Mental Health

Hope Center clients receive mental health services across many programs–from the Emergency Shelter to the Men’s and Women’s Recovery Programs to Outreach and beyond. Learn more about these specific programs on their individual programs pages (see menu on the right).

We operate a SHARE (Supportive Housing for Adaptive Reentry) Program in both our men’s and women’s residential facilities that is primarily focused on serving clients with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Individual and crisis intervention counseling is also available as needed by SHARE Program staff. See FAQ’s below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

SHARE is an acronym for Supportive Housing for Adaptive Reentry. Formerly, this program was called the Dual Diagnosis Program (or DDP) because it is intended to serve those in need of services for both mental health disorder(s) and substance use disorder.

Payee services, medication management, housing support, transitional/sober living, supportive case management, psychoeducational groups, life-skills assessment and training, job training (peer mentor track), group therapy, community referrals to mental health, medical and educational services and 12-step meetings.

Yes. Part of being in the Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis Program at the Hope Center involves clients keeping regularly-scheduled appointments with a counselor and psychiatric prescriber . Scheduled medications like benzodiazepines and opioid medications are banned from property. A full list of banned medications will be provided upon request. Once medication is prescribed, we can help you get the prescription filled and will monitor when you take it to verify compliance.

At this time, we are only accepting referrals through the Department of Corrections for our SHARE Program. As that changes, we will update this information.

Not immediately. However, we have 4 single rooms reserved for clients who are assigned to support their peers with specific roles and duties.

The SHARE Program has staff specifically trained and certified to help any qualifying client with the application process through the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) track. SOAR seeks to end homelessness through increased access to SSI/SSDI income support. This process aims to help qualifying individuals get approved for SSI/SSDI within 90 days while it normally takes 2-3 years to go through the process of applying for disability by yourself or with an attorney.

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a low-income program that assists individuals who are disabled and have not paid enough into Social Security to qualify for regular Social Security disability. In this program, your situation may be reviewed periodically to make sure you are still eligible. SSDI, or Social Security Disability Income, is for individuals who have paid enough to Social Security to qualify for regular disability. Some people receive a combination of both SSI and SSDI, and others receive only one or the other – the type of assistance you receive depends on how much you have worked.

Yes. College and University student practicums are available to students interested in a career in Human Services, Social Work, Psychiatry or Psychology. Our facility provides supervision hours by a Social Worker or clinical counselor in either the Men or Women’s Recovery Program or the Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis Program. For more information, contact Substance Use Disorder Clinician, Emily Lange, at (859) 225-4673 ext. 108 or elange@hopect.org or Mental Health Coordinator, Shawn Luchtefeld at (859) 543-2222 ext. 26 or sluchetefeld@hopectr.org. Typically practicum student positions are based on needs, experience and availability.