ABOUT RUTH HOUSE
Located in Umatilla, Fla., about an hour north of Orlando, Ruth House is a faith-based nonprofit organization that serves women who are struggling with substance abuse. The transitional shelter offers residential programming and allows parenting women to live with their children while undergoing treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Ruth House’s website, the center’s goal is to help women move on from personal crisis and re-enter society as productive and responsible individuals. The organization’s approach to treatment is research-based and includes a combination of group therapy, individual counseling, Bible study, and community engagement. “Naomi Women,” Ruth House’s term for volunteers, provide additional guidance by offering emotional support, encouraging healthy decision making, and assisting families with day-to-day activities.
Founded by a woman with over 19 years of sobriety, Ruth House’s staff includes a certified addiction counselor, a creative counselor, and a counselor who specializes in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located in a traditional wood frame home, Ruth House can accommodate up to 10 women at a time. According to the facility’s website, the home has rooms that are appropriate for single women and those who are attending treatment with their children. The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility’s accommodations four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
When asked how likely she was to recommend the facility to others, Ranya, the single alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com as of this writing, provided a rating of four out of five stars. She provided four- or five-star ratings in nearly all evaluated categories, including the program’s treatment effectiveness, its family participation, its counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience. She awarded the center’s holistic offerings with three stars, the lowest rating overall, and noted that the facility’s transportation was a weakness.
On Facebook, where the facility has the ability to vet reviews and manage its page, 28 reviewers provided an average rating of five out of five stars. Many reviewers credited the facility with saving their lives, and most highlighted the center’s faith-based programming and its staff. “The Ruth House is helping me turn my life around, strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ and teaching me life skills from the many classes in our program,” Amber wrote in a representative review.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. However, considering Ruth House is a transitional, nonprofit shelter, treatment is most likely offered to eligible clients at no cost.