Fees: The program accepts Medicaid, certain insurance, and has a sliding fee scale according to income.
The Matt Talbot Programs have been a valuable community resource for more than 50 years- sheltering, feeding, and serving men who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. The program was founded in 1965 by Father Berard Scarborough, O.F.M., as a halfway house for addicted men. He named it in honor of the Venerable Matt Talbot, an alcoholic from the age of 12, who became sober at the age of 28 with the help of God and his community.
The goal of the Matt Talbot Programs is to help men start their recovery journey by committing to an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle. We strive to restore the human spirit and empower men to gain dignity from living a responsible and productive life.
Matt Talbot Programs serve all men-regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, disability, or ability to pay.
Our comprehensive treatment program focuses on recovery from addiction and rehabilitation leading to an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle. The program includes the following:
- Education about addiction, recovery and relapse prevention
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Case Management
- Medical/Psychiatric Evaluation
- Culturally and gender-specific life skills training
- Housing, meals, and personal care items
- Access to a daytime medical clinic and medical-assisted treatment
Comprehensive Discharge planning and services include:
- Employment or job readiness training and referral
- Sober housing information and guidance
- Continuing care plan and sober recreation
The Matt Talbot programs provide residential treatment for alcohol and or/or drug addiction, and mental health issues.
- Be 18 years of age or older who reside in Cuyahoga County
- Have a diagnosis of chemical dependency or addiction
- Be medically and psychiatrically stable
- Be behaviorally manageable in a group setting
- Demonstrate cognitive and reasoning abilities that are sufficient for them to benefit from a therapeutic interaction
- Willing and motivated to participate in a 12-step recovery program
If there is evidence of intoxication or acute withdrawal at the time of admission, a referral to a community detoxification center may be necessary prior to consideration for admission. This decision will be made by the clinical team.