ABOUT ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE – JUSTIN’S PLACE RECOVERY PROGRAM
St. Matthew’s House is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a food pantry and housing for the homeless and otherwise struggling, as well as Justin’s Place, a long-term residential recovery center for men and women struggling with addiction. Justin’s Place is located in East Naples, on South Florida’s Gulf Coast.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Justin’s Place is built around the 12-Steps, and lasts more than a year.
The program unfolds in three phases. Phase I lasts seven months and is an intensive stage that prioritizes personal accountability and community. Phase II lasts five months, during which clients move into transitional housing and work at one of St. Matthew’s House’s social companies, which include thrift stores, a cafe, a catering company, and a car wash. This phase allows clients to learn about contributing to society and balancing life, work, and recovery. Phase III is akin to anphase, lasting up to two years, during which time clients remain accountable, stay in a safe environment, and transition to independent living.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave the facility four out of five stars in this category.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Men and women stay in gender-separate facilities. During phases II and III of the program, male clients stay at the Wolfe Apartments, a 46-unit purpose-built complex in the Golden Gate City area of Naples, with on-site support staff. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility a two-star and a four-star rating for its accommodations and a three-star and a four-star rating for its meals. The single individual polled on the center’s cleanliness gave it four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend treatment at this facility. “The program saved my life, the compassionate beliefs of the staff are genuinely felt,” J.G. wrote, giving the facility five stars for its treatment effectiveness and its basis in faith and the 12-Steps, and four stars for its family participation. However, they gave the facility just one star for its ability to treat co-occurring disorders and two stars for its holistic offerings.
Secondary sites yielded limited, polarized feedback from alumni at the time of this writing: a one-star rating and a five-star rating on Google. “Free food for all,” P.H. wrote, in the only piece of commentary to accompany these ratings.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback. “It had a positive impact on his life. It has a lot of community support,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving the facility five stars for its treatment effectiveness.
“My Daughter has been here for 6 months, after months of avoiding her addiction and hitting rock bottom she is now doing wonderful with the help of this place,” W.P. wrote on Google, in the only secondary review from a loved one Best-rehabs.com was able to uncover at the time of this writing.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs, however, the cost of treatment is subsidized by donations and proceeds from the organization’s businesses. A loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com indicated that their family member had accessed treatment with “little money and no insurance,” and the single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave Justin’s Place four out of five stars for its affordability.