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ORCA House

A residential treatment facility for adults age 18 or older who have a diagnosed, serious mental illness or substance use disorder.

ORCA House is now located in a fully renovated facility at Prospect & E. 30th in Cleveland.

Mental Health Residential Treatment

At ORCA House, one floor operates as a 16-bed, short-term mental health residential facility, serving adults who require a higher level of step-down care after being discharged from a crisis stabilization unit or inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. It’s also available for step-up care for adults referred for a higher level of monitored residential treatment.

With an expected length of stay of 30-90 days, the goal is to provide a positive, structured, caring, home-like environment conducive to the stabilization of symptoms, individual growth and development, and an effective transition back into the community. Services include:

  • Individual and group mental health counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health Day Treatment groups
  • Behavioral health assessments
  • Case management
  • Peer support
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • A primary care provider assesses residents upon admission. Follow-up primary care and infectious disease care is available as needed.

Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment

The facility also anticipates the future opening of a 20-bed unit aimed at treating individuals with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder, with an emphasis on intensive group therapy and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This unit also will provide ongoing medical care for residents discharged from the hospital who have co-occurring substance use disorder and endocarditis, which is a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart valves.

Check out this video about our re-opening!


Referrals for Mental Health Residential Treatment

ORCA House expects to begin accepting referrals for mental health residential treatment on April 29, 2024.

Referrals should be placed by a qualified behavioral health professional via this form and are reviewed by the ORCA manager. 

Referrals for Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment 

Please check back for more information about placing a referral for substance use disorder residential treatment.

Funding Support

The reopening of ORCA House and expansion of services is made possible through funding support from Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. 

ORCA House History

ORCA House is one of the oldest African-American founded substance use disorder centers in the country. Built in 1942, several recovering individuals made it their mission to bring recovery services to Cleveland.

ORCA House

Phone: 216-231-3772

3001 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115


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