Health/Medical
6:06 am
Fri May 24, 2013

New Journeys Facility Opens

Journeys is a program run by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha.

The program is intended to help adolescents who are dealing with substance abuse and mental health problems. 

Teri Speck is Director for Journeys. Speck says the program, which has been running for 10 years, is now located in a new facility. 

She says the new building houses both the residential and outpatient components under the same roof. 

Speck says Journeys provides different levels of care, performs chemical dependency assessments, and provides community support.

"Outpatient appointments based on client needs.  We have intensive outpatient which is 9 hours of group therapy a week and in addition to that it’s either individual or family sessions every week as well.  And we have our therapeutic group home, which is our newly expanded 16 bed program.”

Speck says the average stay is four to six months.