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Rehabs.com Editorial Review
ABOUT HOME OF GRACE FOR WOMEN
Settled in a secluded, forested area in Eight Mile, Ala., the Home of Grace for Women offers a safe, supportive, and structured environment for adult women struggling with alcoholism or substance use disorders. The residential facility has a faith-based treatment program designed to address the physical, mental, and spiritual issues of addiction. The facility welcomes expecting mothers and provides accommodations accordingly through Hannah House, the facility’s living quarters for women enrolled to recover before giving birth.
The home does not offer detoxification services, but staff can make referrals for individuals to receive medical attention before admission into the program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
While Home of Grace emphasizes Christian-based activities, which include Bible study and devotionals, residents also participate in one-on-one counseling, group therapy, 12-step meetings, recreational activities, addiction education, and family counseling. Other program components include assertiveness training, values clarification, and supportive feelings groups.
A licensed teacher is available, and women may participate in GED preparation classes. To better integrate women back into their homes, the facility offers family counseling when appropriate.
Home of Grace also provides specialized housing for expectant mothers. Known as the Hannah House, the center offers educational classes and counseling that address the unique issues of pregnancy and addiction.
Upon completion of the 12-week program, Home of Grace provides a weekly aftercare service, which includes support groups and ongoing education. Women who meet certain criteria may stay longer than 12 weeks under a Graduate Status and seek employment through the facility’s vocational rehabilitation and job training center.
Home of Grace employs a staff of experienced addiction counselors. There is no on-site licensed psychiatrist, so the program may not be appropriate for women with co-occurring mental health disorders. In a representative alum review, one anonymous woman claimed: “the staff were patient and well prepared with [licensed] clinical staff and counselors.”
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The residential quarters are home-like, and the alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided high marks for accommodations and cleanliness. Clients have access to a playground, volleyball area, outdoor sitting areas, a shared living room, chapel, and surrounding gardens.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com offered praise for the program’s effectiveness, saving most of their criticism for the physical facility. Leigh told Rehabs.com: “The buildings need some renovation. Needs some updating.” However, regarding the treatment that’s offered, she wrote: “I believe most people had a very positive experience. You are able to get your faith back and lots of women walk in there not believing in God and become saved.”
Leslie felt the facilities “need more beds,” but included this note in her survey response: “I've been to 10 different centers and this one I finally understood through all their teachings and counseling that-- I CAN PROUDLY SAY I NOW HAVE OVER 16 MONTHS CLEAN WITH NO DESIRE TO GO [BACK] TO THE WAY I WAS LIVING.”
On Home of Grace’s official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, the center has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on the feedback of 56 respondents to date. 52 out of the 56 reviewers gave the facility solid five-star reviews. Recurring praise for particular staff members and the life-saving treatment are echoed amongst almost all women who provided commentary.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single review from a former client’s loved one submitted to Rehabs.com was extremely positive. Although the individual rated the facility poorly for accommodations, meals & nutrition, and treatment effectiveness, the individual gave Home of Grace a rating of five for affordability, counseling options, cleanliness, and experience. The reviewer would recommend Home of Grace for others.
WHAT STAFF SAY
One volunteer counselor surveyed by Rehabs.com gave high marks for the program’s overall effectiveness and stated that they would recommend the facility to friends and family; however, the volunteer counselor did note that the facility did not employ a Doctor of Psychology as a member of the staff.
Home of Grace does not publish its fees or insurance information online. Those polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility good marks for affordability.
Updated December 2016
Published on January 2017
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