OneEighty’s Ongoing Mission: Life-Changing Care

Bobbi Douglas

OneEighty has a proud legacy of success in supporting individuals struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Year after year, we witness countless transformations – moments where individuals find their path towards a brighter future. These successes are a testament to the power of our comprehensive programs and the unwavering dedication of our staff.

However, the need for these services remains constant. OneEighty served 9% more individuals in the fiscal year 2023 compared to 2022. This translates to additional people receiving crucial addiction treatment services in the community. This surge highlights a concerning rise in substance use struggles and underscores the importance of accessible treatment programs. 

OneEighty is committed to expanding its reach and impact in the upcoming fiscal year to build on everything we’ve accomplished in 2023. We’ve established ambitious client outreach and service goals for each of our programs, all aimed at aligning with our core mission: helping people overcome addiction and mental health challenges and rebuild their lives; strengthening our community; and supporting survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

OneEighty in 2023: Building on Success and Addressing Challenges

In 2023, OneEighty achieved remarkable successes despite facing numerous challenges. Based on a 2023 survey, OneEighty boasts impressive client outcomes, where:

  • 95% of outpatients had positive discharges
  • 71% of outpatient participants maintained sobriety 90 days post-discharge
  • 96% of outpatient clients had no new arrests

These statistics translate to real lives transformed. They showcase the demonstrably positive impact OneEighty has on the individuals and families we serve.

Let’s delve into some of the insights from Bobbi Douglas, OneEighty’s Executive Director, to support the narrative of our clients’ journeys. 

Increased Reach and Services

One of the key highlights of 2023 was OneEighty’s expansion in serving a broader range of individuals and communities. Bobbi Douglas noted our efforts to reach diverse populations and provide tailored services to meet their needs. This inclusivity led to an increase in the number of people served and showcased our dedication to ensuring access to care for all. 

Bobbi explained, “I think we’re actively working to broaden the variety of people that seek our services and to reach out to other populations. We saw an increase in the number of people we serve – significant increases in not only the number of people we serve but the amount of services we provided.” 

Trauma-Focused Care

One of the key highlights of 2023 was the organization’s emphasis on trauma-focused care. Recognizing the importance of addressing underlying traumas, OneEighty implemented progressive approaches to trauma-informed treatment. This emphasis on holistic care not only enhances the effectiveness of our services but also demonstrates our commitment to evolving the best practices in the field.

Addressing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In addition to our dedication to addiction treatment, OneEighty remains deeply committed to addressing issues of domestic violence and sexual assault within the communities we serve. In 2023, the OneEighty team helped 156 adults and children through our emergency shelter, with almost 9,500 total days of shelter being provided. We helped report 17 sexual assault calls to our Sexual Assault Response Team and provided 2,044 hours of victim advocacy through our programs. 

With a trauma-focused approach in 2024, we plan to continue providing comprehensive support services to survivors, including counseling, advocacy, and emergency shelter. 

Support for Pregnant Women

OneEighty’s impact extended to supporting pregnant women struggling with substance use. With a focus on promoting healthy outcomes for both mothers and babies, the organization’s efforts in this area yielded positive results. In 2023, OneEighty contributed to 5 pregnant women delivering healthy babies. “I’m so very proud to say that the pregnant women in our programs typically have positive outcomes in terms of birthing healthy, beautiful babies,” said Bobbi when reflecting on success in 2023. The provision of specialized services tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers underscores our dedication to comprehensive care. 

Substance Use Crisis Hotline/ Treatment Navigator

Another significant achievement was establishing our Substance Use Crisis Line, which received over 600 calls in 2023. This invaluable resource provides individuals with immediate support and guidance, particularly during critical moments of crisis. By offering round-the-clock assistance, OneEighty demonstrates our responsiveness to the community’s urgent needs.

“I think our team should celebrate the fact that our substance use crisis line had over 600 calls last year. And I think it’s pretty impressive that people are reaching out.  I think that’s been one of the best things we ever added – we now have somebody available to talk to people 24/7,” said Bobbi. 

Community Collaboration

OneEighty’s role as a community collaborator and problem solver was evident in our involvement in initiatives such as the Partnership for a Drug-Free Wayne and Holmes County. We play a pivotal role in addressing community-wide challenges by convening stakeholders and fostering collaboration. Bobbi mused, “We’re community collaborators, and we feel like it works best if we all work together towards shared goal.”

2024 Vision: Expanding Outreach and Aligning with Industry Standards

Bobbi, the driving force behind OneEighty’s mission to provide comprehensive addiction treatment and support services, has outlined an ambitious plan for 2024. With a keen focus on expanding outreach efforts and aligning with industry standards, Bobbi and the OneEighty team are poised to make significant strides in the coming year. As we reflect on the successes of 2023, Bobbi’s vision for 2024 is clear: to serve new clients, reach diverse populations, and ensure that everyone in the community receives the support they need to face addiction.

Acquiring New Clients

OneEighty aims to expand its outreach efforts in 2024, targeting diverse populations and broadening the types of people seeking their services. This includes pregnant women and individuals in need of substance use support, ensuring that everyone in the community has access to quality care. 

OneEighty already offers a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatment approaches, including the Matrix Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and medication-assisted treatment. This diverse toolkit allows us to tailor treatment plans to individual needs, maximizing the chances of long-term recovery. 

Alignment with Industry Standards

OneEighty is committed to aligning with the aims mentioned by the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx). This involves adopting progressive approaches such as trauma-focused care, which goes beyond trauma-informed practices to provide more meaningful support. 

While alcohol dependence remains the most common diagnosis, methamphetamine use has seen a significant increase. Recognizing this shift, OneEighty can adapt our programs to address the specific challenges associated with methamphetamine addiction, ensuring we remain effective in the face of evolving trends.

By staying abreast of industry standards and best practices, OneEighty aims to enhance our services and provide comprehensive care to those in need.

Addressing Workforce Challenges

In 2024, Bobbi Douglas and the OneEighty team are gearing up to confront the pervasive workforce challenges that continue to hinder addiction treatment efforts nationwide. Recognizing the critical shortage of qualified professionals in the field, Bobbi has outlined a strategic plan aimed at bolstering our workforce to meet the increasing demand for services. 

Through improved recruitment initiatives, investment in ongoing training and development, and closer collaboration with industry partners, we hope to tackle the national workforce challenges head-on and continue our mission of providing accessible and high-quality addiction treatment services to individuals and families in need. 

Overall, the achievements of the past year, from reaching a diverse range of clients to implementing innovative programs, serve as a testament to our dedication and resilience in the face of adversity. As we set our sights on the challenges that lie ahead, Bobbi and the team at OneEighty remain steadfast in our commitment to serving our community and advancing the field of addiction treatment. With a strategic plan in place to address workforce shortages, enhance service delivery, and foster collaboration, OneEighty is poised to build upon the foundation laid in 2023 and continue making a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by addiction, mental health challenges, and domestic violence and sexual assault.

We’re Here to Support You

We help people change direction with programs for addiction, domestic violence, rape crisis, mental health, housing, and prevention and education. At OneEighty, we actively support an evidence-based approach to sustainable recovery from trauma and addiction – restoring dignity and purpose, reimagining potential, and rebuilding lives. OneEighty offers counseling programs, intensive addiction treatment programs, group addiction treatment, residential services, victim services, recovery housing, and peer recovery.

OneEighty Resources

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