Our Mission of Healing
At Serenity Lane, our mission is to provide a healing environment in which chemically dependent individuals and their families discover an enhanced quality of life through long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse.
We believe that chemical dependency is a treatable disease. Through education, intervention and innovative treatment services, healing and recovery from the illness can be accomplished.
Our Strategic Plan
Serenity Lane is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those with Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Our plan focuses on several strategic priorities for the planning period that ends this year, in 2018:
• Program development and expansion to better serve patient needs
• Increased staff retention through Recruitment & Retention Committee efforts
• Expansion of our geographical area to better serve our patient demographic
• Improvement of referent/stakeholder relationships
• Expansion of our alumni network to increase support to the recovery community
Serenity Lane has been accredited by CARF
(The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
CARF examines our assessment and referral programs, our specialty hospital, residential programs, long-term treatment program (ExSL) and our outpatient programs. CARF typically awards accreditation in three year increments.
CARF-accredited service providers enjoy recognition among an international community of consumers and programs.
CARF-accredited programs ensure the highest industry standards possible, providing risk reduction and accountability.
CARF accreditation means the provider has passed an in-depth review of its services. It provides assurance that the health care facility meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality – qualified endorsement that the provider conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and that the focus is on delivering that most favorable results for their patients.
CARF accreditation means you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and its focus is on patient satisfaction.
Serenity Lane’s History
Serenity Lane was established as a private, not-for-profit treatment center for alcoholism and drug abuse in 1973 by Dr. Thomas A. Kerns. Sam Graves of Heartview Foundation, Mandan, North Dakota, was recruited to direct the Serenity Lane program. Serenity Lane has been licensed as a specialty hospital treating addiction since 1973 and all programs are accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). We are the only treatment center in Oregon that is fully licensed as a specialty hospital to do medical withdrawal support. We have a professional medical staff and 24-hour nursing care.
Serenity Lane has pioneered many new programs over the years, including outpatient and residential step-down programs which combine residential and outpatient services. Serenity Lane has outpatient programs in many locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Serenity Lane’s quality treatment of patients and their families is legendary.
Serenity Lane has had the only Addiction Counselor Training Program in the State of Oregon and we have graduates working in many treatment programs throughout the United States. Many of our counselors and physicians have been recognized for national honors. Our rigid adherence to qualifications and the longevity of our staff make Serenity Lane one of the premier treatment centers for alcohol and other drug problems. These attributes, combined with comparatively modest pricing, make Serenity Lane a desirable program for many patients and their families.