It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of Cornerstone of Recovery's Columbus, Ohio IOP Location on December 5th, 2019.


While our census has remained strong over the past nine years, the prospect of having continued and lasting success is limited for us since we do not have a residential feeder source in the immediate area. After a long series of discussions and deliberation, our Board of Directors, Executive Team, and I have decided that it is best to begin taking steps to close our Ohio location.


When I assumed the directorship in 2012, I made a promise that we would offer quality group therapy, require that all therapists hold a master’s degree, work tirelessly for our patients, and always be proud of the work we do for the community. In the process, we successfully established ourselves as a high quality, stand-alone treatment center. Above all, we helped to save so many lives.


Our residential treatment center in Knoxville, Tennessee, is thriving and will continue to offer quality treatment in one of our four residential programs (Newcomers, Young Adults, Recovery Renewal, and our gender specific Women’s program) with specific tracks for Professionals, Aviation, Railroad, Veterans and Pain Management. With all these programs, we provide a Family Fundamentals program for families of our patients to participate in their loved one’s path to recovery. Our Tennessee location provides a full continuum of care from detox and residential to various levels of intensity, outpatient programs, and supportive living accommodations.  We hope you will continue to consider Cornerstone of Recovery in Tennessee for anyone who needs substance abuse treatment.  Please visit our website at www.cornerstoneofrecovery.com.


Cornerstone will continue to maintain a relationship with me and our other counselors in the Columbus area. I will be joining Directions Counseling Group in Worthington. Sarah Vorhis will continue to work with the Aviation professionals who have gone through treatment at Cornerstone and provide individual counseling at Columbus Behavioral Health in New Albany. Leslie Gagne will continue in her Upper Arlington private practice and continue with aftercare, and Jackie Reed will be enjoying retirement.


Thank you to the many referral sources who recognized us as an ethical and professional organization and utilized our services. Thank you to all the family members who trusted us to listen when they called in need of help for their loved one. Above all, thank you to the thousands of patients who walked through our doors and allowed us the privilege of participating in their care. I pray this letter finds them clean and sober, healthy, happy, and fulfilled by the Promises.


Our mission is to save lives, families, and jobs by providing hope, healing, and recovery to those impacted by the disease of addiction.  It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Columbus community with this mission.


God Bless,


Kimberly Bonta


Kimberly Bonta, MSW, LSW, LICDC

Director of Ohio Operations

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