Warm Hand Off (WHO)
We currently work with local hospitals under the Warm Hand Off Project responding 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to these services, our Warm Hand Off project with local hospitals demonstrates our proficiency in navigation and referral to local treatment providers. The success of our navigational assistance from the ER to detox or treatment has proven the overall effectiveness of the project. Kathy Brunner is the program coordinator for this project. She is available for your questions; however, it is the outreach coordinator’s job to assist the CPRS during office hours. There are currently six CPRSs that work in this program.
Lorain County Recovery Court
Under the Lorain County Recovery Court project, our peers connect on a regular basis with participants and work hand-in-hand with P.O. court officials, recovery houses, and treatment providers to enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes for the client.
We work with Lise Day from the Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Board (ADAS), who is the coordinator for this project. There are four CPRSs who engage with participants in this program.
Police Assisted Project (PAP)
Under this project, CPRSs respond with 75 minutes to calls from participating police stations throughout Lorain County. This program is similar to WHO in that we consider it one of our emergency projects and peers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any one looking for help with their addiction can go into a participating police station, ask for help, and they will contact us immediately.
Individuals in need of our assistance that do not fit under the requirements of the above programs are still provided with CPRS services. This are the people that do not come to us through the hospitals, courts or police stations. Often times they are referred to us or call our office and ask for help. We also connect with them through the Lorain County Harm Reduction Program and the Pre- and Post-Release program with CBCF.