Steps to Active Recovery (STAR)

Steps to Active Recovery (STAR) is a community based program that works with parents who are involved with the Child Welfare system due to alcohol or drug abuse allegations.  Staff connects clients to services that focus on drug and alcohol treatment, and parenting skills.

Dad and son smiling.How it helps

STAR staff works closely with clients to find the appropriate community support services that will help them stay clean and sober, and prepare them to be safe and stable parents. Staff place a strong emphasis on keeping clients engaged and involved while maintaining their sense of determination and desire to change.  They strive to provide a supportive environment that encourages clients to stay on the right track.

Who it serves

STAR staff are out­stationed in the DHS child welfare branches and can meet with families referred by DHS in their homes, at court, in jail, hospitals, treatment centers and in the community. They offer support and guidance during a very difficult time.

In 2014 over 325 clients were provided with STAR services at Parrott Creek.

Who to contact

For more information about the STAR Program, please contact Arminda Barnes, Outreach Worker, at email or 503-­313­-6077.