Freedom House, Inc.

2004 Route 31 North, Suite 9, Clinton, New Jersey, 08809

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About Freedom House, Inc.

Philisophy

Freedom House is a national leader in long-term treatment of adult men and women with alcohol and drug addictions, employing a 100 percent abstinence policy, with no allowance for relapse. With limited space and long waiting lists, Freedom House accepts only those patients with the desire and will power to recover from addiction. Freedom House’s program consists of customized treatment and relapse prevention plans that include both mental and physical health considerations for each individual.

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.

Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

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Meet the Staff
Galindo L. King, MHS, LCADC, CCS

Galindo L. King, MHS, LCADC, CCS

Executive Director

Glenn King became Clinical Director at Freedom House in 2001. Prior to that, he was Senior Counselor. He is responsible for the clinical operation of the program and serves as a supervisor for the counselors at Freedom House. Mr. King is also a graduate of the Freedom House substance abuse treatment program and passes along his life experiences and wisdom to the residents of the house. Prior to his position at Freedom House, Mr. King worked for the New Jersey Association on Corrections serving as program supervisor for a male/female halfway house for pre-release parolees. In his role, Mr. King oversaw the daily operations of the program, supervised staff and clients, implemented program activities, recruited and interviewed employees and monitored program effectiveness and expenditures. Mr. King has worked as a consultant for the State of New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program (I.S.P.) since 1993. He is responsible for providing assessments, consultation, group and individual counseling sessions to participants. From 1979 to 1987, Mr. King served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, First Ranger Battalion at Fort Stewart and Drill Instructor at Fort Dix. He received many commendations and awards during his service including Achievement and Commendation medals and Sharpshooter badges. Mr. King received a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society in social sciences. Mr. King is currently a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix, where he is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. He has taken courses at the Deeper Training Institute in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, towards his biblical counselor certification. He is a member of The Greater Shiloh Church, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, and serves as a group leader of “God Will Change Your Life” a ministry for recovering addicts. Mr. King also gives back to the community by helping community members’ access substance abuse treatment, jobs, and housing. He has coordinated and participated in several projects for New Jersey and Pennsylvania non-profit organizations. Mr. King and his wife Tina live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and have four children.

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ABOUT FREEDOM HOUSE, INC.

Freedom House, Inc. is an established resource for adult men and women seeking treatment and support for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in Clinton, N.J., just an hour west of New York City. Founded in 1986, the facility puts over 30 years of experience into its long-term, phased residential treatment for men, gender-separate transitional living for both men and women and their children, and outpatient services.

Since its founding, according to the facility’s website, Freedom House, Inc. has served over 2,600 people and reunited over 400 children with their families.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Residential treatment typically begins with an initial assessment upon admission to identify a client’s particular needs. To be eligible for treatment, however, clients must be medically stable and post-detoxification and expect a stay that ranges, on average, from four to eight months.

Relative to other programs statewide, Freedom House’s long-term option for men is one of just 195 (56.7 percent) that’s dedicated exclusively to serving adult men and one of just 38 (11 percent) that offers more than 30 days of residential care.

Obtaining stable, gainful employment is an important part of the long-term program, so men must be able and willing to work. As such, Freedom House is one of just 148 (43 percent) that offers employment training for clients. In Phase II, typically three months in, men are permitted to drive their cars to and from work. In all phases, men have individual and group counseling, educational sessions, and weekly 12-step meetings to attend.

They’ll begin Phase I adhering to a strict schedule that includes limited contact with family. As they demonstrate a sense of stability and responsibility, men begin seeking employment before their transition into Phase II. Once in Phase II, Freedom House, Inc.'s program requirements become less structured. In addition to having access to their own vehicle, residents are required to maintain full-time employment while attending all mandatory treatment sessions, as their work schedule allows.

To transition into Phase III, clients must have at least $1,000 in savings, completed all recovery assignments, and be firmly immersed in local 12-step fellowship. Phase III offers transitional living that is peer-driven and focused on reintegrating into the community.

While transitional housing serves as Phase III for men, women are only eligible for these services upon completion of an approved primary program. Residents must also maintain full-time employment while in transitional living. All are encouraged to utilize the facility’s outpatient services for additional support.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Freedom House, Inc. employs a team of licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors (LCADC), peer specialists, and house supervisors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Photos and videos published on the facility’s website depict homelike residences with shared and private rooms. Although new admissions share rooms, residents may move into a private room as they progress. In total, Freedom House can accommodate 66 men and women across four separate homes.

After Phase I, clients may receive additional privileges, such as weekend passes to visit loved ones and receiving visitors. The facility also has a fitness room and wrap-around porches.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The sole Rehabs.com survey respondent to date, M.H., simply wrote “THis place stinks,” but did not elaborate upon their experience.

On Facebook, however, which the facility itself can manage, all 12 reviewers gave Freedom House five out of five stars. Many highlighted and praised a tight-knit environment, while others offered up reports of sustained recovery. "Freedom House is a Family,” wrote Jay in a representative statement. “A Family that I will forever be grateful for and will always support.”[1]

Yet on Google, the sole reviewer who provided written commentary in addition to a star-rating, found the facility a bit lax: “Everyone comes and goes and nothing is checked at all. Ive seen bruthas shooting heron in the back all the time.”[2]

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, residential treatment at Freedom House comes to about $100 per day. Details on the costs of transitional living and outpatient services are not provided.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/FreedomHouseNJ/reviews/?ref=page_internal
[2] GoogleReviews

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  • MH
    THis place stinks