Partners and Collaborations
We’re stronger when we fight addictions together. Stella Maris works with other treatment agencies, outreach programs, government agencies, health care centers, the Veterans Administration (V.A.), drug courts, five local police departments, and many Northeast Ohio social service organizations.
We take part in innovative programs responding to the region’s opioid epidemic, such as the Quick Response Team partnership with the Cleveland police. If you are treated in an emergency room for overdose, you can be admitted directly to our detoxification unit. In the Safe Passages program, if you voluntarily walk into a participating police department, officers will transport you to an inpatient recovery program without arrest as long as you are warrant-free. We continue to expand the number of referrals from drug courts across Northeast Ohio.*
*Professional facts: Drug court referrals reduce recidivism and relapse among high-risk clients, making their rehabilitation more likely to succeed … In 2017, Stella Maris received good audit marks from the V.A. and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. These testify to our strong client outcomes and solid financial management.