It is our mission to provide quality sober living to chemically dependent men and to educate and assist people with recovery from drug & alcohol addiction. We believe that drug and alcohol addictions are progressive, chronic and potentially fatal diseases.
We are a fully self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Lantern does not rely on government funding, rather we concentrate our revenue strategies on private donations and community support to assure our programming remains free for any man that needs and wants help. We believe that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, deserves access to care.
Although every resident shares the same disease when it comes to addiction, the Lantern recognizes that every individual has their particular focus area that needs to be addressed. Residents are treated with the utmost compassion and care rather than being regarded as just another number or statistic.
PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
Our community is facing a growing public health crisis. According to the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County heroin related overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County have risen 488% since 2007. In fact, the epidemic is so severe in Cuyahoga County that according to the Medical Examiner's Office at least 524 victims have died from heroin /fentanyl /analog or in combination in 2017. This compares to 508 through end of 2016. Drug deaths in 2017 total at least 666 fatalities when including cocaine. While these statistics are alarming resources to help are available. The Lantern's program is designed to provide our community with these resources by providing long-term residential care at absolutely no cost to the men who ask for the help which they all deserve. The Lantern is positioned in our community to help address our current public health crisis by acting as a safety-net, providing care for men that are unable to afford the high cost associated with treatment.
The primary goal of the Lantern is to help with recovery from addiction and to continue to provide a support system to these people and their families. The Lantern provides service and rehabilitation through long-term residential care that includes discussion groups and 12 step meetings.These programs have been identified by The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County as an effective method of achieving individual recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
OUR VISION is to be a residential sober living facility accommodating those who think they might have a problem, who are in their addiction and want help and then to be able to come back for follow-up care and carry on the tradition of a clean and sober life.
"Building Lives Project"
The Lantern’s “Building Lives Project” represents a significant investment that increased our facilities bed capacity. This expansion helps provide our community with desperately needed resources, as we continue to expand and help address the addiction epidemic that is devastating so many lives.
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