ABOUT HARVEST EVANGELISM – HIS PLACE
Founded in 1986 and a division of Harvest Evangelism, a religious organization based in Opelika, Ala., His Place provides faith-based services to men (18+) seeking treatment for substance abuse. The center offers a one-year faith and Bible-based residential program. In addition to His Place, Harvest Evangelism operates three separate locations, as well as a thrift store that helps fund the organization. Detox is not available on site, and clients must be free of all medications (legal and illegal) before beginning the program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted to His Place, clients must be at least 18 years old and complete an application process that requires clients to disclose their medical history, financial status, legal history, and sexual orientation. Once admitted, clients can expect a highly structured daily schedule that begins at 5:30 a.m.
Treatment consists of work therapy, peer and clergy-led group sessions, and faith-based treatment options. A rigorous schedule helps clients focus on their recovery while various forms of education, spiritual guidance, and community building take place. Clients are expected to attend faith-based treatments such as Bible study and religious services daily and groups twice per week.
The program has several critical restrictions for participation. Clients must be free of all medications including Nicotine to participate. For the first 30 days, clients will not have visitor or phone privileges so that they can acclimate to the recovery environment. After the first month, clients gain communication and visit privileges as well as a 4-hour pass to visit family. Phone calls are supervised by the organization’s staff and are limited to two calls per week.
During the first nine months, clients are not allowed to be employed. Clients are also not allowed to have electronics or money. However, His Place holds accounts for all of its clients so that they organization can facilitate payments for things that clients need.
Clients participate in daily chapel services. They also receive one-on-one attention from clergy to work on coping skills development and spiritual renewal. Religious activities are Bible-based.
His Place is run and operated by a pastor and his wife. Volunteers may also be involved in operations, as well as kitchen staff. There is no additional information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff or their qualifications. However, the sole loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a five out of five star rating to the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients stay in shared rooms which they maintain daily. Rooms are locked during the day, and all tobacco products are strictly prohibited. Faith-based services are often held on-site while local houses of worship may also be used. The facility has an on-site kitchen as well. The one individual polled by Best-rehabs.com provided a five out of five star rating for the center’s accommodations and meals, and a four out of five star rating for the facility’s cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing, Best-rehabs.com has not received any reviews from alumni regarding Harvest Evangelism – His Place.
On its official Facebook page that it can manage, Harvest Evangelism earned an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars from 15 reviews to date.  While many of the reviews are for the organization as a whole as opposed to its His Place program, most of the reviews praised the program’s faith-based focus. In a representative review, alum Ricky wrote: “They helped me get my relationship back with the lord and by doing that I’ve gotten my life back on track and have become a christian husband and father.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single review submitted to Best-rehabs.com by a former client’s loved one was very positive. The anonymous loved one gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, meals and nutrition, and the level of staff experience. The loved one gave four out of five stars for its exercise and leisure opportunities, connectivity, family participation, cleanliness, affordability, and counseling options. “Care. Love. It helped me very much,” they wrote.
There is currently no information provided on His Place’s website regarding its costs. However, the organization accepts charitable donations, which suggests that services may be low-cost or free.