Pocahontas House

Recovery Home for Men and Women

 

Louisiana Health and Rehab Center (LHRC)–Pocahontas House provides quality, comprehensive treatment to functionally homeless substance use disordered men and women who also have a positive diagnosis of HIV/AIDS or other physical conditions or stabilized mental illness in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Services will focus on clients developing and maintaining a healthy and safe drug-free lifestyle, with particular emphasis on the unique safety aspects required because of the comorbidity of substance use disorder and other physical conditions, including HIV/AIDS.

PHILOSOPHY

LHRC–Pocahontas House views substance use disorder as a destructive primary, progressive, fatal disease. While there is no cure for substance use disorder, we believe that recovery and flourishing lives are possible through trauma-informed systems of care and the time-tested 12-Step Recovery Program on which Pocahontas House treatment is based. Our foundational belief is that each individual has value and can reach their God-given potential.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The person-centered treatment modalities at LHRC–Pocahontas House holistically address clients’ needs by providing long-term residential substance abuse treatment, transportation, life skills, access to and management of medical care, and comprehensive case management services. These are all designed to promote the behavioral modifications necessary for an emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy and safe drug-free lifestyle.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Housing (11 bed capacity)
  • Home-like atmosphere
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Support Groups
  • Substance Use Disorder Evaluations/Assessments
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Group Counseling
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Individual Counseling
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Family Sessions (as needed)
  • Aftercare Group Sessions
  • Nutrition Education
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Housing Placement
  • HIV Education
  • Medical and Non-medical Case Management
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Life Skills Training
  • Job Search and Job Placement Assistance
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 Hours of Operation

 

 

 

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Must have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder
  • Must actively participate in treatment as specified by the Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Must agree to allow LHRC to assist in money management
  • Must commit to a 60-day residency
  • Must actively participate in competitive employment and housing placement initiatives—job search and/or academic pursuits
  • HIV and other physical conditions or mental illness must be stabilized

GOALS

  • Assist clients in remaining alcohol and drug free
  • Assist clients in gaining access to necessary and available services
  • Assist in monitoring clients’ behavioral modification progress
  • Assist clients in developing and maintaining an appropriately independent productive, and safe lifestyle


POCAHONTAS HOUSE CONTACTS

Desmarie O’Conner, BS, CAC
Home Case Manager
tel  |  225.448.2737
fax  |  225.771.8129
 
Shawne Langston, MA, LPC, LAC, CCS
Clinical Director
tel  |  225.927.0770
fax  |  225.927.0771
 
Soundra Temple-Johnson
Executive Director
tel  |  225.231.2490
fax  |  225.231.2775