Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Lifeline Connections
57 followers
57 followers
About
Lifeline Connections's interests
Lifeline Connections's posts

Post has attachment
Last week, we had our August Employee Luncheon. In addition to enjoying delicious food, we were able to recognize some of our outstanding employees! Jen (in blue) is part of our nursing staff. She received the Integrity Award, and was nominated by her peers. Michelle, who is part of our front office team, won the Executive Award. We have an amazing team at Lifeline Connections!
Photo

Post has attachment
Two local non-profits collaborate to end homelessness for addicts 
(Vancouver, WA) – A natural partnership between two local non-profit agencies provides much needed housing and support services to people looking for a fresh start after years of addiction and mental health struggles. Lifeline Connections, a behavioral health organization that treats mental health and substance use disorders, and Second Step Housing, a provider of affordable housing linked to case management have formed a partnership to better serve Clark County residents challenged by addictions, mental health disorders and homelessness.
The Kauffman House is a six bedroom home that provides adults with histories of addiction and homelessness the opportunity to build a positive rental history and connect with employment opportunities and other support services that help them prepare for permanent unsupported housing.  Applicants must be active clients of Lifeline Connections and agree to participate in activities that maintain sobriety, increase income and reduce or eliminate the often lifelong barriers to self-sufficiency. Adherence to these program guidelines can result in a good rental history, increased income and the potential to facilitate a smooth transition to permanent non-supported housing. 
Tenancy in the Kauffman House quickly filled to capacity. Current residents have already begun to take ownership by building garden boxes and planting vegetables and flowers. They collaborate to share resources, maintain the house and yard and they mediate all conflict issues. Everyone in the house engages in treatment and other sobriety support services and all are is actively seeking employment with two residents already employed. 
Second Step Housing has a 90% success rate in moving both individuals and families through the various steps of housing to the ultimate goal of permanent independent housing.  The impact for Clark County means that 225 adults and approximately 200 children each year are in homes.  Now, because of this collaboration between two non-profit agencies, one more segment of the population has the opportunity for stable housing while building skills, in their recovery, from substance use and mental disorders.
Photo

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Heroin...nothing good about it.

Post has attachment
"People in recovery aren't bad. They're sick. They're hurt. They're lost."

Post has attachment
A great write up on our book Lifeline Changed My Storyline...

Post has attachment
Lifeline Connections is expanding mental health services to Orchards
 
Adults living and working in East Clark County will soon have the option of accessing mental health services in Orchards.  Lifeline Connections will open a mental health office treating the full range of mental health conditions Monday, July 20th. The office is in the Eastridge Business Center located at the corner of NE 117th and 95th at 11719 NE 95th Street, Suite A, Vancouver.

This is the first expansion for Lifeline Connections since moving into the Clark County Center for Community Health Building in 2006. Funding for the expansion is provided by Southwest Washington Behavioral Health who administers and coordinates public mental health services in Clark and Skamania Counties.

Office hours at the new location will be 8:00am-6:00pm with some evening appointments available and possible expansion of future weekend hours.
Photo

Post has attachment
We are so proud to announce the release of "Lifeline Changed My Storyline," a new book from Lifeline Connections and a team from the 2015 class of Leadership Clark County. Nine months in the making, the book celebrates the stories of 14 survivors living in recovery (Athena is featured in the below photo).
The $20 books will be available for sale this Saturday at the BBQ. You can also contact us through social media or at www.lifelineconnections.org if you are interested in purchasing a copy.
Photo
Photo
2015-06-24
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Lifeline Connections teamed up with a Leadership Clark County team to help change the stigma of addiction.  A team from the 2015 class of Leadership Clark County spent the last nine months working with individuals in recovery from drugs and alcohol to capture their stories of recovery and create a book Lifeline Changed My Storyline.  For information on the project or to purchase a book visit www.lifelineconnections.org.
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded