History

2016

  • Welcomed the 13th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • In collaboration with Catholic Charities, Latino Substance abuse services were introduced
  • Began providing adult prevention services in Lake County which include gambling, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Completed construction of the new Oak House in February
  • Hired a nurse practitioner and introduced Medication Assisted Treatment, marking a new milestone for the agency that has historically been non-medical
  • Completed remodeling of the “old” Oak House and repurposed it as the “new” Lake House thereby expanding capacity for men by almost 50%
  • Opened Bill Horvath House, a recovery house for men in Painesville

2015

  • Welcomed the 9th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Opened a third outpatient office, located in downtown Painesville, which increased the community’s access to treatment services
  • Broke ground for the new Oak House in July
  • Opened Water Street, a men’s Recovery House in Chardon

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers History

2014

  • Hired the agency’s first Development Officer
  • A new agency logo was introduced, symbolizing hope and renewal of personal growth
  • In collaboration with Lake Health Urgent Care, LGRC began offering AMBULATORY DETOX for individuals struggling with opiate addiction and withdrawal
  • Opened Nevaeh Ridge, a supportive housing facility that welcomes pregnant women and women with children to live in a safe and supportive environment while participating in outpatient substance abuse treatment services

2013

  • Welcomed the 6th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House.
  • Introduced video therapy to increase accessibility to services for clients who are challenged by transportation and child care issues.
  • Collaboration with Geauga County Juvenile Court's newly developed Family Life Intervention Program (FLIP).  As part of the FLIP team; Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers completes assessments and drug testing on parents seeking to regain or retain custody of their child/children, and provides ongoing services for substance use disorders as needed.

2012

  • Implemented a full electronic record in the CATT MIS system.
  • Received a full three year accreditation by CARF for outpatient, residential, prevention and diversion (Mike Link Driver Intervention Program).
  • Two drug-free babies were born to residents at Oak House

2011

  • Moved Chardon Office to a larger, 2400 SF building at 209 Center Street, Unit E, in Chardon.
  • Awarded a Drug Court Grant through ODADAS and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Introduced an electronic assessment in CATT.

2010

  • Collaborated with Mentor Municipal Court and Judge John Trebets to implement the first adult drug court in Lake County.
  • Oak House welcomes dependent children ages infant to age 3 to accompany their mothers to treatment.
  • Introduced an 8-hour Education Program, held the third Saturday of each month.

2009

  • First meeting of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Alumni Association was held.
  • Collaborated with Extended Housing to provide rental assistance to residential clients who were homeless at admission and have successfully completed residential treatment.
  • The agency was award a full three year accreditation by CARF, including application of the governance standards, for outpatient, prevention and residential services.

2008

  • Were awarded the STAR-SI federal grant, (Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention, State Initiative), to increase access and retention, reduce no shows and wait time.
  • Prevention Services met all the certification standards and became ODADAS certified in December 2008 for a 3 year period.

2007

  • Installation of security system with panic buttons in outpatient offices.
  • Officially changed name to Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.

2006

  • Renovation of Oak House completed, expanding capacity to 16 beds.
  • Received three year CARF Accreditation for Outpatient and Prevention Services.

2004

Renamed P.R.I.D.E. to Mike Link Driver Intervention Program.

2003

Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Foundation (Tobacco Grant) received. First annual Ride4Recovery (motorcycle ride).

2002

CATT-MIS system installed.

2001

Drug-Free Community Support Program (Federal Grant) received.

2000

Held the 1st Annual Community/Volunteer Appreciation Day, June 9, 2000.

1999

  • Began two county SENIOR Prevention Programs.
  • Began Geauga Jail Treatment Program.
  • Purchased building at 9083 Mentor Ave. Moved offices March 1, 1999
  • Received Community Coalition Grant for Coordination/Consultation of the Chardon Community Action Team.
  • Recognized by the BWC and ODADAS as a Technical Assistance Provider for all matters pertaining to the development and implementation of Drug-Free Workplace Service for business and industry.

1996

Purchased PRIDE Drivers Intervention Program from Awareness Inc., Chardon

1994

ECHO MIS system installed on 12 PC’s

1993

Design and implement Jail treatment Program with Lake County Sheriff's office.

1989

Moved Outpatient offices to 8827 Mentor Ave.

1987

NEO Hospital closes. First computer donated by Board member.

1986

Officially changed name to Lake-Geauga Center on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc. Re-open Neo Detox.

1985

Expand outpatient offices to Bank One Building, 8870 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Complete merger with Geauga Center on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

1980

New Outpatient offices move to Cherry Farms 1610 Mentor Ave., Painesville

1979

Staff Develops Case records and becomes certified as a treatment provider by the Ohio Department of Health.

1977

Offices move to Lakeshore Trust Building, 8 N. State St. Painesville. Established First Detox Program at NEO Hospital In Madison. Center purchases men’s Half Way House at 42 E. Jackson St., Painesville.

1975

St. Ann Foundation donation of $20,000 pays part of Oak House Mortgage.

1974

Women’s halfway House opens at 796 Oak St.

1973

Halfway House opened for 20 men at S. St. Clair St.

1972

First Paid Staff; Medical Volunteers began vitamin injection therapy program.

1971

First meeting of Board of trustees; 111 S. St. Clair St., Painesville - three offices rented. Cash, furnishings donated; State Charter recorded, Hot line installed.