Penfield Christian Homes – Heart Campus

Penfield Christian Homes - Heart Campus Lavonia Georgia

Penfield Christian Homes offers hope to women suffering from the disease of addiction. Our faith-based rehabilitation treatment facility believes that recovery is possible through spiritual renewal, and strives to help women reclaim their health, happiness, and inner peace. Treatment addresses the whole person, body, mind and spirit, by assisting clients to bring these areas into balance by cultivating a personal relationship with God that provides them with the ability to nurture relationships with family, friends, and others.

ABOUT PENFIELD CHRISTIAN HOMES – HEART CAMPUS

Penfield Christian Homes offers faith-based residential treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The program at the Heart Campus provides treatment exclusively for adult women. Detox services are not offered on-site, and all clients must be medically cleared prior to admission. There is a similar facility for men in Union Point.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

While treatment at the Heart Women’s campus is faith-based, evidence-based recovery methods and relapse prevention techniques are also utilized. The facility notes on its website that they “have developed a program that focuses on addiction as a lifestyle related health problem with biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual dimensions.” A personal faith in Jesus Christ is what the treatment center believes will allow their clients to achieve long-term sobriety.

The program lasts eight week and includes group and individual therapy, along with 12-step meetings, addiction education, regular Bible study and devotionals, and church services. In addition, every individual is assigned specific on-campus duties designed to help them forge a new path to responsible behavior.

Recreational and team sport activities are also incorporated into the program. A family education day is offered for loved ones.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team includes certified alcohol and drug counselors. The facility’s website also stresses their dedication to faith-based recovery, noting: “While counselors are thoroughly trained in the process of individual counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling and family education, they recognize that the ultimate guidance for the counseling process is the Holy Spirit.”

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents are housed in two 3,500 square-foot dormitories that are set on 34 acres of lush countryside. Visitation is allowed on weekends after a client has been in treatment for more than 14 days.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the 32 alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date, 29 gave Penfield’s Heart Campus highly positive reviews. Praise was given to the rehab for its faith-based approach, its compassionate staff, and its supportive environment. Eight former clients credited the facility with saving their lives, including Megan who added: “Each and every person person involved in my recovery treated me with such love and care… I highly recommend this program to anyone struggling with addiction.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Of the five loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, two gave Penfield’s Heart Campus positive reviews, two gave the rehab negative reviews, and one offered the facility neutral feedback. Both negative reviewers criticized the facility
for being too focused on money, while the two satisfied respondents reported that their loved ones thrived in the program.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The one staffer surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date, who participated anonymously, gave the Heart Campus a positive review, praising the program for its strong sense of community and it’s non-pushy and effective faith-based practices. “I worked at Heart for 7 years and know first hand how many women recovered. Great percentage,” she wrote.

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, Penfield is self-pay only and does not accept insurance. The 20 former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com about Penfield’s affordability gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars.

Reviews about Penfield Christian Homes – Heart Campus

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  • Started out great, but the backstabbing and lies along with unqualified counselors make this a FARCE.
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  • Best place to be, when you need treatment, amazing team, treatment plan helps you to continue your treatment after you leave, wonderful place that have saved many lives!
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  • I attended Penfield Christina Homes in October of 2013. When arriving at the campus I was unsure of what to expect and quite honestly was not sure if I wanted to stop using drugs. Within the first 2 weeks, i had given my life over to Christ and was baptized. Penfield Christian Homes 100% saved my life. I just celebrated 4 years clean and sober. Penfield showed me how to get sober and taught me the tools that I needed to maintain my sobriety. I would recommend any addict seeking recovery to this facility, God truly walks the halls at Penfield.
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  • HEART Ministries completely changed my life. The love, encouragement and acceptance that I received there was like nothing I have ever experienced. I learned what it means to have a personal relationship with God. I learned that it could change my life. This gave me a feeling of hope, which I desperately needed, after making such a mess of my life.I was terribly ashamed of things that I had done and the places my addiction took me. Before HEART ( Penfield ) I never truly understood the power of the Cross. I didn't know that God had already forgiven me because of Jesus' sacrifice and that it was okay to forgive myself. The counselors all brought their own unique dynamic to the classes and always reminded us of how much God loves us. I finally began to understand that Jesus sacrificed His life so that I could have mine back. We learned from The Bible and The Big Book. All the answers are there, in those two books, for anyone that wants to change their life. I will be forever grateful that I began my journey of recovery at HEART Ministries ( Penfield Christian Homes ). I have been sober a little over 19 months now and I would not trade the time I spent there for anything in the world.
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  • I enjoyed every moment. Penfield helped me to be where I am today.
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  • I love HEART Ministries and all the people there. This place saved my life and introduced me to my Lord and Savior. It�s crazy but I miss this place all the time! Thank you Penfield Christian Homes, Donnie and everyone else at the HEART Campus!!! I recommend this place to anyone needing help...they treat you like family and show you so much love and care!
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  • This is an excellent treatment facility that provides much better treatment than any expensive resort rehab that you could find. I have recommended it to countless people and will continue to do so. I have been clean for over two years now and I credit the skills and love that I was shown at this facility as one of the reasons that I have done so well.
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  • My experience at heart ministries was truly my saving grace. I found the love and support that I needed with other women who could relate to what I was going through without judgement. My relationship with God grew tremendously and I learned how to live a healthy sober life while having fun and making new friends that I still stay in contact with even after leaving. The program gives you a good sense of living in a healthy community and discipline. To take responsibility for your own actions and to realize that there are always consequences if you do something wrong. You fight past not only your addiction but other deep matters that may have caused your addiction or create other personality defects in your life. Amazing program with amazing people.
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  • They had an open environment for learning, healing and allowed the community to love on us through programs and visits.
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  • HEART did amazing things for me!! The counselors are amazing! The love and support from the local community is fantastic! I made a 2nd family attending HEART!!
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  • This place saved my life! Each and every person person involved in my recovery treated me with such love and care. They all loved me until i began to love myself again. I highly recommend this program to anyone struggling with addiction.
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  • I came into Heart broken and unwilling and this program truly changed me. This place is filled with kind and loving people that truly care about your recovery. I found sobriety and a home at Heart.
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  • Heart completely changed my life almost 5 years ago. Had it not been for my family driving me over 9 hours away from my home in Ohio, I never would have gotten the help I needed.
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  • Completely saved my life.
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  • I needed Heart desperately. I should have died before I found my way to Heart, and everyone I met there not only saved my life, but helped me learn how to enjoy living again.
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  • The staff was amazing and even after I graduated the program I still feel like I have a 2nd family. Very loving and caring. I have been clean over 4 years because this program gave me the tools to survive and the support system to help me!
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  • I was so blessed to have found Heart Ministries. With the help from the amazing staff and Jesus Christ my life made a complete turn for the best. I am so grateful for Heart and the counselors and wonderful loving community of Lavonia who did so much for us ladies. It�s by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do but it�s such a amazing journey. I highly recommend Heart Ministries and highly respect the staff for being so adherent to all our needs and making the experience at heart one to always remember. Special thank you to Donnie Plummer who was my counselor who always went above and beyond to help in any way he could. Today I�m so blessed to be able to build positive relationships and live a healthy lifestyle with the tools heart ministries provided me.
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  • HEART changed my life, and I continue to have a support system through relationships I built there.
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  • The love and compassion giving to me, is something that I can't put into words. It is my place where Gods love and acceptance is felt through everyone there. I would recommend anyone who is hurting and lost to experience God forgiveness through this program.
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  • I was treated very well at Heart. My only complaint was the fact that we couldn't use the dryer. Otherwise, I loved it there.
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  • I found my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Heart. They opened the door to show me all things are possible through Christ. I will always hold a place in my heart for Heart Ministry. Also Neal Story is the most amazing counselor. He is a great role model and gave me a new way of living. I recommend Heart to anyone struggling!
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  • My daughter made amazing progress at the Heart Campus. The staff are caring professionals who used best practices for treatment along with Biblical principles to help her transform her life. They gave her the structure & limitations needed for her to focus in recovery, while providing her with opportunities for spiritual growth. The only thing that would make this a better program would be for it to be longer & provide transitional sober living component. My husband & I were very impressed with how the program allowed community groups such as a local church to be involved & support the participants. These supports gave my daughter the opportunity to get to know people in long term recovery. Thank you to Penfield for your ministry of healing & Recovery & for helping our daughter to find herself again & our family to heal.
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  • I am very pleased with the treatment our daughter at Heart Ministries. The spiritual component of her treatment was beneficial. I appreciated the love and compassion of the Director.
    I graduated the program today! I can't say enough wonderful things about Heart! They have helped me get my life back. The counselors and staff are wonderful and care so much. I will be forever grateful to Penfield. We made delicious food here and I would recommend all my family and friends who need this treatment to heart. Thank you to the staff, and servant leaders for taking such good care of me while I was there. Can't wait to come back and visit!
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  • This place is for rich people, the kind that give their kid's everything. And end up on dope. They were more interested in getting their money than really reaching out to help real addicts. Very disappointed that they turned a real addicts away because of money. God would never turn his back on a poor person reaching out for help.
    Michel, I am very sorry that you had a negative experience. As people suffering from substance abuse are very important to us, Penfield has a long history of providing treatment to individuals that are unable to pay for services. Under normal circumstances, when a person is unable to pay for services, we first ask that they reach out to their support network in an attempt to raise funds, and depending on the outcome will then attempt to make some type of payment arrangements, if they were unable to raise the funds themselves. If you or your loved one is still in need of treatment, you are welcome to contact me directly at 706-817-4585. God bless
    I had been in contact for several days pleading for help about my addicted daughter. He said all he needed was a medical record ( which we had) and a 30 minute assessment over the phone. When i FINALLY got her to the point of attending this facility, she was turned away because I couldn't come up with $500 for a down payment out of $4500. I PLEADED with this man to let me make payments because she is addicted to many drugs. He told me that, " we have to pay the light bill". IF THIS IS A CHRISTIAN FACILITY, WHO COULD TELL?? I am a Christian and I am DESPERATE TO help my baby, but I NEVER want to act like this "Christian ". We are supposed to live "CHRIST LIKE ". DO YOU THINK JESUS WOULD HAVE TURNED MY DAUGHTER AWAY BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T HAVE $500 ? Pray about that sir.
    Carrie, I am sorry that you had a negative experience. As people that struggle with substance abuse are very important to us, Penfield has a long history of providing treatment to individuals that are unable to pay for services. Under most circumstances, when some one is unable to pay for their treatment, we first request that they reach out to their support networks in an attempt to raise the funds. After doing so, if they have not raised the funds, we historically have attempted to set up payment arrangements for them. If you or your loved one is still seeking treatment you are welcome to contact me directly at 706-817-4585. God bless.
    I am completing the program here at HEART this week. I'm pleased with my counselor for all of her support and guidance through my program. I would say that the campus itself could use some TLC as well as the meals that are provided here on campus. One of the staff members has been a great role model to the girls and is the most caring staff member that there is here at HEART. There needs to be more supportive leadership that she possesses to courage the women here. Thank You
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  • I have GROWED so much spiritually and mentally and physically. I thank and Appreciate every single one that was a part of this process.
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  • Penfield Christian Homes-Heart campus changed my life. I came in a very angry and broken woman. I was spiritually fed in this program and came to understand about addiction through the classes. Today, 3 years later, my life is much different and so rewarding. I will forever be grateful for this wonderful program
    The overall experience was amazing here. The community in the surrounding area was such an open and generous support. One of the staff member's classes changed my world and heart. I wouldn't change them or her message to us for anything in this world. The support from the office was lacking in a lot of areas. I also did not receive much one on one counseling. But God used this place to change my life.
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  • I love heart ministries it truly saved my life , the staff could be a little more involved in my recovery and be a little more understanding to my personal needs. the servant leaders for the most part really were with me the most through my personal issues and my recovery. The classes truly saved my life and are something I will carry with me forever and another one of the staff members was really here for me she listed to all of my problem and helped me through them. I overall had a great experience and learned a lot about myself, god and my recovery while being here.
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  • Great women with a lot of wisdom and amazing testimonies!
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  • Penfield Christian Homes Heart Campus honestly saved my life. One of the female staff member's classes about pity to power have changed my was of thinking and my outlook on my life forever. I will always be grateful for the outpouring of genuine love that I felt from each and every staff member as well as the servant leaders.
    I feel that this experience has changed my life and has greatly benefited myself. My relationship with God has been restored and I have been blessed in obtaining a new life in Christ. Two of the women in particular were outstanding! They made me feel very comfortable when talking about my past and present experiences. My whole experience overall was amazing. I learned to feel my emotions and work through them in a healthy manner. The wall that I have had built so high, for so very long, has now crumbled to the ground! Thank you again for this opportunity! God Bless!
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  • Good price. Great Outside AA meeting but it is only meeting they go to. Little contact with counsellors, terrible food, 1 AA meeting per week. They rely on "servant leaders", who are recent graduates to do 90% of all classes and counseling of clients. Staff does not even attend graduation ceremony. Very disappointed in overall lack of leadership.
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  • Faith based program. Huge community support. Camaraderie among clients is strong. Inadequate counseling services. Not holistic in treatment. It's a really good program but really needs a lot of improvements in the area of counseling and client support.
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  • Faith based. good, small home like place that is faiath based. Program to short and daught had a relapse
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  • Strong recovery campus and community. Well trained staff caring about the clients. Christian facility but not pushy. Accepts all women without discrimination. Can not think of any. I worked at Heart for 7 years and know first hand how many women recovered. Great percentage. Also my stepdaughter went through there after I left and has remained sober for 4 yrs.
    I thought this was a good, loving, christian place for my loved one, only to find out that they do not stand by what they preach and will out right lie!!!! The Director should be totally ashamed of herself. Very unjust and just out for the money and not the well being for the future of your loved one. I pray to our Lord Jesus this doesn't happen to anyone else. May God Bless them all and they truly will know the meaning of Christianity and love. Too much for a family to go through. We will pray for them!!!