CReW (Counseling, Recovery and Wellness) Program

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

Eligibility
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.

South King County CReW


Outpatient Treatment Services:

CReW Services in South King County is a licensed community mental health and substance use disorder treatment program and provider of the King County Integrated Care Network (KC-ICN). Our program focuses on serving adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life. Range of services includes diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, peer support, case management, group counseling, skills training, care coordination, medication management, and psychoeducation. CReW clinicians provide services in a variety of locations across King County, including within Permanent Supportive Housing programs, shelters, day centers. Services offered utilize Harm Reduction and Recovery principles, with an emphasis on building collaborative relationships with the persons served as the first step towards lasting engagement in treatment.

Homeless Outreach Services

In partnership with the Seattle King County Public Health Department and the HealthCare for the Homeless Network, the Homeless Outreach team provides support to homeless adults in South King County and to Families in Shelter throughout the County. Outreach Specialists offer community based outreach and engagement services to people who are living in homelessness, primarily in the areas of Federal Way, Kent, Burien, Renton, Kirkland and Tukwila. Outreach Specialists will meet people literally where they are at and assist with identifying needed resources and make linkages for housing, health care, and benefits wherever possible.

Services are prioritized for people who have had frequent inpatient hospitalizations and/or incarcerations over the last year. Staff work to identify the needs of individuals and provide information and referrals to needed services such as housing, inpatient substance use treatment, and long term behavioral health counseling.

The integrated, multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee
  • Certified Peer Counselor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatric Provider
  • Care Coordinator

To connect a homeless adult or family to services, contact: 253-246-2435

Seattle & East Side CReW

 

CReW Services in Seattle and East King County is a licensed community mental health and substance use disorder treatment program and provider of the King County Integrated Care Network (KC-ICN). Our program focuses on serving adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life. Range of services includes diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, peer support, case management, group counseling, skills training, care coordination, medication management, and psychoeducation. CReW clinicians provide services in a variety of locations within Seattle downtown and greater King County, including within Permanent Supportive Housing programs, shelters, day centers. Services offered utilize Harm Reduction and Recovery principles, with an emphasis on building collaborative relationships with the persons served as the first step towards lasting engagement in treatment.

Our team includes:

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals and Trainees
  • Certified Peer Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Care Coordinators
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychiatric Providers

Eligibility

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 survey.

Employment:

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.

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CReW FAQ’s

Primary Locations
1902 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98101
11920 NE 80th St, Kirkland, 98033

1229 W Smith St, Kent WA 98032
33505 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Get Help
Services Referral Form

Seattle/Eastside:
Tasha Pharr, Access Specialist
206-956-9570

South King County:
Sharlene Insong, Psychiatric Care Coordinator
(253) 246-2435

Directors’ Contact Information

Don Clayton (DonC@ccsww.org)
Clinical Director
CCS King County and Catholic Housing Services
206-726-5683

Casey Wishart (caseywi@ccsww.org)
CCS King County Regional Behavioral Health Director
206-735-8463

After Hours
King County Crisis Connections
206-461-3222

Downloads
Click here to download our brochure (English).

General Inquiries
206-323-6336
E-mail

Mail Donations to:
Catholic Community Services
Attn: Fund Development
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5979

“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