ABOUT GRATITUDE HOUSE
Gratitude House is a West Palm Beach long-term rehabilitation center that served women struggling with substance abuse and, as well as childcare services. The facility provided residential and outpatient treatment for an average stay of nine to 12 months. This included a Mothers and Infants in Treatment Together (MITT) program. Since its beginning in 1968, the nonprofit organization has prioritized innovation, incorporating new approaches regularly. As of June 2017, the substance abuse services have been suspended while the non-profit seeks additional funding.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at the Gratitude House focuses on innovation and providing support to women and their families. Following a clinical assessment, each client receives recommendations for a treatment plan best suited to build on their strengths. Women participate in holistic therapy that integrates clinical care with evidence-based treatment practices. Gender-specific treatments consider trauma, physical health, and families. Twelve-step recovery processes are also a part of most clients’ programs.
While in residence at Gratitude House, women participate in daily group and individual counseling, educational sessions addressing addiction and mental health, peer socialization, and sessions designed to help clients develop problem-solving and other healthy life skills. Building toward the goal of self-sufficiency, clients may participate in parenting classes, GED and job preparation, and relapse prevention. Childcare assistance is available, and remains available while the nonprofit secures additional funding.
The Gratitude House is a fully accredited Level II licensed treatment center. No additional information is available about its staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
At the time of this writing, no additional information is provided on the facility’s website about its accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
On Google, the facility received two five out of five star reviews.  On its Facebook page, the facility earned an average of 4.7 out of five stars from 39 reviews. Alumni frequently described the program as life-saving, praised the staff, and articulated what they gained in the process of recovery, such as hope. There were no complaints.
In a representative review on Facebook, alum Sherry wrote: “I gained so much..the love for myself back..the importance of trust and so much more..this place saved my life along with the efforts I put in.” Another alum wrote: “Gh aloud me to turn myself into the woman and mother I always dreamed of being!!!!” The facility’s official page may be managed by staff members.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received one review from a loved one about the Gratitude House. The review was fairly positive.
The loved one gave four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, exercise and leisure options, connectivity, and cleanliness. The loved one gave affordability five out of five stars and indicated that they would recommend the program. They rated family participation, the staff’s level of training and experience, and counseling options three stars each.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On Indeed, the facility earned 1.5 out of five stars from five reviews to date.  The complaints centered around a lack of training, disorganized administration, and a run-down facility. Several identified co-workers and direct treatment staff as a strength. In a representative review, a former employee wrote: “This is an organization with a great mission to help people but is severely mismanaged from the top down. It will not succeed unless drastic changes are made at the top.”
According to information provided on the facility’s website, programs rely heavily on nonprofit funding to provide assistance to homeless and indigent individuals.