A Substance Abuse Community Based Education, Prevention and Treatment Centre
Committed to providing a crisis intervention, community-based prevention, treatment and rehabilitation service to persons experiencing substance abuse and related problems regardless of culture, ethnic origin, religion, age,
sexual preference, disability or social status.
Our vision is a client- centric view. Whether it be a Child, Young Person or Adult, our focus is to provide a comprehensive service of quality, and the continuous improvement of the client experience during the period when he/she is in contact with the many activities at CASA.
CASA initially started as a drop-in centre operating in the evening from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm from an office in an area in Bridgetown
What is C.A.S.A?
The Centre for Counselling Addiction Support Alternatives (CASA) is a community based non-governmental registered (Charity No. 449) organization, with the stated aim of providing services for individuals and families who are experiencing Substance Abuse and related problems on a non-residential basis.
CASA initially started as a drop-in centre operating in the evening from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm from an office in an area in Bridgetown. In 2003 as a result of the need for more space to cater to the needs of clients the service was relocated to the Corner of St. Leonard’s Avenue and Westbury Road in the parish of St. Michael which provided easier access. The new location also afforded more spacious accommodation encompassing reception area, a counselling room, a group room, offices a kitchenette and bathroom facilities for both male and female. The cost for renting this facility is $30,000 annually, which is a significant dent in the centres ability to be financially viable.
The service has been targeted to meet the needs of specific client groups namely,
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The closure of the residential drug programme at the psychiatric has served to increase the number of persons referred to CASA who would otherwise be treated at the hospital. This in turn has served to not only increase the workload at CASA but added an additional dimension in working with persons with a dual diagnosis i.e. Drug addiction in conjunction with mental health problems.