News By Tag
News By Place
Inpatient Drug Rehab in West Jordan for Homeless
A new inpatient drug rehab in West Jordan, Utah recently opened to assist the local homeless people struggling with addiction.
By: Addiction Now
The addiction treatment center, Valley EPIC (Evidence-based Programs and Interventions Campus) — owned by the nonprofit network of clinics Valley Behavioral Health — has 75 beds at the moment with the plan to eventually have 99 in total.
Before the inpatient drug rehab center opened, the nonprofit had a few programs for homeless people in place. Valley Shorefront is an outpatient addiction treatment center assisting those suffering from a severe mental illness and substance use disorder. Safe Haven Transitional Housing has 25 temporary housing units for the homeless struggling with mental illness while Safe Haven Permanent Housing helps homeless people find a place to live. Valley Homefront Permanent Housing helps eight homeless people by giving them apartments and not needing to supervise them as frequently as those who have just entered the program.
The Homeless Report from the Utah Department of Workforce Services stated that 2,852 Utah residents were counted as homeless as of January 25, 2017, which was a 1.6 percent increase from 2016.
The report also highlighted that 113 single homeless people were placed in diversion programs in 2017 — 33 percent successfully diverted while 16 percent fell back into homelessness. . And 45 percent of the 372 homeless families that were placed in diversion programs were successfully diverted while 14 percent fell back into homelessness.