“To empower individuals through our uniquely designed education and counseling programs to bring healing and restoration to their lives.”
Using proven therapeutic drug and alcohol education and counseling methods, Visions’ is designed to provide a peaceful, faith-based, family environment offering an intensive residential recovery program for adult (and dual-diagnosed) women and women with children, outpatient for men and women and transitional housing for men and women.
A faith-based, therapeutic recovery community, Visions specializes in comprehensive treatment services to heal the ‘whole’ person and encourage positive change. Our clients learn the skills to solve emotional and behavioral problems, address relationship issues, and improve their quality of life.
Countless lives have changed, and families have been restored and will continue to be through VOTC, Inc. programs and services.
“Each human being has been intentionally created with a purpose in life and deserves every opportunity to discover and fulfill that purpose.”
Additionally, Visions believes each person can change. When people know their God-given purpose and are allowed to fulfill it, they will have begun to satisfy their deepest needs, which previously drove them to live lives riddled with addictive behaviors.
Uniquely designed to address each client’s specific issues by establishing or re-establishing a connection with personal core values, Visions emphasizes boundaries, responsibilities, spirituality, and family. Visions integrates a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach with substance use disorder treatment, ongoing supportive services and referrals, case management, and professional counseling to meet each client’s needs.
With first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing people in recovery and the limited community resources available to meet those needs, Steve and Tammy Lucarelli’s recovery journey led them to open Visions Of The Cross’ first sober recovery residences/transitional living home in 2001. By 2005, Visions of the Cross had grown to twelve heavy recovery residential/transitional living homes in the Redding area. In 2006, VOTC, Inc. (Visions Of The Cross) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by Steve and Tammy before another four sober recovery residential/transitional living homes were added in 2007.
In October of 2008, Visions added a California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) licensed and certified residential treatment facility for women and women with children. The following month, Visions Of The Cross became certified by the DHCS to provide outpatient treatment to both men and women. Also, Visions received certification as a Drug Medi-Cal perinatal and outpatient provider.
Recognizing a need for an intermediate level of care, Visions created an Adult Maintenance Program (AMP) for both men and women the following year. The AMP combines outpatient treatment for substance use with secure, sober transitional housing, providing essential safety and structure for participants.
Today, Visions maintains a unique 3.4-acre recovery campus encompassing three adjacent suburban-style cul-de-sacs, one for the 32-bed women’s substance use residential treatment program, another, which opened in May of 2019, for the 30-bed men’s residential treatment program and sober recovery residences/transitional housing, and the third for the outpatient programs and sober recovery residences/transitional housing. Additionally, four off-campus sober recovery residences/transitional housing locations bring Visions’ total housing capacity to 180 residents.
Since opening, Visions has provided alcohol- and drug-free housing for thousands of men and women, including women with children. Over 424 women have given birth to healthy babies while residing in the safety of either Vision’s perinatal residential treatment program or transitional housing.
As of July 1, 2020, all adult Medi-Cal beneficiaries/Partnership HealthPlan of California members can access services at Visions’ two Drug Medi-Cal certified residential SUD treatment programs and its outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. Partnership Healthplan of California (PHC) is Visions Managed Care Plan, and we are contracted with PHC to provide SUD treatment and two new programs – Community Supports and Enhanced Care Management- launched in 2023.
Visions of the Cross Enhanced Care Management Program offers Shasta County PHC members linkages to address barriers to their success, such as mental health needs, oral health needs, physical health needs, substance use disorder treatment at one of our facilities, necessary community-based or social services, health promotion, transitional care needs, and member or family services. Our ECM Lead Care Managers join beside each qualified member and assist them with overcoming these barriers and obstacles preventing them from living a healthy life. Visit the Enhanced Care Management page for more information about this program.
Visions Community Supports (CS) Program offers full-scope Medi-Cal PHC members additional services to overcome barriers to achieving a life worth living. The Visions CS Program Housing Navigator will provide each qualified member with short-term Post-Hospitalization (STPH) Housing (only for members exiting one of our Residential treatment programs), Housing Transition Navigation Services, Housing Deposits, and Housing Tenancy and Sustaining Services. Visit the Community Supports page for more information about this program.
The experienced, professional treatment team available to Visions’ clients includes a Medical Director, Director of Client Services, Clinical Supervisor, Program Managers, Licensed Therapists, skilled and Certified Substance Use Counselors, and Registered Substance Use Treatment Technicians. For those who request it, Visions Of The Cross also has pastoral counseling available to meet the spiritual needs of clients.