Fourth & Hope - Walter's House Philosophy
Walter’s House, a residential substance abuse program, is part of a larger organization, Fourth and Hope, that provides services for the homeless and hungry. Using a therapeutic community model, Walter’s House helps clients understand the impact that their choices and actions have on those around them, and addresses distorted thinking patterns and low self-worth.
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ABOUT FOURTH & HOPE - WALTER’S HOUSE IN WOODLAND, CA
Fourth & Hope is a Christian nonprofit founded in Yolo County, northern California, in 1985, with a mission to helping the homeless. Today, the agency runs an emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and Walter's House, a residential program for people struggling with substance use disorder. Walter's House is located on a tree-lined street in suburban Woodland, 20 miles northwest of Sacramento. It's one of the 53.3 percent of California-based rehabs that operate on a private, nonprofit basis.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, residential treatment follows the therapeutic community model, helping clients address distorted thinking patterns, raise their self-esteem, and understand how their behaviors impact others. To achieve this, clients may attend Bible studies, counseling sessions, educational classes, and coping skills workshops with the peer-support model of a therapeutic community. The facility reports a 60 percent success rate.
It is unclear how long treatment lasts, though the single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that their family member stayed in treatment for 61 to 90 days, placing Walter's House among the 33.6 percent of California-based facilities that offer residential treatment lasting longer than 30 days.
Walter's House doesn't currently publish information about its staff, but a staffer polled by Rehabs.com indicated that the center doesn't employ any medical staff, and gave the facility three stars for its staff's experience levels. The only other reviewer surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Walter's House five stars for its level of staff support.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Walter's House offers 44 beds, making it larger than the average California-based residential rehab, which has 30 beds. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center's cleanliness gave it five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com hasn't yet polled any Walter's House alumni, but the program has a single five-star rating from an alum on CiteHealth. "This a good rehap center It will keep you inside most the time so you wont be tempted to get high," the anonymous reviewer wrote.
However, Fourth and Hope as a whole has mixed feedback on Google, with a three out of five-star average rating based on 12 reviews. One reviewer complained of outdated methods and too much emphasis on Christianity, and others described unpleasant experiences with staff or other clients. "Not very professional," Sherry wrote in one such comment. However, a few reviewers expressed their appreciation for Fourth and Hope and its programs. "This place is the best place ive been to as far as treatmeant go," Jovaughn wrote in a representative comment.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
"They utilize various effective treatment modalities and have a greatly diverse staff," wrote the single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date, who also mentioned that they'd referred several people to the facility. They gave Walter's House five stars for its family involvement and addiction treatment, and indicated that the program had helped their loved one.
WHAT STAFF SAY
However, secondary job review sites paint a different picture, with two reviewers giving Fourth and Hope perfect five-star ratings on Indeed (though it's not clear whether these reviewers worked at Walter's House or other Fourth and Hope facilities). One reviewer described Fourth and Hope as a "relaxed environment," while the other spoke highly of their work with clients, writing: "You get to meet the homeless around town and you get to learn about their past."
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, the cost of treatment is offset by donations, and the single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that they thought the center's pricing was fair.
Published on December 2018
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