GraceWay Recovery Residence is a non-profit recovery community for women dedicated to providing women with the environment and tools necessary to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. GraceWay utilizes the twelve step methodology to provide holistic and abstinence-based recovery support services.
ABOUT GRACEWAY RECOVERY RESIDENCE FOR WOMEN
Located in the heart of downtown Albany, Ga., a stately blue Victorian house serves as GraceWay Recovery Residence’s home for women struggling with substance abuse who are seeking recovery support services. The nonprofit provides long-term, personalized residential care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Programming follows the spiritual principles of 12-step methodology. In addition to 12-step based programming, daily peer support groups, and weekly individual sessions, residents also partake in holistic activities which may include music, arts, sports, exercise, and weekly recreation activities. Clients learn daily living skills and proper nutrition while in treatment and may participate in family sessions and workshops, as needed.
GraceWay also holds its residents to random drug screenings and, though length of stay ultimately depends on each client’s individual needs, staff re-evaluate each client’s need for programming every 30 days.are available for those who complete residential treatment.
The team at GraceWay consists of a licensed master social worker and addiction counselors. GraceWay is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents stay at GraceWay’s Victorian home, which is within walking distance to churches, a public library, parks, museums, and bike trails. Eventually, residents move on to transitional apartments located next door to the residence called “The Way” Sober Living Apartments. “The Way” houses women in nine two-bedroom apartments.
Women share rooms and have access to on-site laundry machines. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Best-rehabs.com has received feedback from nine former clients, half of which reported positive experiences and half of which were more critical. Those who were unimpressed cited unprofessional staff and lack of affordability as weaknesses. There were also a couple alumni who mentioned “exorcisms” taking place. According to Ashley, “90 day addicts running the show… Non existent care, expensive treatment.”
More positive feedback came from an anonymous alum. This reviewer gave GraceWay five-star ratings for its counseling options, overall effectiveness, and affordability, but felt overwhelmed by all the new faces that GraceWay admits. “Lots of new comers at one time,” they wrote.
Additionally, Mandy felt that “This is a very strong place no weaknesses come to mind. This was my 9th treatment center and by far the best.” Other positive feedback from those who reported an uplifting experience showed appreciation for their education on addiction.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, three proud loved ones shared their positive experiences with Best-rehabs.com. Many found favor and comfort in the faith-based programming. All reviewers thanked the program for helping their loved ones, and Kevin added, “They focus on recovery for the entire family and help rebuild relationships along with educating the resident about how to get their life back on track regardless on where it was before they began.”
GraceWay is funded by donations, fundraisers, and residence fees rather than federal aid and does not work with insurance. The non-refundable admission fee is $250 and covers the resident’s supplies, books, and first drug screening. The cost for the residential program is $3,000 per month.
Updated April 2017