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Henry Ohlhoff House Open House for Attorney Partners

The Henry Ohlhoff House is hosting an Open House for Attorney Partners on April 24th from 1-2pm. If you're in the legal industry, stop by to learn how our program may help your clients with DUI, possession, domestic violence, and other drug & alcohol related charges.

Please contact John Halverson, Program Director, at 415-621-4388 or jhalverson@ohlhoff.org for more information.

The Henry Ohlhoff House is a long term residential addiction treatment program specifically designed for men to be able to maintain employment.

We are also always looking for trusted attorney to refer clients to.

Working Men's Program Philosophy - 3 or 6 months?

Sixty years ago, the Henry Ohlhoff House was created as a house where men with addictions could live together, support each other, and work to put themselves on the path to a new life. Requiring men to work outside the House meant that men would leave the house every day, encounter the day-to-day demands of regular life, then come back to a safe home where they could talk about their successes and failures of the day. What these men find is that, over time, regular life without their drug of choice is not only possible, but satisfying and fun.

Today, the program has changed some. An evidenced-based clinical component of group work, psycho-education, and individual one-on-one counseling has been added to a client’s experience. Despite these changes, however, the underlying philosophy of men living together is the same. In 2019, we call this the Social Model, but in 1958 it was simply the creation of a sympathetic brotherhood.

The Social Model is the underlying ‘magic’ that impacts clients most. The act of living in a community, practicing new social and personal skills, and learning through experience helps clients acquire healthy habits to overwrite the old behaviors that facilitated their addiction. It is a model I have been privileged to see change lives.

The pace of life today is faster, with seemingly endless demands for one’s time. Thus, it is essential that we offer a 3-month working men’s residential program in order to accommodate for more individual constraints. If a person does not walk through our door for fear of committing to 6-months, we have no chance of helping him.

Regardless of the program, everyone participates in the culture of the House. Men in the three-month program have chores and responsibilities, are held accountable by their peers, and participate in House rules and traditions. Fully immersed in the Henry Ohlhoff House, men receive the same benefits (albeit for three fewer months) as those in the six-month program.

Still, the full six month program offers the greatest chance at a life of self-reliance free from substance use. Research has shown that the longer an individual is in treatment, the greater the chance of success in long-term recovery. Participants in the three-month program have the option to transition into the six-month program.

It is our hope that men with addictions that feel they cannot commit to the House for a full six-months, will see the three-month program as an opportunity to access the benefits of living in the Henry Ohlhoff House.

For more information, contact John Halverson at 415-621-4388 or jhalverson@ohlhoff.org

We are seeking a full-time LCSW Clinical Supervisor

Position: Full-Time LCSW Clinical Supervisor Position

Reports To: Executive Director

Requirements: LCSW degree with at least 3 years of recent supervisory experience; preferred experience with chemical dependency

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing, coordinating and supervising the clinical care for clients currently receiving services at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs. The Clinical Supervisor supervises interns in training and counselors who are not yet credentialed, including providing individual and group supervision, and creating and maintaining written standards of clinical care. The Clinical Supervisor works closely with the other members of the management team to ensure a standard of excellence in quality of clinical care across agency programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group clinical supervision of trainees, interns, and staff to ensure a high standard of clinical care agency-wide.

  • Monitor and review all charting for all clients. Client files must be reviewed and confirmed for continuous quality assurance, regularly.

  • Helps to develop educational programs, trainings, and workshops for all staff of the agency as it relates to providing quality care for clients.

  • Participate in bi-weekly clinical meetings and work collaboratively with the Program Directors /Medical Director as needed.

  • Coordinate trainee and intern professional development with graduate school clinical coordinators, including bi-yearly evaluations, site visitation, and student compliance with agency needs.

  • Assist in recruiting interns for a practicum training program within the agency.

  • Ensure compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Use Disorder Services Division. Assist with site visits and compliance orders.

Qualifications:

  • MUST be an LCSW with 3 years experience post-licensure providing clinical supervision to staff/interns

  • Experience in community-based substance abuse agency or co-occurring program

  • Experience with the following evidence based practices: Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, Social Model Theory

  • Experience with Utilization Reviews and overseeing Quality Assurance Insurance Reviews

  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal skills, organization skills, and time management skills

Must be able to sit for a minimum of 5 hours daily, perform rapid repetitive motions of hands/wrists/arms for 1 hour daily, stand and walk for 2 hours daily.

Job Type: Full-Time, 32-35 hours per week, and on-call availability for clinical emergencies

Job Start Date: May 2019*

Application Process: Email cover letter, resume, and two letters of professional recommendation to jallanson@ohlhoff.org AND estevens@ohlhoff.org. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared for reference checks and at least two in-person interviews before the final selection.

*Please note that we are hiring for a position that will be available at the end of May 2019 and will not have an opening before that time.*

Gerry S. and his Henry Ohlhoff House Graduation Yucca

Gerry S. and his Henry Ohlhoff House Graduation Yucca

"I entered the Henry Ohlhoff House in 1987. My total time upon graduation was about one and a half years in the House, which I badly needed.

Skip Byron was the Director and I was so lucky to be under his guidance. My group facilitator, Alice, kept us all in line. At my graduation after dinner Skip presented each of us with a small plant. Mine was a 4 inch Yucca plant. This baby Yucca traveled with me to Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, and back to California. The Yucca is now about 12 feet tall has grown 3 major trunks, much like the different branches of my life.

Everything in my life today is possible because of the love, understanding, and giving that I received at the Henry Ohlhoff House."

We also found a photo of current Skip Byron Primary Program Counselor, Mark Langton, receiving his graduation plant in 1986! We Wonder if he's been able to keep his plant alive all these years too.

The Philosophy of the Working Men’s Residential Program

Sixty years ago, the Henry Ohlhoff House was created as a house where men with addictions could live together, support each other, and work to put themselves on the path to a new life. Requiring men to work outside the House meant that men would leave the house every day, encounter the day-to-day demands of regular life, then come back to a safe home where they could talk about their successes and failures of the day. What these men find is that, over time, regular life without their drug of choice is not only possible, but satisfying and fun.

Today, the program has changed some. An evidenced-based clinical component of group work, psycho-education, and individual one-on-one counseling has been added to a client’s experience. Despite these changes, however, the underlying philosophy of men living together is the same. In 2019, we call this the Social Model, but in 1958 it was simply the creation of a sympathetic brotherhood.

The Social Model is the underlying ‘magic’ that impacts clients most. The act of living in a community, practicing new social and personal skills, and learning through experience helps clients acquire healthy habits to overwrite the old behaviors that facilitated their addiction. It is a model I have been privileged to see change lives.

The pace of life today is faster, with seemingly endless demands for one’s time. Thus, it is essential that we offer a 3-month working men’s residential program in order to accommodate for more individual constraints. If a person does not walk through our door for fear of committing to 6-months, we have no chance of helping him.

Regardless of the program, everyone participates in the culture of the House. Men in the three-month program have chores and responsibilities, are held accountable by their peers, and participate in House rules and traditions. Fully immersed in the Henry Ohlhoff House, men receive the same benefits (albeit for three fewer months) as those in the six-month program.

Still, the full six month program offers the greatest chance at a life of self-reliance free from substance use. Research has shown that the longer an individual is in treatment, the greater the chance of success in long-term recovery. Participants in the three-month program have the option to transition into the six-month program.

It is our hope that men with addictions that feel they cannot commit to the House for a full six-months, will see the three-month program as an opportunity to access the benefits of living in the Henry Ohlhoff House.

For more information contact John Halverson at 415-621-4388 or email jhalverson@ohlhoff.org. 

The 90-Day Henry Ohlhoff House

Ohlhoff Recovery Program's original working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House, is now 3-6 months long. The program provides a safe, structured, and sober environment where men can focus on their recovery while maintaining a regular work schedule. It is designed specifically for working men, with treatment taking place on evenings and weekends.

For more information please visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-421-4388.

February 19th - Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs hosts Spotlight Bay Area: February 19, 2019 from 11:30am - 2:00pm

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, located at the corner of Fell and Steiner in San Francisco, is hosting this month's Spotlight Bay Area! Join us next Tuesday for networking and lunch at 11:30am, followed by Speaker Jessica Allanson's presentation on identifying and treating personality disorders in substance abuse settings.

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs: 601 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA 94117
Speaker: Jessica Allanson, MA, PhDc, Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Director
Topic: Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders in Substance Abuse Settings

Email emarshall@ohlhoff.org for more information or to RSVP.

Stepping Stone Women's Recovery Grant

Stepping Stone Women's Recovery Grant

In November 2018, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs was awarded a large grant from Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery to be used in support of Ohlhoff’s Women’s Residential Program. The continued commitment to women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction will maintain the legacy of Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery by providing an affordable, transitional, gender specific, social model, recovery program to working women in San Francisco. The ultimate goal of the women’s program is self-reliance, free from addiction.

After 56 years helping women recover from addiction, Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery Program closed its doors in 2018. The program will always have a special place in our hearts. For so long, Ohlhoff relied on the program as a safe and compassionate referral for women seeking residential treatment.  

Over 1,000 women's lives were changed thanks to Stepping Stone and nothing will ever replace the waves the program made in women's recovery for our San Francisco community. 

Thank you to the Board of Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery for the irreplaceable gift.

Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area

Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area: February 19, 2019 from 11:30am - 2:00pm
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs: 601 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA 94117
Speaker: Jessica Allanson, MA, PhDc, Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Director
Topic: Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders in Substance Abuse Settings

Come visit Ohlhoff's large Victorian mansion and hear Jessica Allanson speak on identifying and treating personality disorders in substance abuse settings. The event starts at 11:30am with lunch and networking, followed by Jessica's presentation.

Please email emarshall@ohlhoff.org for more information or to RSVP.

Working Men's Residential Program Now 3-Months or 6-Months

Ohlhoff's working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House, is now 3-6 months long! Men in this program work, attend school, or volunteer in the community while living in a safe, sober, supportive, and structured addiction treatment environment.

For more information visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-621-4388.

Reliving the Rancid Benefit Concert

We're currently reliving the awesomeness from Rancid’s benefit concert! Thank you again, Lars and Rancid​, for the incredible concert last month. It was an irreplaceable show of support for the men and women who begin their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs.

Thank you for the photograph, Misti Layne Photography​.

Ohlhoff Holiday Dinner - December 20th - 6:00pm!

We cannot wait for the Ohlhoff family to get together one more time before the end of the year! Join residents and staff at this fun and uplifting event celebrating hope and sobriety during the Holidays.

Let us know you’re coming through the Facebook event, here.

New 3 Month Option for The Henry Ohlhoff House

Ohlhoff Recovery Program's working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House (HOH), has been saving lives and helping adult men with alcohol or drug dependency for 60 years. Historically a 6 to 12 month program, HOH is now a 3 to 6 month program!

The extended residential treatment design of the Henry Ohlhoff House allows men time to address the underlying causes of their addiction, search for employment, develop relationships with their sober peers, and learn to maneuver everyday stressors under therapeutic support.

For more information visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-621-4388.

Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved!

After nearly 10 years in the Castro, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved to the Sunset. Now located at 927 Irving St., the larger facility will be able to serve more clients, assist a new area of town, and capitalize on the strong recovery community close by. There will be an open house at the beginning of the new year, 2019, where we hope everyone will attend to see the space. 

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs Thanksgiving Dinner

We are looking forward to Ohlhoff's annual Thanksgiving Dinner next Tuesday, November 20th! Please join us at 6:00pm to celebrate and give thanks for recovery. All family and friends of Ohlhoff are welcome to attend.

If you are an Ohlhoff alumnus and would like to help serve dinner, please email Henry Ohlhoff House Program Director, John Halverson.

You can find the FaceBook event here.