon completion of the program.
STEM PLUS Program
We will offer the STEM PLUS program for students of Drug/Alcohol abusers. STEM PLUS education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics plus physical education. Students will be allowed to come to the STEM PLUS Program from M-F 4:00pm-6:00pm. Students shall range from the ages of 5-18.
Ensuring the Future Before and After care Program
Ensuring the Future before and after care program focuses on the basics. This program is designed to enhance the children's social, cultural, educational, and physical development, as well as meet the needs of parents by offering a safe, accessible, and affordable school-based program. Child care begins at 6:00 AM and operates until the start of the school day (8:00 AM). The afternoon session begins at the end of the school day (3:00 PM) and operates until 6:00 PM. The program follows the regular school calendar. When schools are closed, the program is closed. When schools are open for any part of the day, the program is open.
Ensuring the Future Arts Program
Ensuring the Future Arts Program focuses on the various types and forms of Arts. We embrace dance, theater, and art. This program will enhance the children’s educational, cultural, physical, and social development. The program consists of professional choreographers, artist and actors to help advance and mold the children to become professionals in their future profession. The children will learn all the different forms and techniques on the various Arts. However, they will have tons of fun learning.
Back to the Basics
This program will provide students with the tools to rebuild their lives and operate in society as an upstanding citizen. We teach our students to develop a plan to live on a budget and create a strategy for their family to live a healthy, debt free, and successful life. This program consists of three 1 hour and 30 minutes small group sessions per week led by a professional staff. We teach techniques on major life skills such as: running a home, paying bills, home repairs, communication, and repairing damaged credit reports. Our students will learn these skills through trainings and workshops.
PARENTING AND FAMILY UNIFICATION
ABCD’s of Parenting Program
Alcohol, Babies, Children, and drugs do not mix. This program teaches parenting classes. Alcohol, Babies, Children and Drugs Program contains five 1 hour and 30 minutes small group sessions per week led by a professional. The program will have various methods of learning. The program will provide students with specific educational goals, objectives, session activities and handouts, interactive activities along with DVD’s that provides real life scenes portrayed by actors depicting different stories where alcohol and other drugs plays a significant role in the event. This program will enhance student’s awareness and knowledge about parenting.
United We Are, Divided We Fall
This program helps those who have suffered from an addiction to be reconnected with their family. We also provide reconnecting options and tools needed to rekindle a relationship between a parent who was once absent and their child or rekindle a relationship with an immediate loved one. This program will teach the family on how they are able to assist them in their recovery without being judgmental and angry. This program contains five 1 hour and 30 minutes small group sessions per week led by a professional.
HOMELESS TO HOUSING
The housing program enables an addict to learn how to regain/purchase a home and how to maintain that home. This program will offer guidance to those who are not aware of how to apply for housing and what's needed to qualify. This program works hand and hand with some housing programs in Washington D.C. We provide referrals for housing in the District of Columbia.
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