Recovery is a journey – one we’re honored to walk with you.
Our specialized addiction treatment team helps clients on their journey to recovery – no matter where they are in the process. We offer programs for adults and adolescents in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, ranging from traditional to complex, including people who are addicted to more than one substance, those who have failed in other programs and those who have a co-occurring mental illness.
The New Hope Adolescent program is a 28-week intensive substance use treatment program offered at our Elkhart campus for adolescents with a moderate to severe substance use disorder. Participants learn about substance use, how it affects families and individuals and skills for recovery. New Hope is currently only offered on our Elkhart Campus.
Oaklawn, in partnership with the Eluna, operates Camp Mariposa, a free camp that supports youth who are impacted by substance use in their families. Camp Mariposa South Bend offers a weekend overnight camp for youth 9-12 and a one-night camp for youth 13-17. For many campers, one or both parents struggle with a substance use disorder. Camp Mariposa gives young people the knowledge, tools and coping skills to prevent them from developing an addiction of their own and to help break the intergenerational cycle of addiction. Campers participate in traditional camp activities, as well as therapeutic and educational sessions. Camps are held every other month, and children are encouraged to attend multiple times. For more information about Camp Mariposa, contact the camp coordinator at 574-349-1835 or email@example.com.
Group Therapy: We offer numerous group therapy programs that educate and empower clients to make healthy changes in their lives. Here, clients learn skills for recovery, while also improving communication, relationships and goal-setting. Following intensive treatment, clients participate in aftercare groups that focus on relapse prevention. Groups include:
- Harm Reduction
- Intensive Group
- Violence Accountability
- Brief Marijuana Treatment
- Moral Reconation Therapy
- Dual Diagnosis (substance use and mental illness)
- Men’s/Women’s Aftercare
- And more
Medication assisted treatment (MAT)
Medication-Assisted Treatment combines prescription medication with traditional therapy to decrease withdrawal symptoms, cravings and make the early days of the recovery process more manageable. MAT is most frequently used to treat opioid use disorders. Our team of prescribers and nurses are dedicated to client success, which research shows is nearly doubled with this approach.
Mobile Opioid Response Team
Available 24/7, the Mobile Opioid Response Team serves anyone with an opioid use disorder in Elkhart, St. Joseph or Marshall counties. Anyone can contact the team – clients, family members, pastors, doctors or concerned friends – to receive information on treatment options.
The team consists of recovery coaches who help clients access inpatient treatment, short-term detox, outpatient assessments, MAT (medication assisted treatment), psychiatrists, group therapy, housing, vocational rehab, health insurance and more.
Contact the Mobile Opioid Response Team at 574-537-2700.
Our Recovery Cafes provide a safe, sober place to hang out and connect with others in recovery.
St. Joseph County:
Recovery Café is a membership-based community bringing together people who have faced substance use/addiction, mental illness, incarceration, homelessness and other struggles and help them thrive! This peer-led support helps build lasting relationships and empowers people to grow with focus on the whole person.
Membership requirements: Sober for 24 hours, attend one Recovery Circle per week, contribute to the life of the community.
When & Where:
Mondays & Wednesdays – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (free lunch provided)
Fridays – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (free lunch provided)
*Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (No Recovery Café programming these days, but drop in hours are available for people looking for a safe, sober place to hang out or to connect with a recovery coach.)
333 N. Main St., South Bend (inside First United Methodist Church; entrance is at the back of the building)
Peer support services
Oaklawn’s peer support professionals are themselves in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder and specially trained to help others on their journey. A unique part of the treatment team, peer support professionals provide unparalleled support, especially during the early days of recovery. They can help facilitate treatment, sober living, basic needs and provide unique hope as someone who’s “been there” and is now living successfully in recovery.