Phoenix House Foundation

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 164 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
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  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Drug Treatment
Short description:
In 1972, Phoenix House became an independent nonprofit organization and has since grown to become the nation’s leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention services operating more than 123 programs in eleven states. Currently, it cares for a population of more than 6,000 men, women, and adolescents. Phoenix House works with teens at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and adolescents. These include assessment and evaluation, detoxification, outpatient and residential programs, sober living residences, after-school and day programs for teens, case management, special women’s services, and programs that serve substance abusers with mental health problems.

Among Phoenix House milestones was its role in creating the country’s first correctional treatment unit, a model now widely replicated in prisons throughout the country and abroad. Phoenix House was also an early provider of treatment as an alternative to prison. And, in 1983 Phoenix House opened its first Phoenix House Academy, a residential high school where teens can make up schooling lost to drugs and recapture opportunities for higher education and careers. Eleven Phoenix Academies now operate in seven states. In 2005, the Phoenix House Academy was designated a “model program” by the U.S. Department of Justice, and the federal government subsequently has listed the Academy model in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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