Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties

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Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties is located in Adrian, Michigan. Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties helps individuals facing the challenges of everyday life offering mental health and outpatient counseling services and programs for adults, children, families, and couples.

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

For an adult, adolescent, or child, talking about trauma is terrifying and intimidating. With grant funding from the Adrian Dominican Sisters and Raskob Foundation, Therapist Pam Millenbach, OP, works with children in foster care to provide specialized services to treat trauma/PTSD and attachment issues in children. Services they provide for the families and foster children are equine-assisted (horse) therapy at a horse-rescue farm and music and drama classes at Siena Heights University.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Equine Therapy

In Equine Assisted psychotherapy (EAP), children interact with horses in activities such as grooming, feeding, walking, and games. Work with the horse supports and encourages the identification and expression of feelings. Children are often unaware of their barriers and behavior until they can understand it through the way in which the horse relates it back to them. EAP can serve as a first step in helping them break through these barriers and become more comfortable. Once the barriers are removed, EAP offers children with emotional and behavioral issues a safe environment in which to work through issues of fear, anxiety, self-doubt, and poor communication.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.

Creative Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts include activities such as music, art, creative writing, and creative dramatics. Studies indicate that Expressive Arts will assist healing from trauma by providing opportunities to share experiences in an empathetic environment through expressing emotions in a creative process. Expressive Arts allow children to develop self-awareness, reduce stress, and accelerate psychological and physical healing.

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties Highlights:

Michigan’s ROSC (Recovery-Oriented System of Care) supports an individual’s journey toward recovery and wellness by creating and sustaining networks of formal and informal services and supports. The opportunities established through collaboration, partnership and a broad array of services promote life enhancing recovery and wellness for individuals, families and communities.
Catholic Charities utilizes a certified on-staff counsellor to provide Substance abuse prevention education. Effective approaches to school-based drug and alcohol prevention include teaching students how to resist peer influences, improving generic life skills, involving families, and providing opportunities to become involved in positive experiences with others in the school and community.
The Aggression Intervention Program is a 26 or 52 week batterer intervention program that focuses on the issue of domestic violence and the use of power and control in relationships. The program is separated into sessions for men (AIM) as well as sessions for women (AIW). The program is recognized by the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) Services Coalition of Michigan as following state standards for a BIP program.
Catholic Charities provides monthly education classes. Adult Understanding Anger, and Adolescent Understanding Anger. These four-week classes provide education primarily for clients referred by the court system though the groups are open to the general public as well. The classes provide tools and resources to help individuals change maladaptive behavior
The Violence Prevention Program is a 12 week Anger Management program designed to address the issues of appropriate expression of feelings, respect, accountability and effective stress management. The program is open to men and women, who want to enhance their relationships, communicate effectively and respond appropriately to stressful situations.
Catholic Charities offers group therapy for adult sexual offenders who are on Probation or Parole through the Michigan Department of Corrections. The program length varies depending on severity of offense and encourages the client to take responsibility for their sexual offense, learn appropriate behavior, develop and maintain a plan to remain free of sexual offenses as well as monitoring and reporting to their referring party on a consistent basis. Adolescent sexual offender treatment is available as well. Each group is facilitated by a master’s level clinician, specifically trained in this area.
Catholic Charities is helping to decrease the criminal recidivism rate and make the community a safer place to live and work. It focuses on teaching offenders how to view a situation without rationalization, excuses, or blame. The program involves actual practice in taking responsibility for decisions and behavior. This cognitive restructuring program provides offenders the opportunity to learn and practice skills that reduce criminal thinking and criminal behavior.
WE CARE is a marriage prep course based on the highly acclaimed program Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). This program is designed to teach couples communication skills and techniques for handling conflict and promoting intimacy with the aim of preventing future marital problems and divorce. This program emphasizes constructive arguing techniques that allow couples to adjust their communication styles and achieve more positive and intimate communication, in a Christian setting.
Catholic Charities provides a school counselor who visits two of the local Catholic elementary schools in Jackson County and one in Lenawee County. These services include teacher education, bullying programs supportive counseling for a small number of children and referral for other services as needed.
Residential Area


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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