The Nehemiah Project DC targets returning citizens. However, TNPDC has extended their program to assist people suffering with the conditions below because TNPDC believes that proper intervention can help avoid criminal prosecution and recidivism.
Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a serious mental health condition that activates in the aftermath of a traumatic event or experience, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. While every case of PTSD has a unique origin, the veteran community suffers frequent struggles with PTSD, according to Pharmacy and Therapeutics. While researchers have not found a cure for PTSD, several treatment options remain available for those suffering from this disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder can have a dramatic effect on victims as well as their loved ones.
Causes of PTSD
The specific cause of post-traumatic stress disorder varies by case, but the onset almost exclusively occurs after a traumatic event or experience. In times of distress, people may experience a natural “fight or flight” response in the body. While this heightened awareness and rush of adrenaline usually dissipate after a dangerous situation resolves, some researchers believe people experiencing PTSD have difficulty recovering from this state.
TNPDC will assist program participants obtain the necessary resources to meet their needs as they improve their quality of life.
Recovery from Drug Addition
Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease. It causes a person to take drugs repeatedly, despite the harm they cause. Repeated drug use can change the brain and lead to addiction.
The brain changes from addiction can be lasting, so drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease. This means that people in recovery are at risk for taking drugs again, even after years of not taking them.
Does everyone who takes drugs become addicted?
Not everyone who uses drugs becomes addicted. Everyone's bodies and brains are different, so their reactions to drugs can also be different. Some people may become addicted quickly, or it may happen over time. Other people never become addicted. Whether or not someone becomes addicted depends on many factors. They include genetic, environmental, and developmental factors.
Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Even people with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. This is called remission.
TNPDC is committed to assist each program participant in realizing recovery through counseling, positive changes and instilling values that are vital to a voluntary adjusted lifestyle.
Safe/Structured Living Environment
A stable home provides a sense of place where we belong and feel safe, where our friends and extended family can visit, where we keep our possessions, and a base from which we can engage positively with our local community.
Living in a stable, structured household yields a multitude of opportunities and stronger outcomes for returning citizens.
A stable home provides a platform for improved outcomes around employment, health, and education.
For instance, the impact of stable housing on children and youth is well documented, including that, without stable housing, young people are more vulnerable to mental health problems, developmental delays, and poor cognitive outcomes. Further, there is a correlation between housing instability and trauma, which can negatively impact future success.
Educational outcomes for children are also improved with housing stability; young people in stable housing are less likely to repeat a grade and less likely to drop out of school.
Ultimately, the lack of stable housing has long-lasting effects that can impact health, education, and employment throughout people’s lives and in future generations.
TNPDC is committed to assisting program participants of all ages experience the peace of a safe and structured home.
Many people in the United States don’t get the health care services they need.
People without insurance are less likely to have a primary care provider, and they may not be able to afford the health care services and medications they need.
Strategies are critical for making sure more people get important health care services, like preventive care and treatment for chronic illnesses.
Most without insurance don’t get recommended health care services, like cancer screenings, because they don’t have a primary care provider. Other times, it’s because they live too far away from health care providers who offer them.
Interventions to increase access to health care professionals and improve communication — in person or remotely — can help more people get the care they need.
TNPDC helps program participant receive the care they need by helping them get timely, high-quality health care services.
Vocational education is defined as "organized educational programs offering a sequence of courses which are directly related to the preparation of individuals in paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging occupations requiring other than advanced degrees."
TNPDC is currently offering an 8-Week Microsoft Office 365 training course to gain hands-on computer experience with the complete Microsoft Office Suite typically used in office settings.
The Microsoft Word Course includes:
Most people with mental health problems can get better. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time.
Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals:
Four Dimensions of Recovery
Four major dimensions support a life in recovery: