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.
ABOUT FOURTH & HOPE – WALTER’S HOUSE IN WOODLAND, CA
Fourth & Hope – Walter’s House, located in Woodland, Calif., offers a residential substance abuse treatment program. From its stated mission to “feed, clothe and shelter those in need and to show the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions,” Fourth & Hope has provided care and assistance to Yolo County in California’s hungry and homeless for more than 30 years. Fourth & Hope also operates an Emergency Shelter and Housing Program for the homeless.
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. Participants do not receive medication as a part of this program. The facility reports a 60% success rate. It is unclear how long treatment lasts or whether Walter’s House offers aftercare resources.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, one friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility five out of five stars for staff support and four stars for the staff’s qualifications.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have not been any alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of three out of five stars based on two total reviews. The reviews were polarized, with one reviewer giving one star and another giving five stars. W.J, who gave one star, had a bad experience with Walter’s House. He wrote, “Worst place I’ve ever been to in my whole life. Regardless to what they try to tell you Jesus does not live here!!” Alum G.D., did not agree with that viewpoint. She gave the facility five stars and wrote “My experience was wonderful great staff.”
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of clients polled by Best-rehabs.com. The friend of a client expressed a wonderful opinion of Walter’s House, stating she has referred many people to the facility.
The anonymous friend of a client gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. The loved one stated she was not involved in helping the client pay for treatment. She said they visited the client during treatment, stayed in regular contact with the client, and agreed that the facility appeared to match up with how it was described on the website or other marketing materials.
The loved one added that the client stopped abusing addictive substances, did not stop engaging in addictive/harmful behavior, and that the client benefitted from the care they received at the facility. The reviewer said she would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab. The reviewer added additional commentary stating, “I’ve seen them help countless people…they utilize various effective treatment modalities and have a greatly diverse staff.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, there was one former staff member, J.N., who was polled by Best-rehabs.com. This reviewer gave the facility poor marks across several different metrics. This employee was a member of the counseling staff. J.N. worked 21 to 40 per week at this private, nonprofit facility.
On a scale of one to five stars, J.N. gave the facility two stars when asked if management was willing to put patients’ interests first. He gave a four stars when asked to rate the facility leadership’s ability to inspire a sense of community among patients.
When asked about the strengths of the facility, J.N. did not comment. When asked about the weaknesses, J.N. wrote “no true seperation of religion, or freedom to have other beliefs both as employees and clients.” J.N. also mentioned that the executive director had embezzled money and let staff members go for seemingly no reason. The staff member reported that a counselor who engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct was not fired but rather allowed to resign, and that the counselor’s actions were not reported to the state licensing authority.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, one friend of a client polled by Best-rehabs.com stated they thought Fourth & Hope offers fair pricing.