The October 2005 Final Evaluation Report prepared by Resource Development Resources found Wolfe Center to be a very successful program. Evidence of drug use and criminal violations decreased. School attendance increased. And indicators of well-being in a variety of domains improved. Parent results showed they were extremely satisfied. Participant survey results show that the students are generally pleased with the program. The results show that the participants are building strong internal and external developmental assets including the confidence to stop or reduce their drug use and better interpersonal skills. Findings also suggested that the youth feel acknowledged, respected, and listened to by staff and that staff are setting clear expectations for youth.
Areas listed for improvement included implementing program plans to increase leadership opportunities, consistency in the perception of rule and policy enforcement and peer support among program participants.
There's More to the Program than Just Treatment. The program includes the traditional treatment components of assessment, treatment planning, education, parental support and education and individual and group therapy. These services are delivered in a supportive environment that includes various recreational activities, breakfast and lunch meals, a computer laboratory, a music and recording studio, and other resources designed to catch and hold the interest of youth who are learning to live a clean and sober life.
Youth Development. We ascribe to youth development principles. That means it's not enough to identify and neutralize problems. Our goal is to help our clients build interests, strengths, and abilities.
Community Involvement. Staff is available to provide public presentations and educational forums on the impacts of alcohol and other drug abuse on our youth, families and communities. Al-Anon and Al-ATeen meetings are held weekly at the Wolfe Center.
Volunteer Program. Wolfe Center is gradually developing a volunteer team to assist in providing certain program services, including special activities for youth participants. One group of volunteers includes professionals in the music industry who are developing the recording studio. To volunteer, call the program and ask to speak to the "volunteer coordinator."
Taboo Tattoo Removal. Once a month free tattoo removal services are offered at Wolfe Center by Queen of the Valley Hospital in partnership with Auction Napa Valley and Napa Juvenile Justice Network.
Link to Taboo Tattoo Brochure
Program Certification. Wolfe Center holds Alcohol and Drug Program and Drug Medi-Cal Certifications from the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and Mental Health EPSDT Medi-Cal Certification from the Department of Mental Health.
Qualified Staff. Our staff of 15 includes a medical director/psychiatrist and four licensed therapists. All of our counselors hold at least a bachelor's degree and a majority hold master's degrees. Bilingual/bicultural services are also provided.
Complimentary Alcohol and Drug Screening
Assessments. Staff are available to provide no cost assessments to assist youth and their families in determining alcohol and drug severity and prescribing appropriate treatment levels.
Program Cost. We charge for treatment but apply the state's Uniform Method for Determining Ability to Pay as a sliding scale. If a family has difficulty paying the amount called for under this system, it can apply for further fee waivers. Most of our clients have qualified for substantial fee reductions. We're always looking for donations. They can be designated for specific projects, such as the recording studio, or used for general support to provide treatment to lower income families.