Valley Hope - Parker Philosophy
Founded in 1989, Parker Valley Hope offers residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment for men and women. The facility takes a 12-step approach to recovery, and combines AA’s principles with psycho-educational and small-group counseling to give each client a solid foundation for long-lasting sobriety. Family support and education is also provided, as is a plan for continued care long after treatment is complete.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
Community Services Clinician
Donna is the Community Services Clinician for Valley Hope’s Colorado continuum for alcohol, drug and related treatment services. Donna’s pilgrimage with Valley Hope began in 1999. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Addictions Counselor level III.
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ABOUT VALLEY HOPE - PARKER
According to its website, Valley Hope is a nonprofit dedicated to providing quality, affordable substance abuse treatment. The organization opened its first center in Norton, Kan. in 1967. Located in Parker, Colo., Valley Hope - Parker is part of the current network of 16 facilities spread across seven states that offers residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Medical detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The detox program lasts a few days. Clients are monitored 24 hours a day by trained medical staff. Medication management for symptoms is available.
For its residential treatment program, Valley Hope follows a 12-step program, and each resident is assigned a nondenominational chaplain to coach them through the spiritual elements of recovery and the concept of a higher power. The recommended length of stay, per Valley Hope’s website, is 30 days. However, clients may stay in the program as few as 17 days.
Clients participate in 40 hours of structured therapy per week. This can include pastoral sessions, group therapy, and individual counseling. They will also attend local 12-step meetings.
Families are encouraged to attend dedicated counseling sessions, and the facility’s website details an option for online family involvement for loved ones that are too far away to travel.
Its outpatient program includes a six week long intensive outpatient (IOP) option that meets three times a week for three hours a session. A one-hour group session is available after the successful completion of a treatment program, as part of its aftercare offerings.
The facility’s staff includes counselors, chaplains, physicians, certified addictions registered nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to Valley Hope’s website, the Parker, Colo. location includes 40 dormitory beds for residential rehab, as well as 10 beds for medical detox. One review submitted to Rehabs.com by an alum of the program indicated that sleeping arrangements are co-ed, which some alumni listed as a negative point in reviews submitted to Rehabs.com.
Official photographs also show a common area with a pool table, and plenty of surrounding green space including a volleyball court, picnic tables. Home-style meals are prepared daily by the kitchen staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The Valley Hope facility in Parker received mixed reviews from the 13 alumni who provided feedback at the time of this writing. Six reviews were negative and seven were neutral to positive.
In the positive reviews, alumni praised the friendliness of the staff members and the program itself. In a review submitted to Rehabs.com, Rebecca praised the “structured environment.”
Several reviewers also lauded the quality of the food and the care. In fact, one alum contributed a rave review about treatment effectiveness, writing, "I have 5 years continuous sobriety and I refer people from all over the us to here. Highly recommended and great staff and environment". R.B., another alum, commented, “I did learn a lot about myself and addiction.”
Contrastingly, R.B. also complained about the poor quality of staff, noting that they were “unprofessional and rude,” a concern that is echoed by other Rehabs.com survey respondents. L.G. expressed similar thoughts, writing, “The staff is very mean and aloof.” However, L.H. said: “Patients are treated with respect… The counseling and nurses are superb”
Many of the negative reviews also discussed poor behavior from other clients that went unmanaged. As alum John wrote: "Constant cussing and no supervision in coed dorms."
On Valley Hope Parker’s Facebook page, which the center can manage, it earned 4.4 out of five stars from 43 reviews to date.  Many alumni complimented the food and praised the treatment effectiveness. In a representative review, alum Miguel wrote: "I went to PVH twice because I didn't quite let it all sink in. I left a door open that was a known danger. I later got help for a second time. The staff was wonderful and treated all with respect. The daily schedules provided a lot of re- integration into a world without alcohol or drugs."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com showed great satisfaction from family members and friends regarding the quality of treatment at Valley Hope. From the four individuals polled, the only complaint was the high cost.
In addition to giving the facility four- and five-star ratings for cleanliness, exercise and leisure, and family participation, the staff was one of the most lauded assets of the facility. One anonymous reviewer listed the “kind, respectful staff” as a strength of the facility, and another commented that “they are there for you and your family.”
There's currently no specific information available on pricing via the facility's website, however, the site does state that Valley Hope is an in-network provider for many insurance and managed care companies.
Published on February 2018
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