Our goal is to work with any client that walks through our door and educate them on the options available, what option may be best for them, and connect them with the treatment options that would best suit their needs. ASAP Hub Staff will assist clients with an initial Needs Determination. This will clearly define what needs, whether it be treatment, recovery housing, employment, transportation, or other services that are needed. We are here to help. We can assist individuals/families identify different treatment options available, set up appointments with the treatment providers, and help transport them to treatment.
The ASAP Hub has on staff a Licensed Indiana Navigator, Certified Application Counselor, and SHIP Counselor who works with any client needing assistance signing up for health insurance, and answering specific Insurance related questions.
ASAP recognizes that it is not just those afflicted with SUD who are suffering from this disease. Mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and families, all suffer. We are working on the creation of support groups for those who currently have a loved one suffering from SUD, as well as training Peer Family Support Coaches to provide insight, wisdom, and guidance to those working to help their loved one on their recovery journey. We aim to be a resource for those suffering from SUD, and those suffering alongside their loved one.
Through our website, public presentations, and public advocacy, we are working to educate the general public about Substance Use Disorder, the changes in brain chemistry, and how this disease is not a moral failing. If you would like to have an ASAP Hub staff member come to your organization’s meeting and discuss Substance Use Disorder, or the ASAP Hub, click here to request a speaker.
ASAP currently has volunteer Recovery Coaches in the ASAP Hub and is also actively pursuing grant funding to hire multiple Recovery Coaches to work both in the Hub and be available to other organizations such as the Churches, and other community organizations who interact with the recovery community. Recovery coaches are vital to the long-term success of their clients, providing them with someone to listen, help normalize their feelings, hold individuals accountable, and provide a strengths-based approach to their future.
ASAP Hub has volunteer case managers, who have the attributes and skills needed to give personal assistance and support to those just beginning their recovery journey or are simply looking to continue it.
Having life skills, such as basic finance knowledge, grocery shopping, healthy cooking/eating, and positive coping skills are all examples of programs the ASAP Hub provides to our clients and the community at large. We recognize that many of these basic life skills will give individuals and families the tools they can use elsewhere in their lives to continue progressing.
Employment opportunity continues to be a barrier when it comes to successful recovery journeys. ASAP Hub team members work with clients on the creation of a resume, job interview skills, and by providing information about employers and employment agencies that are friendly to those with a criminal background. ASAP has also engaged with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to develop strategies and partnerships to help those in the Recovery Community find meaningful employment.
ASAP Hub assists clients in applying for governmental assistance programs such as SNAP, TANF, and Government cell phones. The Hub also connects them with Housing Grants and Assistance Programs through the Federal Government, State Government, and the local Township Trustee’s office.
ASAP is currently providing transportation services on an as-needed basis to Residential treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and local Recovery Meetings. We also provide bus passes, free of charge, to clients who need to travel within the Columbus bus system. Click here to request transportation.
ASAP maintains on our website an up-to-date listing of the Recovery Meetings in our community, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery, and many other meetings. The ASAP Hub has also opened their doors as the hosting location for any Recovery Meetings that are looking to start or re-locate, ensuring that all Recovery Meetings that need a safe and free place to house their meetings can find one. Click here for the full listing of Recovery Meetings.
ASAP is working with Recovery Groups such as Recover Out Loud and others in Recovery on the creation of Recovery Engagement Activities. Our goal is to help strengthen the Recovery Community as a whole, not only helping those currently in recovery, but also having consistent and frequent events for those who are looking to start their Recovery Journey.
ASAP Hub has both the intravenous and nasal NARCAN on property, and taking to community events as well as making it available to the general public. We are a resource where those who are still suffering, and community members, can receive NARCAN anonymously and without judgment. Click here to learn more.
Through a grant from the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative, also known as “RALI”, ASAP is working with Ascension Recovery Services and West Virginia Sober Living on the creation of a Recovery Housing Toolkit. This Toolkit will serve as a template business plan for any local organization who wishes to open up Recovery Housing in our community.
ASAP has created an interactive map on our website with the locations of Safe Disposal Sites in our community, as well as received a grant for 2,000 Drug Disposal Bags. These individual bags can deactivate up to 45 pills, 6 oz of liquid, or 6 patches, allowing them to be safely tossed in the trash. We have distributed these bags to many community organizations such as Healthy Communities, the Substance Abuse Council, and Hospice. We have also made these bags available at the ASAP Hub to the general public.