Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention Services
Taking STEPS to Build a Healthier Community
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW ARE IN CRISIS NOW, PLEASE CALL: STEPS at Liberty Center Phone: 330-264-8498
Louree Edington Ladrach, long-term Residential Therapist for STEPS has retired. Shown here, during a reception in her honor on 1/29, Louree receives a gift commemorating her many years of service to STEPS and our community. Many guests attended and wished Louree well. Luckily for STEPS, Louree is staying on in a part-time role for now... Best wishes, Louree! Thank you!
Phyllis Jones, our Youth Prevention Specialist recently retired after 14 years of service to STEPS at Liberty Center. She is pictured to the right during a reception held to recognize her services for our communities. Phyllis worked with many of our local youth with peer led prevention activities to keep them off of alcohol and drugs and also led the youth mentoring program. We'll miss you, Phyllis!
Coalition for Healthy Communities Holds Press Conference to Spotlight the Success of the Medicaid Program for People with Behavioral Health Illnesses
The Coalition for Healthy Communities, a consortium representing 22 statewide organizations and co-chaired by the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, held a press conference in Columbus on January 27 to hear from a variety of individuals about the positive impact of the current Medicaid program eligibility level. Presenters included consumers, family members, a provider, law enforcement and a Common Pleas Drug Court Coordinator. Bobbi Douglas (pictured speaking in the press conference), Executive Director of Liberty Center Connections spoke as a provider and a representative of the Ohio Council. See the PRESS RELEASE for more information.
Liberty Center Connections Benefits from Project Linus!
Project Linus, a national, 100% volunteer, non-profit organization represented in Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties, donated 70 blankets to Liberty Center Connections. Project Linus has donated 900 blankets locally in the last year and over 2 million blankets donated since 1995. The blankets are for children housed in Julia's Place, our domestic violence shelter and for children housed in Beacon House or Noble House our residential, addiction treatment centers. Shown here, Darlene Berresford (pictured on right) of The College of Wooster and the Wayne County Coordinator for Project Linus gives some of the 70 blankets to Dr. Gina Patterson (on the left), the Clinical Director for Liberty Center Connections. Liberty Center Connections thanks Project Linus for the generous and much-needed blankets.
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Career Opportunities With Dynamic Organization
Liberty Center Connections is dedicated to the prevention & treatment of substance abuse and providing counseling and education in areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. We are expanding and looking for several enthusiastic, compassionate and professional individuals to join our team. We are currently looking for Counselors, an Intake Coordinator, and residential/shelter positions. We offer comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) pension, holiday and paid time off with flexibility. EOE. Send resume to: Careers, 104 Spink Street, Wooster OH 44691 or click HERE to email your resume to us. To learn more, visit HERE.
Every Woman’s House & STEPS at Liberty Center are looking for dedicated individuals to volunteer in several different areas of our organization. If you are interested in volunteering with either agency you must first apply. Please contact Rhiannon Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330)-804-3135.
Please consider a donation to Brian's Fund. Donations may be submitted in several fashions:
By Check or Money Order: Please make payable to LCC STEPS at Liberty Center and enter “Brian's Fund” in the memo section. Send checks or money orders to Liberty Center Connections, 104 Spink St., Wooster, OH 44691
Online: Please click the “Donate Here” in the Brian's Fund online donation box just below and follow the PayPal directions.
In-Kind Donations: Donations of material items, goods or services may be made in Brian's name. Donations are accepted at Liberty Center Connections, 104 Spink St., Wooster, OH 44691 or call Liberty Center Connections at (330)264-8498 to inquire.
Stepping Stones Mentoring, a program of STEPS at Liberty Center, in collaboration with Edgewood Middle School in Wooster and Orrville Middle School, needs your help! Mentors for middle school youth are needed for the 2014-2015 school year. It doesn't take special skills to be a mentor. One hour a week can make a difference. Training and support are provided to assure a successful mentor/mentee relationship. Feel free to pass this information on to others.
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Recovery is possible...
"My story started at 17 years old. At that time I had never imagined myself in AA or having a problem with drugs and alcohol. It was an occasional solution to the huge hole inside of me that I was trying to fill. It seemed to be the only temporary fix that I could find. The progression of my disease got worse and I could not stop. I tried to do it on my own and I couldn’t. I took my son to counseling, told his counselor I had a problem, and that I needed help. He referred me to STEPS and that is where my journey began. Through STEPS I got a counselor who is great and she helped me so much. I also attended different classes [groups] to learn to deal with situations in everyday life. STEPS directed me to AA where I have worked the 12 steps, got a sponsor, and now sponsor others. I have a year sober as of November 19. I give back to STEPS and AA every chance I get. I can’t give enough. Thanks to STEPS for helping me get my life back. I am so grateful today for the person I have become. All my thanks go to STEPS!"
The above is an excerpt from a true client story.
To prevent and treat chemical dependency and abuse through strategies which meet the needs of individuals, families and communities.
STEPS provides the only full-service, substance abuse assessment, treatment, education, and prevention program in Wayne and Holmes counties. Treatment options include individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, couples therapy, case management, medication assisted therapy, a drug court program, and family therapy.
Residential services provide treatment for chemical dependency in a residential setting. These services assist clients to gain recovery tools to allow for long-term sobriety and help them transition back to the community as stable, self-sufficient citizens.
New Holmes County Office
Liberty Center Connections, Inc. has moved our offices in Holmes County to:
34C South Clay St.Millersburg, OH 44654
We're excited about our new space and expanded services. Every Woman's House (a program of Liberty Center Connections, Inc.) has been serving Holmes County for 20 years. STEPS (Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention Services) is now in operation in Holmes County.
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Wayne County - Wooster
STEPS at Liberty Center
Wayne County Office 104 Spink Street / Gault Liberty Center Wooster, Ohio 44691 Ph. 330-263-6021 Fax 330-264-3777 Open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM*Wednesday & Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM *NOTE -- Doors open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, after 8:00 PM by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Holmes County - Millersburg
STEPS at Liberty Center - Holmes County
34-C South Clay St. Millersburg, Ohio 44654 Phone: 330-674-1020 Fax: 330-674-1047
Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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