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Luzerne Treatment Center In-Patient Drug and Alcohol Community Corrections LUZERNE TREATMENT CENTER 600 East Luzerne Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 LOCATION MinSec Companies Luzerne Campus is located in NE Philadelphia, in the Juniata section of the city. Easily accessible by public transportation, Luzerne will provide transportation services for clients from the surrounding counties. Clinical application of all treatment services are provided under the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and licensed by the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure. HOURS OF OPERATION The Luzerne Community Corrections Center is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Clinical staff are on-site Monday-Friday from 8: 00 A. M. -8: 00 P. M., and management staff are on-site Monday-Friday from 8: 00 A. M. -5: 00 P. M. Security staff are on site twenty-four hours a day, and clinical staff and management staff are on-call twenty-four hours a day as well. TARGET POPULATION MinSec provides addiction treatment services to an adult population. Clients who are eighteen years of age and over, are referred and funded through a variety of sources including, county referrals, county corrections, private sector and state funding through the Department of Public Welfare or the PA State Department of Corrections; private insurance and self-pay may also be arranged.They are a fully licensed facility and treat individuals from the five county area, which includes Philadelphia, and the four suburban counties, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester. The primary purpose of the MinSec treatment component is to prepare the clients of the Luzerne Treatment Center with the necessary tools to successfully re-enter the community. Each client is served with the ability to make choices that ensure the very best chances to: remain clean and sober, be productive members of society, and rejoin their families and social structures in a healthy manner. The overall philosophy of the substance abuse treatment program is based on the disease concept of addiction. Emphasis is placed on its progression, systems of denial, anti-social and criminal behavior, medical complications for the abuser, and the effects on the family, the community, and the work place, as well as the physiological and psychological effects of substance use and abuse. The Luzerne Campus utilizes a holistic approach to treating substance abuse problems by addressing significant clinical issues and related behaviors. A majority of the treatment in a therapeutic community is based on group interaction and positive peer pressure. Group therapy is the time in which program members become aware of the issues, which led to their addiction, and begin to deal with these issues. All groups are facilitated by professional staff and are designed to provide peer feedback and advice. The anticipated outcome of this curriculum is that residents will become aware of how the treatment methods they are learning apply to all aspects of their life and not just their addiction. They will develop coping skills that will enable them to develop and improve all aspects of their life, not just skills that aid in the treatment for one facet of their life, the addiction. The Luzerne Treatment Center offers opportunities for clients to improve their quality of life by developing and maintaining a positive lifestyle through the improvement of basic life skills, building self-esteem and acquiring the skills that are necessary to maintain an honest, drug-free and crime-free lifestyle. The treatment approach, combined with an intensive addiction education program and graduated re-entry process is ideal for addressing chronic substance abuse.
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Record last updated: Jul 31 2014 11:21AM
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Addresses

  • James Walker
    600 East Luzerne St
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
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Phone Numbers

  • Project Director
    (215) 634-8960 x115
  • Facility Director
    (215) 634-8960 x228
  • Utilization Review
    (215) 634-8960 x220
  • Administrative Manager
    (215) 634-8960x206

FAX

  • (215) 634-8962

Languages

  • Spanish
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Shakeya
2/23/2012 1:29:15 PM

This place is corrupt, its a cesspool. The staff are taking advantage of the residents there by sleeping with them. The administration takes a large percent of the residents paycheck, although they are aware of the hardships an ex-offender faces in finding employment once reentering society.
Transitions
3/25/2012 7:31:17 AM

You can easily feel within the atmosphere of this facility that it is going through some much needed and positive transition. And if that’s so, as a visitor to this facility (a family member was a resident there)may I put in my “two-cents”: 1. Get some level of professionalism is your staff. 2. Treat the residents’ family with respect. 3. FEED those guys real, man-size servings of healthy food(something you would eat yourself and feed to your love ones. Maybe resident and staff should eat together, the same foods).
FORMER RESIDENT
2/23/2013 5:27:14 AM

THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT HELPING YOU TRANSITION BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY. THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO FURTHER EDUCATION. IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT, THEY TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 40% TO 50% OF YOUR PAY. THEY PREACH MONEY MANAGEMENT THEN WONT ALLOW YOU TO OPEN A CHECKING OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT. THEY SEND YOU TO A CHECK CASHING PLACE TO CASH YOUR CHECK WHERE THEY CHARGE YOU AT LEAST 20%. THE FOOD THEY SERVE IS WORST THAN PRISON FOOD. THE DIRECTOR MS. BROWN IS MEAN AND DISRESPECTFUL. SHE SPEAKS TO THE RESIDENTS RUDELY DAILY. DON'T EVEN ASK THE STAFF ABOUT THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COFFEE. THEY CLAIM TO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT. I COULD GO ON & ON ABOUT THIS PLACE...THE BOTTOM LINE IS. THEY DO NOT HELP WITH YOUR TRANSITION THEY ARE A HINDERANCE...
tortured resident
7/10/2014 6:06:59 PM

they are racist theives, they feed you food you wouldnt feed an animal ms brown is openly racist and very disrespectful they dont help you find housing so you have to stay the counselors are right off the corner very uneducated and mean agent fletcher openy states he hates whites and ricans this place needs to be closed or ran by professionals not people who cant even help themselves
 
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