ABOUT HARBOR LIGHT- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Harbor Light, located in Washington, D.C., is a service of the Salvation Army offering residential treatment to men and women struggling with substance abuse. The Salvation Army is one of the country’s largest providers of addiction services. Programs at the Salvation Army offer emotional, spiritual, and social assistance to individuals struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction.
According to the Salvation Army’s mission statement, they are a Christian faith-based organization whose mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ while meeting human needs without discrimination. Harbor Light has been providing residential treatment for more than 20 years.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Harbor Light has treated more than 6,000 individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction since first opening its doors. The facility works in collaboration with D.C. area partners to offer a comprehensive range of treatment options to clients.
Throughout treatment, clients receive both individual and group counseling along with education on skills for managing grief and anger and training for independent living and gainful employment. The average length of stay at the program is six months and the facility boasts an 85% completion rate making it a preferred provider in the area, according to the facility’s website.
There is otherwise no additional information provided by the facility regarding its treatment and assessment. One friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility strongly agreed that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders. However, he was neutral when asked if there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com strongly agreed that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility five out of five stars for accommodations & amenities and for meals & nutrition. He also indicated that the facility was clean and well maintained.
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com. The anonymous loved one spoke highly of the facility and gave the facility five out of five stars accommodations & amenities, and for meals & nutrition. He did not rate the facility’s treatment effectiveness.The loved one agreed that family and loved ones were able to participate in treatment through facility programming and that the admissions and discharge procedures were swift, organized, and clearly explained but was neutral when asked if the facility’s cell phone and visitation policy was fair.
He felt that a strength of the facility was its cleanliness and indicated that the facility could improve upon their security. Overall, he strongly agreed that he would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab.
On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.7 out of five stars based on 67 total reviews. The reviews, however, are regarding the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command as a whole, none specifically mention the Harbor Light rehabilitation program.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on six total reviews. The reviews are mixed with three individuals who gave five stars, two individuals who gave three stars, and one who gave only one star. The only comment left in the reviews came from reviewer, A.N. This reviewer gave four stars and wrote, “It works if you work it.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, typically services at the Salvation Army are donor-funded and offered at no cost to the client. The friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com strongly agreed that treatment and services offered at the facility were affordable and worth the cost.