Prior to the implementation of Deschutes County Family Drug Court, local officials and community partners had the foresight to envision the need for a non-profit organization that would provide immediate assistance to drug court clients.
Through their collaboration and a spirit of community, Deschutes Family Recovery is able to remove barriers participants of family drug court face when engaging in treatment, and more importantly, in finding recovery from their addiction.
Drug court participants struggle with securing clean & sober housing, accessing transportation to drug court hearings and related treatment appointments, accessing appropriate clothing for job search and employment, and meeting their own physical and emotional needs so they care provide the safety and welfare of their children.
More than 67% of participants are homeless at admission and more are living in unsafe homes affected by substance abuse, domestic violence, and criminal activity. Access to stable, clean & sober housing is vital to their recovery and to providing for their children’s safety, well being, and permanency. Less than 8% of participating parents are employed upon admission. On average, sixty percent have no medical insurance upon admission. Of those with medical coverage, 50% have no dental benefits.