I was put in here back in 2013. I was coming off drugs and some serious life changes and had a complete mental breakdown. These people were a blessing and I can say I haven’t been in any sort of trouble to get me sent back and I’ve been sober ever since! This place is seriously a blessing for me. The food was better than jail, they let you watch movies and stay up pretty late. They gave me cigarettes until someone brought me some(quit those too!) they always had clean clothes and fresh bedding something I was not used to. The staff was extremely polite patient and understanding, even though I was out of it for awhile. The doctors initially did a check on me and decided I had to stay until I could pass a check. Thank god! It was probably only around 7-10 day experience but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
I’m a medicine delivery driver. I delivered prescriptions couple of times here. Each time I came. They had me wait outside for a while. Why??? Just take my package and give me a your first name. Why complicate things and had me wait for no reason? this is common sense 7 year old stuff.
I dropped off clothes to my daughter, I handed it to staff my daughter saw me hand it to staff. These people told her she doesn't know what she is talking about I never brought her anything.these clothes still had tags on them and now they supposedly don't exist. I would advise not going to this place because they look at mentally ill as being less intelligent. I am calling above their head today and calling lawyers to see what I can have done about the mental anguish they caused my daughter over the weekend by stealing from their patients.
I was at crestwood for a short vacation all of the staff were very helpful especially Isabel she sat with me to play Scrabble with me when no one else was available she is a very special person that day I realized how intelligent she is it was very comforting sitting with her I will never forget her ever I hope I will see her again under different circumstances meeting someone as beautiful and intelligent as her has made me seriously think about making the effort to improve myself so I can be worthy of such a special person such as she I am smitten with this woman obviously I only hop e I can find someone close to what she is because I know I will never find her equal be proud Isabel I can't and I will never forget You
Visited a relative there. Hall floors were FILTHY, so many stains. The outdoor space to get some sun was like a dog's kennel at the pound. He told the meals they serve are worse than what you see at a low budget shelter. They have NO activities, nothing to help occupy these patients, I have to bring books so he can jave something to do. The outdoor space was the worst. There were cigarette butts on the ground, a metal bucket in the corner with trash in it. And it just felt like a prison, not a place of recovery and mental healing. There was just....walls. He looked so drugged up. If this is where those without money are landed if they cant afford celebrity status facilities, than the government has failed its duties in a MAJOR way. These places can only operate by their budget and if we think this is good enough then that's a travesty, and willful ignorance will NEVER be excused.