Joseph House Receives Grants to Launch Outpatient Pilot Program

Joseph House recently received three grants to help launch an outpatient pilot program to engage veterans struggling with addiction to get their lives back on track.

The gifts included $72,000 from Disabled American Veterans, $50,000 from Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and $25,000 from Spalding. Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Joseph House will utilize the funding to start up an eight-week intervention program for veterans in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

“Our military has been involved in one of the longest periods of warfighting in our country’s history, and the stress, multiple deployments and combat exposure often leave lasting, ‘invisible’ injuries on our service members,” said Joseph House Executive Director Alicia Patterson. “This partnership with GCF will bolster our ability to effectively meet our most at-risk veterans ‘where they are’ and implement an evidence-based outpatient curriculum to deepen their commitment to recovery with meaningful social support.”

The drug education and relapse prevention sessions will be a collaborative effort between Joseph House, the court system and the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek out the region’s most vulnerable veterans and expand access to treatment through the justice system, a vital connection point for this population.

Joseph House provided treatment services to more than 130 Tri-state veterans in 2019 and has been recognized by the Veterans Treatment Court and VA Community Outreach Division.