There are some fairly terrifying aspects of the proposed 2017 Michigan budget, specifically Section 298 – which eliminates Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP’s) in our state and puts the money into the HMO’s. Like Massachusetts and New Jersey, we do not want our local mental health and substance use providers to end up closing outpatient practices because of inadequate reimbursement rates and insufficient business. Section 298 will cut off access to a modality of services in order to keep the rest of the providers’ operations intact.
I met Sherman Stennis in January of 2014. Mr. Stennis was my first client as a Peer Recovery Coach at Home of New Vision (HNV). I noticed right away that he was on fire for recovery.
Sherman has a history of over forty years in dealing with addiction. It was blatantly obvious that he was ready to change his life style so we immediately started working a viable recovery plan. He would attend a Men’s Group here at the agency that I facilitated, and attend twelve step meetings of his choice throughout the course of the week. Sherman also had an awesome team of HNV professionals working with him which included a therapist, case manager, and other supports (the professionals here at HNV love being around him because he has a very magnetic personality and has a positive impact on everyone he comes into contact with).
During the entire time, he lived in the shelter at the Delonis Center with Continue reading →
We understand that right about now (the day before Thanksgiving), things start getting crazy. So… if you’re going to fight this holiday season, here’s A Fight Worth Getting Into!
We wish you joy, happiness and a stress free holiday!
Tons of Love,
Home of New Vision
We’ve all heard of the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. We tend to see a copy of the magazine or a gardening magazine of some sort in the waiting room of our doctor’s office or at the grocery store in the checkout lane. Unless you are into gardening, you might only pick it up and browse through it out of boredom or maybe the thought of having your own garden has crossed your mind at some point. Well here’s an opportunity to get involved with gardening if you are interested… At Home of New Vision, we have plots at Growing Hope which is a community garden for clients to take part in.
Being an intern at Home of New Vision, I have been assigned to research the benefits of gardening or horticultural therapy. Turns out there are many benefits and I never Continue reading →
You can tell boundaries are being ignored if there are one or more of the following characteristic symptoms:
Over Enmeshment: This symptom requires everyone to follow the rule that everyone must do everything together and that everyone is to think, feel and act in the same way. No one is allowed to deviate from the family or group norms. Everyone looks homogeneous. Continue reading →
I went to my first MCBAP Training recently and it was a much better experience than I had anticipated. I come from an art background and found by being behind the scenes, I was able to see the professionals who work in this field sincerely care about people and what happens to them (which made me feel even better when I walk into my therapist’s office!). I was interested in the subject, but didn’t exactly know what to expect. Curtis Thornton, LMSW, CAADC, SAP, Clinical Director at Home of New Vision was quite entertaining in his delivery of knowledge and changed-up his methods throughout the day to educate us. Honestly, I was impressed by the entertainment to educational training ratio and I can’t wait for the Overdose Prevention Training.
On a side note, I understand that many of you get certain types of credits for attending trainings. This particular one is pending MCBAP credits, however, Overdose Prevention Training for Professionals Continue reading →