Step 1: Introductory Call
The first step will be our outreach/admissions staff reaching out to you for more information about you or your loved one’s situation and to answer your questions about the program. Our goal is to help you find a solution to the urgent circumstances you or your loved one are enduring whether that be coming to Gray Wolf or assisting you to find a program that may be a better fit.
The highlight of this first step is for us to become as familiar as possible with you or your loved one’s situation, including chemical use history, strength and areas for growth and interests, talents and goals. This will help make an initial determination about your loved one’s needs and whether Gray Wolf is the best fit.
Step 2: Clinical Conversations
To continue to assess if Gray Wolf is the best next step, we begin clinical conversations between our team and any appropriate clinical professionals who work with or have worked with the prospective resident.
Many young men who come to our program have previously worked with therapists, addiction or mental health professionals or have been enrolled in other programs. These professionals typically have very valuable insight into the prospective resident that is not only helpful in assessing if Gray Wolf is a good fit, but can help establish a more seamless continuum of care.
Step 3: Resident Interview
The centerpiece of the admission process is a conversation with the prospective resident. Even though we have a good deal of information by this stage of the process, there is no substitute for beginning to get to know the young man himself.
We will do a phone interview with the prospective resident to further understand who he is, from level of acceptance about his addiction to hobbies, goals and favorite foods. This is the perfect time for him to ask any questions of us as well.
Step 4: Finances & Logistics
If all parties agree that Gray Wolf and the prospective resident are a good fit, we will finalize the financial arrangements and travel logistics. We will also provide assistance with any other details needed to complete the admission process so you or your loved one’s travel to Gray Wolf is comfortable and safe, and he is met and welcomed into our community by a group of knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly people who are ready to roll up their sleeves to help.
We invite and encourage you to come visit Gray Wolf and Port Townsend at any point during the preparation for you or your loved one’s arrival to meet our team, tour our beautiful campus and experience the spectacular surroundings of the Olympic Peninsula that make Gray Wolf such a wonderful place to live and begin or continue the journey of healing and recovery.