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Comprehensive Healing


Camillus House has provided substance abuse treatment services to individuals who are addicted and homeless since 1988.

What began as an informal self-help group has evolved into a professionally staffed and licensed co-occurring disorders treatment program, designed to meet the multiple, changing needs of a culturally diverse population.


The program, now called the Institute of Success and Personal Achievement (ISPA), was formally licensed in 1997, and is now licensed for Outpatient, Day/Night, Residential Levels II and IV.

ISPA incorporates self-help philosophies with clinical expertise, providing treatment through a mix of individual and group therapy, work training, and social activities. Recognizing that treatment must be tailored to the individual needs and preferences of the client, ISPA employs multiple approaches and modalities, emphasizing development of client-centered plans that are culturally, racially and ethnically appropriate. Co-occurring disorders are treated as separate, primary, chronic disorders.

The program currently maintains a retention rate of 77% of clients who enter active treatment.


The ISPA program is divided into four phases: Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Aftercare. Program clients work with licensed clinicians to establish individual treatment plans and move through each phase only when ready. The average length of time for a client to complete all treatment phases and graduate is five to nine months.


ISPA's comprehensive array of clinical, educational and therapeutic services include:

  • AA/NA meetings
  • Art classes
  • GED classes are offered through Lindsey Hopkins, and college courses through Miami-Dade College
  • Individual counseling
  • Life skills and educational groups
  • Recreational activities
  • Resume & job development
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Support groups
  • Yoga classes


Individuals interested in participating in ISPA's treatment program must be or have:

  • Men and women who are homeless
  • At least 25 years of age
  • No income from any sources
  • An active substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis (co-occurring diagnosis)

Intake to this program is held every Monday (except on holidays) beginning at 6:00 AM at the FPL Power to Care Building Lobby located at 1603 NW 7th Avenue, Miami. Admission into the program is based on availability and is on a first come, first serve basis.

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