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513 SW 156th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
(405) 701-9245

The Virtue Center: A Sanctuary for Recovery

Beating in time with the heart of the Norman community, and its commitment to uplifting our hurting citizens lies The Virtue Center, a sanctuary that has emerged as a beacon of hope for those entangled in the struggles of addiction and mental health issues. Under the expert guidance of Executive Director and CEO Teresa Collado, TVC has been at the forefront of the ongoing treatment and recovery for many of Norman’s most hurting and vulnerable for more than five decades. 

Understanding that time is short when someone suffering from addiction has made the decision to reach out and get help, TVC is one of the few places the hurting can walk in and speak with someone the same day, Monday through Friday. 

Knowing all too well  the complex driving forces fueling drug and alcohol addiction, the team at TVC wasn’t satisfied with just helping those embattled with addiction to stop using; instead, they received their JCAHO accreditation, allowing them to not only treat addictions but also provide stand-alone mental health services. With a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and ongoing support to help those struggling get to the root of their “why,” TVC stands ready with open arms to bring healing and hope to the Norman community and beyond. 

“The community of Norman deserves a place of hope, health, & healing.”

Teresa Collado Executive Director/CEO of The Virtue Center

A Holistic Approach to Healing

The Virtue Center’s philosophy centers around the belief that recovery transcends physical health, encompassing emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This holistic approach is evident in the wide range of services offered, from individual counseling and group therapy to innovative programs designed to address the specific needs of children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.. 

“Once you have the disease of addiction, it’s always a chronic disease. It doesn’t go away, and we have people coming back. They’re not using, but they’re ready to deal with their trauma because it’s interfering with their lives.” Teresa Collado 

Breaking the Stigma

One of the center’s core missions is to dismantle the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health. Through community outreach and education, The Virtue Center strives to foster a more understanding and supportive environment for individuals seeking help. 

By highlighting stories of resilience and recovery, the center aims to change the narrative around addiction, showcasing it as a challenge that can be overcome with the right support and resources. This is evident even in the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere of their new facilities in West Norman at 2457 Wilcox Drive, a welcome departure from the often cold and institutional facilities the hurting have come to expect. 

Empowering Through Education

The Virtue Center places a significant emphasis on the importance of early intervention and education. By offering programs and workshops that educate the community about the signs of addiction and mental health issues, the center empowers individuals to seek help before challenges become crises. This proactive approach not only aids in prevention but also ensures that more individuals have access to the support they need to embark on the path to recovery.

A Testament to The Virtue Center Team

The team at The Virtue Center embodies a collective dedication to recovery and healing, serving as the backbone of its transformative impact. Comprising compassionate professionals from various disciplines, including counseling, therapy, and support services, the team’s diverse expertise ensures a holistic approach to treatment. Many of the staff members, board members & supporters have a close and personal experience with addiction, so their purpose is very clear: to bring more people to the better life they’ve found. Their commitment to fostering a supportive environment not only aids in the healing process but also empowers individuals to navigate their journey toward recovery with dignity and hope.

If you’ve ever sought care for addiction, you might have found that there’s not much dignity in that experience. The Virtue Center is committed to making their facility a place where real people come to connect and heal, not to be punished or degraded. TVC is a place of light & hope that is open to the community.

 “I really gravitate towards people who just struggle and struggle and struggle… something just clicks, and they finally just surrender…all of a sudden, their mind becomes open.”

Caleb Klusmeyer CMI, PRSS, Business Development Manager and TVC Podcast Host

Looking to the Future

As The Virtue Center looks to the future, its goals are clear: to expand its services, reach more individuals in need, and continue to serve as a pillar of hope and healing in the community. With the unwavering support of Norman and the dedication of its staff, the center is poised to make an even more significant impact in the lives of those it serves.

In the journey toward recovery and healing, The Virtue Center stands ready to guide and support each step of the way. For those navigating the challenges of addiction or mental health issues, we encourage you to reach out to The Virtue Center at 405.321.0022 today . Your path to wellness begins with a single step, and a compassionate team awaits to walk alongside you.

If you’re inspired by the transformative impact of The Virtue Center and wish to support their mission, consider making a contribution to their cause. Your generosity can help extend the reach of their programs and services, bringing hope and healing to more individuals in need. Join us in making a difference by visiting The Virtue Center’s website and giving today. Together, we can build a stronger, healthier community, one life at a time.

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Amy Singleton is a contributing author and online editor for Whirlocal South OKC, Moore, and Norman. She’s the host of the Queen Lead Podcast, a motivational & marketing keynote speaker, and the CEO at HITE.

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