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Substance Abuse

We are all well aware of the significant impact that the Coronavirus/Covid-19 is having on our everyday lives.

At Tessie Cleveland Community Services, the health and well-being of our clients, team members, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our clients and team members as the situation continues to evolve. We are therefore introducing Virtual Parenting and Anger Management Class options. Tessie Cleveland Community Services HOPE program utilizes evidence based curriculum in various individual, and psycho-educational group counseling sessions offered during the day and in evenings. Clients are provided with individualized treatment planning which may include referral and linkage to additional supports and services.

You can now attend classes in the comfort of your home on your computer, smartphone, iPad or any electronic device. For further information please call Tessie Cleveland Community Services HOPE Program (323) 586-7333 Ext 7302.

Our HOPE Program offers outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and education services to youth and adults, 12-17 and 18 yrs. and up. Classes are available in English and Spanish. Individuals are screened in accordance with the accepted ASAM Criteria, and assessments and intakes can be scheduled within 24 hours of contacting us. The level of care and length of treatment varies dependent upon the unique needs of the individual. Our intensive outpatient treatment program provides the guidance and structure that individuals need as they progress along the path of a fulfilling sober life.


  • Referral/Screening

  • Intake & Assessment/Evaluation

  • Individual Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Education Classes

  • Urinalysis/Drug Testing

  • Case Management

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Referrals for Mental Health Services

    • Individual Therapy​

    • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

    • Seeking Safety

    • Medication Support Services

  • Referrals for MAT Services (Medications for Addiction Treatment)

Brochures and Flyers

HOPE Brochure

HOPE Flyer English

HOPE Flyer Spanish

Therapy Session


Group sessions may include process groups, psychoeducational sessions, experiential treatment modalities, spiritual growth exercises and life skills development workshops.

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Vocation and Educational Support


Individuals enrolled in our IOP are adjusting to preparing for their return to the workforce or to educational pursuits. We provide support and guidance to help our individuals utilize their strengths and succeed in their careers or coursework.

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Random Drug or Alcohol Testing

A key component of sustainable recovery, is accountability. Through monitoring our client’s sobriety with random drug and alcohol tests, we can give them a concrete reason to stay sober and, in the event of relapse, we can identify the issue early on and help our individuals get back into treatment right away.

Prevention and Education


Tessie Cleveland Community Services HOPE program prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate teens and adults to make positive choices. We provide these services in a variety of settings and ways, including research-based curricula in public and private schools, presentations at community centers, outreach services at local churches and health fairs. Our prevention program gives young people and their families the education and skills needed to avoid substance use/abuse and to take control of their lives. Services are offered to parents and high-risk youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system. Our goal is to bring awareness to the community through outreach and engagement and family inclusion events and activities.

  • Prevention programs foster academic achievement, avoidance of addictive substances, improved social and emotional behaviors, and stronger positive relationships with peers, teachers and parents.

  • Our program creates community awareness regarding the consequences of substance use and abuse for alcohol (underage drinking), marijuana, tobacco and prescription drugs.

Additional Court Approved Classes Offered

Anger Management

Tessie Cleveland Community Services offers the Anderson and Anderson™ curriculum which focuses on introducing behavior strategies for identifying and managing anger, stress and conflict while enhancing emotional intelligence and assertive communication. Anger is a natural basic human emotion that is often used to express negative feelings. Road rage, violent behavior, inappropriate verbal attacks, aggression, bullying others, and lack of appreciation for others are examples of issues that benefit from anger management.


The award-winning Breakthrough Parenting program is presented by a certified experienced Parenting Instructor, and is based on Dr. Jayne A. Major’s practical research and real-life experience in training over 20,000 parents. This parenting education course offers an in-depth understanding of the underlying causes of children’s behavior which is key. Applying the Breakthrough Parenting proven methods can turn power struggles with your child into cooperation and communication.

Breakthrough Parenting® teaches parents that the old authoritarian and permissive methods for raising children are the main causes of power struggles and fail to help children develop the “inner guidance” they need to learn to think for themselves and to care about others.

Breakthrough Parenting® offers a proven method for raising cooperative, happy and self-confident children.

Our classes will teach you how to:

  • Set appropriate and clear boundaries together with your children.

  • Discipline in a way that promotes willing cooperation from your children.

  • Turn mistakes into positive learning experiences.

  • Promote confidence and healthy self-esteem.

  • Help all family members accept personal responsibility for their actions.

  • Prepare teenagers to make responsible choices as they become

  • Form a deep and lasting bond with your children.


Our programs are designed for those who are seeking self-help; court mandated referrals, and those referred by Mental Health Agencies, Substance Abuse Counselors, DCFS, Probation, as well as concerned parents, and spouses. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information, please contact us!

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