Home of Grace for Women in Eight Mile, AL

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(4.1 of 5)
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394 Aldock Road
Eight Mile AL 36613

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ABOUT HOME OF GRACE FOR WOMEN

Set in the woods of Eight Mile, Ala., northwest of Mobile, the Home of Grace for Women offers long-term, Christian faith-based residential care for adult women struggling with substance use disorders. Women who are pregnant are welcome and are housed in one of two residences on-site. Detoxification services are not provided. The facility is one 33 (24.3 percent) of Alabama facilities to provide specialized programming for pregnant and postpartum women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Residents of Home of Grace for Women participate in a 12-week program of Bible study, 12-step meetings, individual and family counseling, and numerous therapeutic and educational groups.

According to the facility’s website, the program emphasizes moral responsibility. Groups address such topics as assertiveness training, values clarification, parenting skills, sexual abuse, and grief and anger management. The facility also offers aerobics, arts and crafts, and GED preparation.

Upon completion of the main program, women may attend a weekly aftercare meeting on-site. Some clients are eligible to extend their stay through “graduate status” as they seek employment while receiving job training.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team at Home of Grace for Women is described on the facility’s website as “experienced addiction counselors.” Some are volunteers. Five of the six individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date expressed strong satisfaction with staff credentials, while one granted just one out of five stars.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The residential quarters depicted in a Home of Grace for Women website video feature space for more than a dozen women. The grounds include a playground, volleyball court, several outdoor meeting areas, and gardens.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Three of four alumni polled by Rehabs.com would recommend Home of Grace for Women to others. Metrics measuring some aspects of accommodations and treatment revealed opinions split between strongly favorable (four- and five-star ratings) and strongly critical (one and two stars).

Treatment Effectiveness: 4.3/5
Facility’s Cleanliness and Upkeep: 3.5/5
Family Participation: 3.3/5

However, all four former clients tended to agree on several areas that suggesting a limited range of programming, such as low ratings for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring mental health disorders, counseling options, and holistic offerings.

Counseling Options: 2.3/5
Holistic Offerings: 1.5/5

Each alum cited the program’s Christian approach as a strength, including the more critical reviewer, who noted concerns about confidentiality. "It gives you something more than just the 12 steps," alum Leigh wrote.

Five reviews for Home of Grace on Google trended similarly, with an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars. Two written comments were broadly favorable, describing the facility as “amazing” and stating “nowhere can compare,” while one reviewer expressed concerns about trust.[1]

Even more predominantly positive were reviews on the rehab center’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor. A mix of 84 alumni, loved ones, and staff contributed to an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars. A sampling of written comments revealed a majority that referenced the program’s faith basis favorably. Several also reported that their experience was life-changing and particularly that they learned about themselves through treatment. “Ive never felt so love and so understood!” alum M.C. wrote. [2]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com identified “certified staff” and confidentiality as Home of Grace strengths. They awarded four and five stars for family participation and facility cleanliness and agreed with alumni on a low rating for holistic offerings.

WHAT STAFF SAY

A single staff member, self-identified as a volunteer counselor, concurred with others polled on limited options at Home of Grace. They rated treatment effectiveness and the staff’s level of training both four stars, but noted that there was no psychologist on staff.

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. However, the four individuals polled on the affordability of Home of Grace felt comfortable with its costs.

Affordability: 4/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/HomeOfGraceForWomen/reviews/

Published on June 2018

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Strengths: It is faith based. Weaknesses: Needs more educated counselors, nutrition problems, etc.

Confidentiality, certified staff, medical support were all strong points. the staff were patient and well prepared with licenced clinical staff and counselors.

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Very strong spiritual and Christian based. Visited many different churches. Ability to get baptized. The buildings need some renovation. Needs some updating. 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. It gives you something more than just the 12 steps.

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They are have graduate program that helps you transition back to the real world and work force of life. Very caring. They just need more beds 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 BACJ TO THE WAY I WAS LIVING. THANK YOU JESUS!

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It was an overall good facility; however, they could have improved their 12-step program and ability to deal with co-occurring disorders.

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No licensed doctor of psychology on staff.

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