ABOUT COVENANT COMMUNITY, INC.
Located in Atlanta, Ga., Covenant Community, Inc. is a residential life-stabilization program for adult men struggling with substance abuse. Founded in 1990, the program specifically helps homeless men achieve sobriety and lead productive lives. Detox is not provided on-site; to be eligible for admission, clients must be medically stable.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to the admissions interview, clients must submit mental health evaluations, tuberculosis and syphilis test results, and proof of medical examination. Once admitted, clients are expected to commit to a six-month inpatient program. The treatment program is highly structured and includes individual counseling, group therapy, counseling on money management, and ongoing medical evaluations and referrals. Clients must submit to random drug tests and attend four 12-step meetings a week.
After completing treatment with Covenant Community, program graduates may transition to the Martha Sterne House, a local 10-person sober living program for men.
According to the facility’s website, Covenant Community is governed by a board of directors. The treatment team includes licensed professional counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Covenant Community’s 14-bed residence is structured according to a community-based model. All clients are expected to participate in the housekeeping and upkeep of the facility. Clients eat meals together and participate in group recreational activities, community outreach projects, and retreats. To help reintegrate residents into the community, the organization invites local politicians, legislators, and community organizers to attend a weekly “Insight Night” at the facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
When asked how likely he was to recommend the facility to others, J.P., the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, provided a rating of five out of five stars. He submitted five-star reviews in most evaluated categories, including the program’s treatment effectiveness, the center’s accommodations, the staff’s level of training and experience, and the facility’s cleanliness. “Therepuetic community always helping hands love accountility…All.your needs are met nothing to worry about at all,” he told Best-rehabs.com.
Overall, reviews submitted to secondary review sites were positive. On Facebook, the facility earned an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars, based on feedback from 24 individuals. Reviewers who provided commentary praised the facility’s staff and the effectiveness of the center’s programming. “Covenant gave me the tools that I need to be able to handle life. Im so grateful for CC, and the staff members. I feel like I’m actually alive for the first time in years,” Todd wrote in a representative review. The two Google users to review the facility provided five- and two-star ratings.
There is currently no information provided on Covenant Community’s website regarding its costs. However, this program is intended for homeless individuals and is likely offered at no cost.