The Program to Reduce Over-Utilization of Detoxification (PROUD) assists people who are using detoxification facilities to meet their needs for shelter and are not benefiting from traditional substance abuse services. The clients served by PROUD are primarily homeless individuals with severe substance abuse problems who are sporadically employed. These individuals are often seriously disabled by their substance abuse and accompanying mental or physical health problems.
The program uses creative approaches to motivate people for treatment using a harm reduction model, and helps them with basic needs such as housing and access to medical care and linking them to other community resources. The goal of PROUD is to reduce their utilization of detoxification facilities, reduce their use of substances, and improve their housing and employment status.
Age 18 and above or emancipated;
Males: Three or more admissions to detoxification within the previous twelve months; and
Females: One or more detox admissions to detoxification within the previous twelve months.
People Most Able to Benefit from this Program
• Individuals with chronic substance abuse problems;
• People who are homeless due to substance abuse; and
• Individuals with mental health issues in addition to substance abuse.
Expected Length of Stay
Length of services determined by the client’s need and generally range from three months up to one year, depending on individual needs.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For referral or admission to any of our programs, please contact the Information and Access Team 303.657.3700 or [email protected]. Phone lines are open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.