ABOUT FREEDOM HILL
Nestled in the rural mountain community of Demorest in northeast Georgia, Freedom Hill offers a faith-based residential recovery program for adult women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The center also runs a transitional program and a servant leadership training program for clients who graduate from the residential program. Detoxification services are not offered at this facility.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Women must be completely detoxed before being admitted into the Freedom Hill program. They also must be at least 18 years of age and commit to a 12-month stay.
Treatment at Freedom Hill involves a mixture of biblical teachings and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The first part of the program involves acclimating to the therapeutic community. After this, therapy focuses on getting to the root of trauma, fear, and anger. Participants learn employment, parenting, coping and recovery skills. Clients and their family members are able to participate in classes, small groups, prayer, and individual counseling as needed.
During their stay, women work in the center’s Second Chances thrift store. Once they complete the recovery program, they may stay for up to two years in the transitional program, where they learn to budget and plan while working or attending school. Another option for graduates is the servant leadership training program, a 12-month cycle to explore the call to ministry.
The professional staff at Freedom Hill consists of two certified alcohol and drug counselors, a residential counselor, and a house manager.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The residential home at Freedom Hill is set on a wooded property. The facility features shared rooms with twin beds and a large dining room. The Second Chances thrift store is located on the campus.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, an alum of Freedom Hill surveyed by Best-rehabs.com submitted mainly positive feedback. This former client, Carla, awarded the top five out of five stars for the major categories of treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. They gave the same highest five-star rating to several other metrics, such as staff support, staff training, and quality of group counseling.
However, the alum noted holistic offerings and leisure/exercise activities may be lacking by rating them one and two out of five stars respectively. In their commentary, she wrote of the excellent aftercare available at Freedom Hill: “I have been living on my own for the first time in 10 years and Freedom Hill still support me as far as my aftercare goes and I am welcome back there at anytime.”
On its Facebook page, which Freedom Hill can manage, 23 reviewers (alumni, loved ones, and unidentified) rated the facility an average of 4.7 out of five stars to date.  Of the total, 21 reviews, or more than 91 percent, were the top five stars. “So thankful for the wonderful ministry of Freedom Hill,” Debbie wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
A reviewer on Google, whose niece attended Freedom Hill, offered high praise for the facility.  Sam awarded the center the top five out of five stars as well as expressed his gratitude and recommendation. He wrote: “I can not say enough about them. I have been blessed with the loving care they provide. They single handed save my nieces life!!!” This loved one went on to advocate that others seek treatment at this facility: “I encourage any woman who needs help, or any family desperate to find help to contact them. You will not regret it. You will be blessed!!!!”
According to the facility’s website, Freedom Hill is a non-profit ministry funded by donations and revenue from its secondhand store. No additional information on treatment financing currently is available.