ABOUT SCADD ALTRUISM HOUSE FOR WOMEN
The SCADD (Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) Altruism House for Women provides long-term residential treatment for adult women. The program, located in the seaside city of New London, Conn., aims to help women gradually integrate back into the community and workforce.
The SCADD also oversees, a residential facility for men, and an and for men in the town of Norwich. Altogether, the SCADD reports that it serves more than 3,500 individuals each year.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The program at the Altruism House aims to assist clients maintain and achieve sobriety, establish meaningful relationships with housemates and community members, and learn to take responsibility.
Clients at the Altruism House will have individualized treatment plans based on their needs. The program will include individual and group counseling and community activities. The SCADD also offers evaluation and referral services. Women’s issues groups are also available.
Clients stay on average for six months, though extra time can be added as needed.
The Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence employs primary counselors, clinicians, and an advance practice registered nurse. For medical care, appointments will be made with local doctors and clinics. Two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility three- and four-stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients reside in one of two gender-specific houses under 24/7 supervision. Though no other details regarding accommodations are available for this specific facility, other locations operated by SCADD do not allow cars during treatment. Four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com gave mixed reviews regarding accommodations, with two individuals giving the category four out of five stars, one individual leaving a three-star rating, and another leaving a one-star rating.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two alumni of SCADD Altruism for Women gave mediocre reviews. One anonymous alum gave one- and two-star ratings for 15 evaluated categories including treatment effectiveness, holistic activities, and accommodations. They commented: “I left with no aftercare, and a broken spirit.”
The other alum awarded the facility higher markings of four- and five-star ratings for its treatment effectiveness and meal quality though they gave only two out of five stars for its holistic and leisure activities and opportunities for family participation.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave opposing feedback. One anonymous individual gave three- and four-star ratings to the majority of 15 evaluated metrics including treatment effectiveness and accommodations. They wrote: “Environment was peaceful and serene.” The other reviewer, D.G., called staff “caring” but commented that the facility did not offer “immediate follow up or help obtaining relapse prevention.”
Both indicated, however, that meal quality was good with four out of five stars and gave three out of five stars to the center’s level of cleanliness.
The Altruism House for Women is funded through the United Way, though no specific details regarding its costs are available. Four alumni and loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center an average rating of three out of five stars for its affordability.