Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients Claymont DE

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons.

Hogar CREA International Inc of DE
(302) 765-2298
110 West 30th Street
Wilmington, DE
Hotline
(302) 765-2362
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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UHS KeyStone Center
(610) 876-9000
2001 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
Hotline
(610) 876-9000
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Spanish

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Limen House for Men
(302) 652-7969
600 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Mirmont Treatment Center
(610) 744-1400
100 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Crossroads of Delaware Inc
(302) 652-1405
2303 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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Recovery Center of Crozer Chester
(610) 497-7200
2600 West 9th Street
Chester, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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SODAT Delaware Inc
(302) 656-4044
625 North Orange Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Focus Psychological Associates Inc
(610) 566-4330
700 North Jackson Street
Media, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Family and Community Service of
(610) 566-7540
600 North Olive Street
Media, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Latin American Community Center
(302) 655-7338x236
403 North Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals with substance abuse problems are doubly stigmatized. As substance abusers, they are viewed by many as weak in character and moral fiber. As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, they are reviled by some as deviant and immoral. They may encounter bigotry from employers, human service workers, criminal justice officials, the general public, and even their own families.

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons. Disclosure of sexual orientation can lead to an individual’s being fired or being denied access to housing and social services—all with legal impunity. LGBT individuals may even lose custody of their children if their sexual orientation becomes known during a custody dispute.

Even in those States that have enacted statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, LGBT individuals have sometimes been denied protection. Little wonder that LGBT individuals regard protecting information about their sexual orientation and substance abuse histories as criticall...

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