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THS Historical Timeline


2016

THS expands size of Kent Branch.

THS is awarded contract by Seattle Housing Authority to provide social/emotional and academic support services to students living in Yesler Terrace and attending Garfield High School. THS opens first Primary Care and Women's Wellness clinics at Summit/Seneca branch.

2016

THS begins internship program with Sahmyook University in South Korea, expanding number of international medical students who come to THS to learn about the treatment of chemical dependency.

THS receives a two-year grant from Verdant to treat youth with co-occurring disorders through the THS Integrated Cognitive Therapy Program (ICTP).

2014

THS is awarded King County Drug Court contract and becomes major provider of Drug Court services for adults.

THS receives three year accreditation by CARF for Opioid Substitution, Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Programs with the highest marks in agency history. Receives first time Aspire to Excellence certification for Governance.

2013

THS offers services to female veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma.

THS provides enrollment assistance to all program participants who are newly eligible to Medicaid expansion or other health insurance obtainable as part of the Affordable Care Act.

2012

THS begins program with St. Tomas University in the Philippines to provide their physicians with training and experience in the treatment of chemical dependency.

Eastside branch begins offering Medically Assisted Treatment in July 2012.

2011

THS receives a three year accreditation by CARF for behavioral health and opioid services (opioid services: Everett, Shoreline, Summit, Seneca).

THS begins providing outreach services to veterans through program funded by King County Veterans Services Levy. Provides outreach to 185 veterans in first year of program.

2010

THS launches the ENCOMPASSTM program, an innovative treatment for youth with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

THS opens Youth and Family Services-Kent in August, 2010 to treat young adults involved in King County Drug Court.

THS opens Summit Annex, housing pregnancy, parenting and women's services.

The Youth and Family Branch in Everett opens in September 2010.

2008

THS receives a three year accreditation by CARF for behavioral health and opioid services (opioid services: Everett, Shoreline, Summit, Seneca).

2007

THS purchases Snohomish/Everett site.

2006

THS merges with Central Youth and Family Services.

2005

THS receives a three year accreditation by CARF for behavioral health and opioid services (opioid services: Everett, Midvale, Summit, Seneca).

The Snohomish/Everett site is certified by Washington State to provide alcohol and drug services.

2004

THS opens a branch in January in Everett/Snohomish County.

2003

THS is certified by Washington state to open a branch in Snohomish County.

THS-Seneca Branch receives a three year accreditation by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission for opiate services.

2002

The Eastside branch begins to provide chemical dependency treatment for Russian speaking clients, and by the end of the year clients were attending both individual sessions as well the intensive outpatient treatment group.

THS actively works with Group Health Cooperative to establish a continuum of care to treat those referred by GHC.

THS engages and completes a major building remodel at the Summit Branch to enlarge the client waiting area, client bathrooms and to upgrade dispensaries. Additionally, automatic doors are installed to meet ADA requirements.

THS is awarded a three year accreditation by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, for alcohol/drug, opiate, and mental health treatment services. This was our third consecutive three-year accreditation (the highest level of accreditation awarded).

2001

THS, THS - Summit Branch clients and Bastyr University collaborate related to an Acupuncture Study conducted by Bastyr University. The study examines treatment outcomes for patients utilizing acupuncture services and patients who do not elect to utilize acupuncture services. The data suggests that acupuncture participants were more likely to achieve favorable treatment outcomes, including retention in treatment and more favorable progress toward treatment goals. Additionally, patients receiving acupuncture appear to have a more positive orientation related to recovery and the treatment process.

2000

THS and Eastside Recovery Center merge effective January 2000.

THS establishes Seneca Branch at 1305 Seneca Street.

Alvirita Little Award presented to Elizabeth Thomas, ARNP, for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of children and families and her work with children as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Therapeutic Health Services sponsors a Russian social worker from Khabarovsk to spend two and a half months with THS staff learning how chemical dependency and mental health services are provided in the U.S. The social worker provides guidance to THS about developing treatment services for Seattle's growing Russian-speaking communities.

Mental health providers on site at all branches.

1999

Focus on Families is recognized as one of eight programs nationally showing promise as an effective drug prevention program by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Alvirita Little Award presented to Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda for 50 years of service to at-risk youth and their families.

Therapeutic Health Services receives our second three year re-certification from The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) including accreditation for mental health programs.

1998

The Focus on Families program is featured on PBS series "Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home", produced and hosted by world-renowned journalist Bill Moyers.

1997

Therapeutic Health Services celebrates 25 years of service to the community.

Alvirita Little Award is presented to Senator George McGovern.

THS is featured in a Japanese national TV documentary focusing on treatment solutions for the world-wide drug problem.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse recognizes Focus on Families as one of the nation's top ten effective prevention programs.

1996

THS chemical dependency treatment programs receive the highest level of international accreditation through CARF — The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

1993

Alvirita Little Award is presented to the Drug/Alcohol 24 Hour Helpline.

1992

Therapeutic Health Services offers long-term, mental health patient housing.

1990

THS merges with Central Area Mental Health — now the Rainier Branch. THS is the first agency in Washington licensed to provide both mental health and chemical dependency services.

1989

The first Alvirita Little Award is presented to New York City's Mother Hale.

1988

The Alvirita Little Award is created to honor individuals or organizations that have contributed continuously and selflessly to children, youth, adults and families at-risk, especially those affected by chemical dependency and mental illness.

1984

THS is certified to provide alcohol treatment in addition to chemical dependency services.

An additional branch opens to serve "non-traditional" drug abuse patients such as medical professionals, white collar workers and professional athletes.

1981

Therapeutic Health Services becomes a United Way of King County member agency.

1975

Chemical dependency and support services for pregnant women begins— the first in the state of Washington.

1972

Therapeutic Health Services (THS) is founded as the Center for Addiction Services.

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