ORLTSR Renovation Ceremony
Renovation Ceremony Held on March 29, 2021 for COMHAR’s Outpatient Restoration Long Term Structured Residence (ORLTSR) in Easton, PA
On March 29, 2021 a renovation ceremony was held in Easton, PA for COMHAR’s Outpatient Restoration Long Term Structured Residence (ORLTSR), an 8-bed highly structured 24 hour supervised therapeutic residential treatment facility. Program recipients will receive specialized or enhanced services which include psycho-education, psychological counseling, group therapy, treatment of trauma-related symptoms, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and psychiatric medication management. COMHAR’s goal is to provide forensically involved individuals with recovery focused evidenced-based therapeutic approaches, thereby shortening their length of stay in corrections and forensic units while they await competency hearings. In addition, offering treatment to address co-occurring and at-risk behaviors that will help reduce or eliminate unnecessary incarceration and aid in relieving stress on the forensic system. To facilitate such growth, this variety of treatment and therapeutic modalities will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team comprised of staff that includes a psychiatrist, mental health professionals, licensed nurses, peer/recovery specialists, case manager, and direct care staff to address behavioral, physical health, and social elements.
The project is supported through a working partnership between Northampton County's Department of Human Services Mental Health Division of HealthChoices, COMHAR and Shiloh Baptist Church, which owns the property. The architect, ALLOYS, anticipates that the facility should be ready for residents by the end of 2021. The ORLTSR at 416 Canal Street may be the first-of-its-kind mental health facility in Easton, PA.
Present at the restoration ceremony were the following: County Executive, Lamont G. McClure, Jr.; Pastor Phil Davis, Greater Shiloh Church; Director of Human Services, Susan Wandalowski; Northampton County Mental Health Administrator, Tiffany Crush; Northampton County Department of Human Services Mental Health Division HealthChoices Administrator, Kristy Bernard, LSW; City of Easton Deputy Mayor, Sal Panto, Jr.; COMHAR Chief Executive Officer, Woody Rosenbach; COMHAR Chief Information Officer, Daniel Wilt; COMHAR Chief Program Officer, Trapeta B. Mayson; COMHAR Division Director of Intensive Residential and Community Services, Catina Anastasiadis; COMHAR LTSR Director, Christine Ebert.
Displaying ORLTSR Architect Drawing (Left to Right): Woody Rosenbach, COMHAR CEO, Christine Ebert, COMHAR LTSR Director, Trapeta B. Mayson, COMHAR Chief Program Officer, Catina Anastasiadis, COMHAR Division Director, Intensive Residential and Community Services, Daniel Wilt, COMHAR Chief Information Officer
Left to Right: Director of Human Services Susan Wandalowski, County Executive Lamont G. McClure, Jr., Senior Pastor, Greater Shiloh Church, Phillip Davis, Northampton County Department of Human Services Mental Health Division HealthChoices Administrator, Kristy Bernard, NH County Administrator, Tiffany Crush, Trapeta B. Mayson, COMHAR CPO, NH Deputy Administrator, Cathy Kromer, Christine Ebert, COMHAR LTSR Director, Catina Anastasiadis, COMHAR Division Director, Intensive Residential and Community Services