Case management is a core component of Westport House Extended Care and Structured Sober Living – encouraging and supporting the development of the day-to-day skills necessary to live successfully in recovery.
Recovery coaching and case management goes beyond therapy and 12-step sponsorship. A good case manager is a leader, a mentor, a partner, a counselor, a spiritual guide and a cheerleader. Case managers at Westport House are passionate members of the 12-step recovery community, they exemplify what it means to “live in recovery”; acting as role models that clients can look up to and guide them through the challenges of early recovery.
At Westport House, case managers are responsible for holding clients accountable, improving their performance in all areas, and teaching them (in practical terms) how to stay sober and enjoy life.
Case managers are on-site everyday throughout the week and formally meet individually with each of their clients at least once a week, and many other times informally. They listen and contribute observations and questions, provide a road map for success and assist the client with achieving their desired goals. They also act as the primary contact for loved ones; regularly communicating the client’s progress, his challenges and successes.
Meeting Clients Where They Are At
Case management at Westport House is client-focused. We understand that everyone’s recovery is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. Case managers concentrate on meeting the client where he is at now, where he wants to be, and holding him accountable to get there. Ultimately, the case managers primary goal is the goal of Westport House – to help young men in early recovery develop the day-to-day skills necessary to live successfully in recovery.