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3/1/2012 - Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. Receives CARF Accreditation for its Continued Dedication and Achievement to Higher Standards
When an organization sets it goals to meet higher standards than is required by licensing agencies, payer sources, community stakeholders and industry standards, and then goes on to achieve those goals, it is remarkable accomplishment. Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. is proud to have achieved just that remarkable accomplishment.Download PDF
9/04/12-9/05/12 - Hope Concept Wellness Center’s Wellness Solutions 1.0
PHILADELPHIA - Mertice “Gitane” Williams, Crestwood’s Vocational Wellness Educator, will be one of the prominent speakers at the Hope Concept Wellness Center’s Wellness Solutions 1.0, first annual education and outreach conference on vital mental health issues. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 4-5, 2012.Download PDF
8/30/11 - bauman college graduate spotlight: jay leslie, natural chef
PENNGROVE - My education at Bauman College gave me the knowledge, confidence, and ability to take on a project of magnitude . The Chef Instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and adept at passing that knowledge on to their students.Download PDF
7/08/10 - recipe for health gardening program proves to be good therapy
SUNNYVALE - It started with a single fava bean plant. The mission-defining Horticultural
Therapy Program at Sunnyvale's Idylwood Care Center kicked off because one
resident asked for fava beans in her dinner.
9/01/09 - Garden Brings Bounty Home
FREMONT - Thirty pounds of fresh yellow squash and zucchini, in addition to 20 watermelons, only scratches the surface of the harvest that the garden at Crestwood Manor skilled nursing facility in Fremont, Calif., brings each year.
4/07/09 - Mental health consumers fear program cuts
FAIRFIELD - A couple of dozen people pleaded with the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday to spare the Neighborhood of Dreams program serving those experiencing mental health challenges. The county has yet to officially propose cutting funding for the program run by Crestwood Behavioral Health. Still, state budget woes trickling down to the county has made this a possibility and some program users wanted to make their voices heard well before the June budget hearings.Download PDF
7/26/07 - Field of Dreams Brings Supported Education and Employment to Solano County
Field of Dreams, a new farming and business program, empowers people with disabilities and mental health consumers through supported education and employment. The program was created by the Neighborhood of Dreams, developed by Crestwood Behavioral Health and Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, in collaboration with Solano Community College and Solano County Health and Human Services.Download PDF
2/28/07 - Vallejo's Crestwood focuses on 'strengths not disabilities'
Allen Cason's life lurched from one dead end road to another when he was hooked on methamphetamines. Even after 14 months in Vacaville Correctional Medical Facility for drug offenses, and several suicide attempts, Cason, 43, said he still probably wouldn't have quit if weren't for Vallejo's Crestwood Behavioral Health Center.Download PDF
2/14/07 - Hope in Recovery Wellness Centers Empower Clients
Lorena Salinas, 41, of Dixon, considers herself a very happy, upbeat kind of person, but after an unfortunate injury at a local grocery store where she worked, she became very depressed and didn't know what to do.Download PDF
2/09/07 - Dixon Tribune
Those battling depression or other mental health issues are now finding it easier to cope and integrate themselves back into “normal” life by enrolling in programs offered by Dixon Wellness and Recovery Center—one of three new centers sponsored by Solano County, the Crestwood Behavioral Health in San Francisco, and the Dreamcatcher Empowerment Network.Download PDF
1/18/07 - daily republic
Anthony Lara, 39, spent 10 years in and out of hospitals before understanding why he heard voices in his head. Lara, a man whose smile produces defined dimples, was told in 1991 he had a chemical imbalance and was given medication to alleviate his problems. But they remained and actually worsened. After 10 years of living a life filled with stress and fear, which nourished his low self-esteem, Lara moved into a board and care facility in Vacaville and was introduced to Donovan's Place in Fairfield, where support, counseling and life skill programs helped him to understand his mental illness of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and insomnia.Download PDF
10/31/06 - Crestwood Behavioral Health – Solano Achieves Stellar Five-Year Safety Record
Crestwood Behavioral Health Center - Solano is proud to announce it has reached the five year mark with a ZERO incidence rate of serious employee injuries. This is a noteworthy achievement for any residential care facility, but particularly remarkable for a mental health rehabilitation center serving consumers with persistent mental illness.Download PDF
8/31/06 - Crestwood Behavioral Health Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Crestwood Behavioral Health is proud to announce that it has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its mental health programs. This is the second accreditation that the international commission has awarded to Crestwood, and it includes the following: Crestwood’s Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers in Angwin, Bakersfield, Eureka, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, Solano and Vallejo and five Adult Residential Facilities in Bakersfield, Eureka, Fresno, Pleasant Hill and Solano.Download PDF
8/26/06 - Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network today announced that it has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its vocational assessment, training, support and job preparation programs for youth and adults with limitations and disabilities. This is the first accreditation that the international commission has awarded to Dreamcatchers.