Aftercare services are offered to graduates of all of our programs. These services are crucial to the recovery process as they are offered to our clients at a very vulnerable time: during the transition into independent living and family reunification while maintaining sobriety. The following are our aftercare programs:
The outpatient program serves women on parole, women referred as an alternative
to incarceration and women from the community requiring substance abuse services.
These women may or may not have participated in Greenhope’s residential
and/or day treatment programs. Some clients may have parole and/or court stipulations
that they participate in aftercare outpatient services.
The alumnae association was established in 2001. With twenty-five active
members, the alumnae association meets regularly to provide support
to women who have successfully graduated from our programs.
With funding in part by Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th C.D., Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council, Greenhope will be able to offer a new Aftercare and Follow-up initiative for its graduates and graduates of citywide substance abuse/alternative to incarceration programs for women. It is at this time, after graduation, that women are particularly vulnerable to relapse and recidivism given the immense pressures of re-entry such as family reconciliation, job retention, housing, relapse prevention and adherence to health care. Greenhope proposes to significantly enhance its current Aftercare program by becoming a citywide, comprehensive support and follow up center for women transitioning to independent living offering family therapy, vocational/educational counseling, parenting skills, and housing and medical assistance.