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220 James Mattison Road
Liberty SC 29657

Home With A Heart Philosophy

The Home With A Heart is a cost-free residential substance abuse treatment center for chemically-dependent men struggling with addiction. Utilizing a Christ-centered approach to addiction treatment, The Home With A Heart offers an intensive eight-week residential program based on biblical principles, daily devotions, and the 12 Steps of Recovery. The Home With A Heart is a non-profit addiction treatment facility and is supported through the generosity of local sponsors.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Highlights

Work Therapy

Group Therapy

Bible Study

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Set on 29 acres of rural land in Liberty, S.C., Home With A Heart is a cost-free, nonprofit treatment center providing men with a 12-step, Bible-centric approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The residential rehab accommodates clients who have already completed detox (all men must be medically stable and have at least 72-hours clean to be admitted), and are ready to make a commitment to “being delivered through the love of Jesus Christ.”


Treatment is based on the theory that addiction is an affliction curable by belief in Jesus Christ. The format is traditional 12-step as it relates to the Bible.

Taking a “tough love” approach, as alumni have described it, the eight-week program offers a core curriculum of Bible studies, Bible classes, and lectures. Group studies and work therapy are the two mainstays of the program. Attendance at nightly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings is required and family members are encouraged to attend.


The program is run by peer counselors and preachers. According to the facility’s website, more than 50 area preachers volunteer their time to come and hold daily devotions with the men, as well as conduct bible studies and teach 12-step principles.


Clients are housed in one of two 3,700 square-foot dormitories. The 2,800 square-foot chapel has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and provides space for classes. Clients are responsible for the daily operation of the rehab, including cooking, cleaning and laundry. The facility is tobacco-free — smoking is prohibited anywhere on campus.


The four alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered the facility mixed feedback. Two former clients described the facility as a “joke,” but offered no specific info as to what they found unsatisfactory about the program.

The other two alumni, on the other hand, praised the facility for its strong, faith-based program and awarded it four and five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, its exercise offerings, its cleanliness, and its staff’s support and level of training and experience. “Came away with my dignity and self-respect restored, along with many tools to help me deal with my addiction,” wrote Tony in a representative review.

On Google, Home With A Heart received an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on eight reviews (two of which were for the thrift shop). One was from an alum named Shawn who wrote: “I just went through the program and it's just what the doctor order for me God is good thanks….staff I love all of you.”[1]


The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised the facility for its faith-based approach, and gave it five out of five stars for its connectivity and its cleanliness. While they did complain that there was a long wait list, the anonymous reviewer nevertheless wrote: “They show that there is another way to living a fulfilled life without the use of drugs. They show the unconditional love of Christ, they can relate with the residents emotional and physical needs.”


Alex, the one staffer surveyed by Rehabs.com who was also a graduate of the program, gave the facility four out of five stars for its honesty, its ability to put client interests first, and its overall quality of care. “GREAT PLACE ITS WHERE I GOT CLEAN/SOBER,” he wrote. Alex did note that one weakness of the facility was its lack of aftercare offerings.


As Home With A Heart is a nonprofit supported through the facility’s own thrift shops and the generosity of local sponsors, the treatment program is free of charge.

Updated December 2016

  1. https://goo.gl/5Z1VnH

Published on January 2017

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Home with a Heart is and will always have a special place in my heart. It gave me my life back. And I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about getting there life back.. Suck it up cupcake!!

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Meals: Carbs mostly, and anyone in the industry knows addicts need extra nutrition to recover from the ravages on their body imposed by drugs and alcohol. Counselors are RECENTLY recovered addicts, many with less than a year clean themselves. This is a "good ol' boy" facility, if you're not white, BEWARE. They USE the addicts that come in to do extreme amounts of labor... plus they get food stamps and serve sub standard meals, so they're making bank when you really add it all up....donations they take in, labor and food stamps they collect. Most of all, after exposure to the program, it is clear that much of their program is not based on industry standards, but is set up and run by non professionals who do it the way they want to, and some of what they do is questionable. We do not recommend this program to those serious about getting clean and staying clean...it's a fly by the seat of your pants organization. Free is not a good thing in this case, but is more like desperate people who literally have nowhere to go can at least get a roof over their head. We are praying for the Lord to rectify the many things we know are sub standard about this organization and their program and their "limited clean time counselors" that are supposed to help others get clean, because they are doing this in God's Name, and that upsets us significantly. We know specifics and we want that those who do what they do and don't do here are made to answer for their conduct and greedy ways. Most of all, if you or a loved one are sincere about getting clean, look elsewhere to ensure your needs are met.

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This place is a joke, a bunch of hypocrites.... wouldn't even send my dog here.

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This place is a joke.


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Helped me find my problem and showed me how to move on. They showed a man can change and no longer depend on drugs or alcohol to get thru life. But the man himself has to want to change for himself. Not for mom's. Not for a wife or girl friend. Not for some judge or court official.

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They show that there is another way to living a fulfilled life without the use of drugs. They show the unconditional love of Christ, they can relate with the residents emotional and physical needs. Not enough space waiting list long at times. When you have decided that you want help and are ready to get help, this is a great place. They won't waste their time and resources on anyone who don't really want to be there. you commit to the program, they will help.

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Came away with my dignity and self-respect restored, along with many tools to help me deal with my addiction. This is a tough love facility, designed around a Christ based formula for total life changing rehabilitation. A powerful experience and a no brainer if taken seriously.

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