The CReW (Counseling, Recovery and Wellness) Program began in 2013 in response to a need for on-site services embedded within permanent supportive housing and shelter settings. CReW provides licensed outpatient mental health and substance use treatment services in a variety of settings where people are living, in order to reduce some barriers to ongoing care. We seek to assist adults with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring challenges to improve their quality of life and achieve increasing levels of stability in recovery. We believe that this work is done best by developing collaborative goals with individuals for what could lead towards a happier and healthier life. We understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all type of treatment, so services are tailored based on individuals’ unique strengths and challenges.

Providing integrated treatment is critical to providing holistic care, and support is offered in multiple life domains such as symptom management, social skills training, and relapse prevention. Our multi-disciplinary teams assist individuals on setting and achieving goals to promote supportive connections with others in the community, create linkages to needed resources, maintain or improve physical health, apply for housing or benefits, or pursue vocational interests. CReW counselors are also able to make referrals to inpatient treatment or detox for individuals in need of residential substance use services.

CReW offers a number of internship placements for students earning a Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related fields. CReW supervisors are able to provide hours towards licensure supervision for LSWAICs, LMHCAs, LMFTs, ad SUDPTs.

CReW staff will not tolerate attitudes, behaviors, or statements that alienate, offend, or injure any person associated with CCS because of their racial or ethnic origin. We will enable and support all efforts to become aware of and eliminate racism and racist behaviors within CCS and the broader community. We will take exceptional steps to identify and root out such biases, especially where there appear to be long standing, institutional patterns of unacceptable behavior or lack of performance.

CReW Programs across King County offer a range of services with a frequency based on individual choice, affiliated agency requests, funding source and/or availability. Services may be offered in person or virtually via telehealth, and include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Individual Treatment Planning
  • Case Management
  • Medication Management
  • Therapeutic Counseling
  • Group Treatment
  • Care Coordination
  • Peer Support
  • Outreach & Engagement

Click the links for the service sites for more specifics at each location

To enroll for CReW outpatient treatment services, individuals must be 18 and older, be covered by Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), live in King County, and have significant challenges in maintaining life skills. Our staff requires a full name and date of birth to screen for eligibility.

You can also make a referral or request services by filling out this form.

“Thank you for hooking me up with CReW. It is great for me. I love [my counselor], and she is helping me a lot more than I realized I needed, and I am learning a lot about myself.” – CReW client and CHS resident