ABOUT THE ED KEATING CENTER
The Ed Keating Center, named for a popular sports agent who overcame addiction, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. It offers sober living programs, including a 30-day residential program, at three gender-specific locations. It also offers a work release program. Detoxification services are not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Ed Keating Center offers a three-month rehabilitation program that clients must complete before attending a three-quarter house program. Treatment at the Ed Keating Center is based on the 12-Steps, which is made available in 299 (73.1 percent) of facilities in Ohio. Clients are also required to attend nightly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings and have a sponsor.
Residents in the three-quarter house program must attend seven mandatory 12-step meetings each week and weekly aftercare meetings once a week. Residents must find jobs and contribute part of their earnings to the organization. Residents will also contribute to household chores.
The Ed Keating Center also runs a work release program where clients reside in sober living, attend 12-step meetings and go to work. 174 (42.5 percent) of Ohio’s facilities offer employment counseling and assistance.
The co-founder and program director of the Ed Keating Center is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. The center also employs an executive director. Each sober living facility has its own house manager.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Ed Keating Center's main facility, The Rock, hosts the administrative offices, group meeting rooms, and housing for 85 men. The Jean Marie House is a 35-bed facility for women located in Cleveland suburb of Brook Park. It is the newest facility owned by Ed Keating. The Jones Road facility can accommodate 85 men who have completed the first three months of the program. Each facility has classroom-style rooms where clients attend meetings and educational courses.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback. While half of the respondents gave positive feedback about the treatment effectiveness, most of the alumni had negative feedback about other parts of the program. Criticisms of the facility included a lack of staff, a lack of programming, and subpar food.
Reviewer A.J.T. denounced the 12-step programming, calling the experience an "absolute nightmare." “This is only a place to go if you are desperate for a place to ‘dry out,’" they wrote, though they conceded that "it did help me start my road to recovery and I am thankful for that.”
Reviewer M.B. wrote: "The comroderity there is one of a kind men that become brothers in sobriety.. Even though the food can sometimes be repeditive it is tolerable." Casey added: "Great place to start new beginnings. Groups are very helpful. Staff and paitents are kind and welcoming."
On an unofficial Facebook page for the facility, Ed Keating Center Inc has an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars from nine reviewers to date. In the only written commentary from alumni, Chad wrote: “This place saved my life , changed everything , and gave a life n more then I could've ever dreamed of.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive reviews, with specific areas identified for improvements.
Holistic Offerings: 2.25/5
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.75/5
Counseling Options: 3.5/5
Family Participation: 3.5/5
Parent Joyce gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness but indicated that Ed Keating needed more staff. "My daughter was treated well and respected, now is able to return to facilitate groups and help the new girls," Joyce wrote.
K.B. suggested separating former offenders from the rest of the population: “Separate those you have been in jail from those you have not served time. Those who have been in jail should treated at a different facility with well trained staff.” Another survey respondent, Katherine, attributed the Ed Keating Center as the inspiration to pursue addiction counseling.
The Ed Keating Center is a non-profit funded through donations. It is one of 248 (60.6 percent) of facilities in Ohio that offer treatment to clients who cannot afford to pay.
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