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To create opportunities and environments that
empower people to recover, to succeed in
accomplishing their goals, and
to reconnect to themselves,
others, and to meaning and
purpose in life.
Recovery Innovations Freise HOPE House:
For us HOPE stands for . . . Helping Others through Peer Empowerment. Our house is a short-term, voluntary, mental health crisis residential program, licensed by the State of California. It is modeled after the Recovery Innovations Peer-operated Living Room program in Phoenix, Arizona. Here we focus on the Recovery Principles of hope, encouragement, empowerment, focusing on strengths and community integration. We are able to welcome 14 guests for up to 30 days providing individuals in crisis an alternative to inpatient hospitalization. It is an opportunity for our guests to transform current experiences and barriers into skills and abilities. We also provide a collaborative team consisting of Recovery Innovations, Kern County Mental Health and Bethany Services, which presents our guests with a unique opportunity to have a direct link to the support they need to achieve their goals and to connect to services such as, housing, doctors, medication services, and employment.
- Educational classes, such as WRAP, WELL, and Medication for Success
- 24 hour Peer Support from our Recovery Coaches who are the evidence that recovery is possible!
- Weekly guest directed team meetings to review progress of individual solutions and identify needs for further supportive services.
- Community Resources: We provide class outings in the community to resources that promote wellness and recovery. Such as the CFLC, Art for Healing, and the Library. Guests are able to have approved outings to attend appointments that are supportive of achieving their recovery solutions.
- Opportunities to work one-on-one or in groups settings with Peer Recovery Coaches, Recovery Educator, and Shift Coordinators.
- Computer and Internet access.
- Collaborative Team of Recovery Innovations, Kern County Mental Health, and Bethany Services.
- 1 year of supportive (aftercare) services through Bethany Services after transitioning from RIFHH.
- Chef and Family style dining: Our chef provides delicious healthy meals and a weekly cooking class that promotes your physical wellness.
- Outdoor Activities: RIFHH has a large back yard for activities that promote wellness, such as croquet, badminton, volley ball, Frisbee, and waffle ball. In addition, we also have a garden for guests to help with gardening.