COMPASS Corporation for Recovery Services was formed in 1998 to better address the changing demands of the substance abuse field in Northwest Ohio. Our organization has been traditionally known as “COMPASS.” CCRS was formed to be the major operations part of our organization with COMPASS and COMPASS New Directions acting as subsidiary companies providing services. SASI was added as a subsidiary company in 2003. In 2006 we legally became one entity with various programs but only one company: COMPASS Corporation for Recovery Services.
The COMPASS name took effect in 1982, but the organization actually began as Toledo Halfway House Residence Inc. in 1971. Richard Webb was the executive director at that time and he remained in that position until his retirement in 1999.
The doors of the Christoff House opened in April 1971. Christoff House was a 25 bed “halfway house” for men. The driving force behind “Toledo Halfway House Residence Inc.” was the area Episcopal Church Women (ECW) who wanted to create a meaningful and dignified service to rehabilitate the “skid row” type alcoholics who roamed the streets and alleyways of near downtown (Summit/Cherry) area. These “winos” would panhandle to buy a bottle of cheap wine to share. Most detoxed in the House of Corrections and several hundred arrests for drunkenness was not uncommon.
The ECW took their concerns and talents to Mr. Chris Christoff, retired chief probation officer of Toledo Municipal Court. Mr. Christoff in turn called together representatives from unions, businesses, churches, government, the University of Toledo and social services. With the community providing the technical know how and the ECW providing the drive, motivation, and the glue that held it together, a new agency/service was created.
Later, the ECW reappeared and led the charge to open a similar facility for women. In April 1974, the Morley House opened. As time progressed, COMPASS grew and expanded its services to meet the rapidly changing needs of the community. Many changes have been made over the years. In 1971, our annual budget was $37,000 and we served 81 men with two full-time and one part-time staff persons. Today, our budget is over $5 million and we serve approximately 4800 patients a year with a staff of over 100.
Our early halfway houses were true quality treatment. They were very homelike, supportive, and provided for individual needs of belonging, freedom, fun, power, and physical needs of food, clothing and shelter. The houses were homes, staff/patients and family and the environment was conducive to change and recovery. Life long relationships were developed. At that time “we managed to care.”
Life was good! Results were good! And COMPASS made a difference. The halfway houses provided a “strong” foundation for COMPASS to grow.
SASI (Substance Abuse Services, Inc.) was formed in 1981 by former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford. SASI was created with the belief that chemical dependency is a disease. This disease, if left untreated, would continue to progress and become potentially fatal. Total abstinence from all mood-altering drugs is necessary for a successful recovery. This includes avoidance of, where at all possible, the use of prescription drugs that may alter the mood. Recovery is a lifestyle, not simply the cessation of using chemicals.
Each new patient meets with the billing office to assess the method of payment for treatment services. COMPASS accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and self-payment on a sliding scale according to income level. For those patients who are not insured or who do not qualify for Medicaid, funding from the state or local government may be accessed.
What to Bring:
Medicaid card (if enrolled in Medicaid)
Last two pay stubs
Most recent tax return
Payments for services can be made at COMPASS by cash, VISA, MasterCard or money order made payable to COMPASS Corporation for Recovery Services or CCRS.
Please note: The assessment and payment process does not apply to patients registering for the Driver Intervention Program (DIP). Payment for DIP is due at time of registration, or a Medicaid card must be presented at that time and again at the beginning of the program.
The assessment process results in each patient being assigned to a specific type of treatment or program. Once the financial assessment is completed, the patient will be directed to that program. The residential intake process is different from the outpatient process, and depending upon the program there may be a limited waiting period until there is space for the new patient.
In the event that the waiting period will be more than three days, the patient will be enrolled in COMPASS’s Early Engagement Program until a treatment space is available. In most cases an individual coming to COMPASS for the first time will not begin treatment that day. However, COMPASS personnel work tirelessly to accommodate the needs of patients and will admit the patient as soon as possible.
- Currently Seeking, President/CEO – email:
- Mary Klosinski, Administrative Assistant – email: email@example.com
- Al Woods, SASI Division Director – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jim Schultz, COMPASS Division Director – email: email@example.com
- Gerry Resnick, Chief Financial Officer – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Orlando, Human Resources Director – email: email@example.com
- Garry Mulkey, Kitchen/Facilities Manager – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dave Rainsberger, MIS Manager – email: email@example.com
- Marilyn Rule, Compliance Officer – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Kevin Kendzierski (SASI Medical Director)
- Dr. Mahdi Doumet (COMPASS Medical Director)
COMPASS would not be where it is today without the help and support of our Board of Directors. We appreciate all of their hard work and look forward to see what they will bring to the future of COMPASS.
|William Takacs – Chair||Christopher Pawson – Vice Chair|
|Richard Faist||Dana Zanville|
|Lt. Donald Atkinson||Linda Schlachter|
|Cathy Carroll||Edward D. Gaston, Jr.|
|Robin E. Libbe||Sally Goligoski|
|SR. Diana Kleman||Norine Wasielewski – Secretary|
|Michael Baas – Treasurer||Tonya Toonson|
|Linda Howe||Richard Meeker|
|Jim Worden||Howard Hull, Emeritus Board Member|
|Dr. Lynne McCullough, Emeritus Board Member|