ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA – SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTERVENTION
Covenant House is a Florida-based nonprofit agency dedicated to serving runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth (including teen mothers and their babies). At its Fort Lauderdale location, the nonprofit provides substance abuse intervention under CHAMP (Covenant House Addiction Management Project) a nationally recognized, six-week residential substance abuse treatment program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The assessment process is quite extensive at CHAMP. Upon entry into the six-week program, youth undergo a psycho-social assessment, a chemical dependency evaluation, and a medical examination, all while developing a personalized plan of care alongside their assigned case manager.
Programming consists of daily participation in A.A. and N.A. meetings, individual, group, and family therapy (where appropriate), relapse prevention training, and groups in anger management, conflict resolution, and self-esteem. Youth also benefit from supervised drug-free/sober recreation, adhere to random drug screenings, and have opportunity to apply for transitional housing.
Each youth is assigned a trained case manager throughout their CHAMP stay.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by Covenant House regarding the living arrangements and related offerings of its six-week residential program, however, a staff member surveyed by Best-rehabs.com claimed that the facility is run from inside an “old” building that’s located on a “noisy and busy street.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni.
On Google, however, Covenant House Florida has a below-average rating of 2.2 out of five stars based on 28 quite critical reports. Many called the staff either rude or unprofessional, or both, while some shared stories of disappointment or horror from the facility. “They kicked me and my daughter out with no where to go…” wrote N.I.N. in one such example. “She was 9 months at the time.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
In the sole survey response for Best-rehabs.com to date, an anonymous staff member called Covenant House “One of the largest and best know in the West Palm Area.” They also awarded their employer four star-ratings for its holistic opportunities, its staff’s level of training and experience, its counseling options, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders, amongst other areas.
CHAMP has been partially funded by the Broward County Children’s Services Administration since 1989. In addition, the staff member told Best-rehabs.com that the intervention program does offer scholarships and accept “most insurances.”