Come Meet The Team!
The Clubhouse is open:
Monday – Friday 2pm-8pm
We look forward to seeing you!
Zoom ID: 646 596 4601
Children from ages 12 to 17 are at a critical developmental point in their lives and can face very specific and complex challenges when addiction becomes a problem in their family or their friend circle, and thus for themselves.
Ashley’s Adolescent Clubhouse – The Clubhouse – is our effort to support adolescent children ages 12 to 17* and their families impacted by or at-risk for substance use disorders. With The Clubhouse, we seek to provide a structured and supportive environment for adolescents. In this safe space, we will use recovery support services, peers and diverse activities to promote pro-social behavior and help participants develop important life skills, learn about substances and substance use disorders and practice healthy coping skills. Providing resources to their families and teaching parenting skills is an essential part of the program.
Research shows that when we actively include the whole family in the recovery journey, the success rates for long-term recovery increase exponentially. This is why we believe in educating the entire family and building a stable support system for our participants to reduce and prevent substance use and substance use disorders.
*We also welcome participation of adolescents age 18 as long as they are still attending high school.
With The Clubhouse, we want to empower participants and their families to follow a self-directed and strengths-based recovery path.
Starting in summer 2021, we will offer telehealth services Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participants will have a calendar with scheduled virtual events and individual sessions with our peer support specialist accessible via links.
Routine activities for participants include:
- Project Alert training*
- Naloxone training
- Nicotine cessation classes
- Peer-led support groups, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+
- Introduction of concepts of diversity, inclusion and equity
- Substance use and alcohol use 12-step meetings or Ala-Teen
- Life skills
- Book club
- Recovery-related movie night
- Strengthening Families Program – starting in summer 2021 (training to improve parental confidence and skills)*
We aim at opening The Clubhouse for in-person services in fall 2021, adding the following activities:
- Computer and video-game time
- Board game nights
Once we can resume in-person services, all activities, including time for homework, will take place under the supervision of our young adult peer recovery support specialist.
*Project Alert and Strengthening Families are evidence-based treatment programs that will help us educate and build up the family as a stable support system and foster self-directed, empowered recovery and pro-social development.
Our Monthly Outing
As announced in our recent Facebook live session about The Clubhouse, we will have a monthly outings with our adolescents that will allow us to take them to exciting, fun and completely free activities beyond The Clubhouse.
This month, we are going to Rage Against Addiction’s baseball outing at the Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD. As a Clubhouse member, all your adolescent needs to do is register here with a caregiver present. Join us for an exciting night of baseball and fireworks!
Stay tuned for outings in the following months.
This program is directed at adolescents ages 12 to 17 and their families in the Harford County area.*
To apply for the program online, please fill out one of the forms below:
- Membership Application for Minors – online
- Membership Application for 18-year-olds (if still attending high school) – online
To apply for the program via email, please download one of the pdfs below and email the filled out application to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Membership Application for Minors – pdf download
- Membership Application for 18-year-olds (if still attending high school) – pdf download
*We also welcome participation of adolescents ages 18 as long as they are still attending high school.
At this time, we are offering our services through a telehealth format, using the HIPAA compliant platform Zoom. This way, participants can access our services from any location, given they have access to the internet and a computer or smartphone. Telehealth services in use at our two outpatient locations and our Family Services Department have improved access to care and participation for patients in Harford County.
Once we can resume in-person services, all services will be available at our physical space – location to be announced. However, we will maintain consistently scheduled events through the telehealth format based on demand to guarantee continued access for participants without transportation. The Clubhouse opening times will remain the same, and telehealth services will be scheduled during this timeframe.
From Us to You
Resources for Adolescents
Resources for Caregivers
- Maryland Coalition of Families
- Teen Safe
- Facts on Teen Drug Use
- Office on Mental Health – Harford County
We encourage participants and individuals to seek resolution regarding concerns or conflicts with their care team members. If an issue cannot be resolved in that manner, participants and individuals have the right to submit a complaint through this link or via mail.
Our grievance procedure is outlined in the participants’ handbook and will also be displayed in the facility. All concerns are directed to the director of The Clubhouse. To resolve the situation, we may ask you to participate in a problem-solving session with your young adult peer recovery support specialist. If this should not resolve the issue, the concern may be escalated to the vice president of outpatient services and/or vice president of clinical services of Ashley.