Since it was incorporated in 1981, Stroh Health Care has been involved in designing and providing a variety of services. Most recently, we have been involved in designing and implementing four major programs for British Columbia:
1. The Vancouver Drug Court Treatment Program was launched in December of 2001. This program was jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments and was the second such program in Canada. Stroh Health Care was contracted to design, develop, and implement the program. Then, once the program was fully implemented in the fall of 2002, Stroh Health Care won the contract to run the three-year pilot project. After the completion of the pilot project, the program was taken over by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in cooperation with Coastal Health.
2. In 2003, when the province first awarded the Relationship Violence Program contract for the entire province, we were successful in winning that contract, and have since been awarded that contract each time it has gone out to competition. The program is provided in forty-five locations throughout the province and has been evaluated by the research division of the Justice Ministry and found to reduce the incidence of additional domestic violence offences by 50%. The Relationship Violence Program is now called Respectful Relationships with Stroh Health Care providing Part 2 of the program.
In 2013, following consultation with the BC Government, Nova Scotia was given permission to deliver the Relationship Violence Program and we were contracted to provide the training component.
3. In 2005 we were awarded the contract to design, develop, and implement the Responsible Driver Program for the province, and we continue to manage that program. The Responsible Driver Program has gone through two independent evaluations during the last twelve years and both evaluations found that fewer than 10% of participants in the program were referred back to the program during a three-year follow-up period.
4. In 2015 we received a grant from the Ministry of Justice to work with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Justice to develop the Respectful Futures resource for the use of public schools throughout British Columbia.
During the twenty-year period prior to 2001, Stroh Health Care was primarily involved in providing private psychological services, consulting services to the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, and treatment services to specialized patient groups. One example of the latter is Exodus, a nine-bed intensive residential treatment program for multi-problem high-risk male youths, which was funded by the provincial government for eleven years. Exodus was extensively evaluated by an outside independent evaluator selected by the funding Ministries. The results of the evaluation were extremely positive:
- 78% of graduates were either in school or working after completing the program.
- 95% of the families felt they had benefited from the program.
- 90% of youth rated the program as good to excellent.
Exodus also underwent the extensive international CARF accreditation evaluation and received the highest level of accreditation possible.