Penfield Christian Homes, South Campus

Penfield Christian Homes

For more than 30 years, Penfield Christian Homes has offered hope to men suffering from the disease of addiction. Our faith-based rehabilitation treatment facility believes that recovery is possible through spiritual renewal, and strives to help clients 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.


Based in Alapaha, Ga., Penfield Christian Homes has provided faith-based substance abuse treatment since 1979. While the ministry serves both adult men and women, the South Campus exclusively houses and treats men who are struggling with addiction via Penfield’s six-week intensive residential program. Clients who are on probation or have been court-ordered to attend rehab are welcome to apply to the program. Detox services are not provided on-site.

Penfield Christian Homes’ corresponding six-week women’s facility, Heart Campus, is located in Lavonia, Ga.


Individuals who are interested in enrolling in Penfield’s program must first participate in a phone interview and gain medical clearance, indicating that they are not in need of detox services. Those who enter the program can expect to remain on-site for six weeks.

Programming is heavily faith-based and treats addiction as “a lifestyle related health problem with biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual dimensions.” The highly structured program combines counseling in both group and individual settings, educational activities, relapse prevention guidance, family activities, spirituality groups, and worship services. Clients also participate in 12-step groups and recreational activities as well as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.


According to the facility’s website, the staff includes certified drug and alcohol counselors, and pastors.


Penfield’s south campus is located on seven acres of farmland, a setting the center’s website describes as “peaceful and serene.” Clients sleep in dormitory-style accommodations and are expected to complete daily chores. Approved family members may visit during designated weekend hours. Residents have access to a gymnasium with a full basketball court, table tennis, and exercise equipment. A baseball diamond is also located on the facility’s property.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from Penfield Christian Homes, South Campus’s alumni, but all 41 Facebook users who submitted reviews to the facility’s page (which Penfield can manage) provided maximum five-star ratings.[1] Multiple alumni expressed thanks for the facility’s programming, crediting it with saving their lives. “Never will forget my experience at Penfield South and the group of guys I ended up meeting and all the counselors! Changed my life!” Hunter wrote in a representative review.

The one reviewer on CiteHealth was also impressed with the facility and the treatment it provided.[2] The anonymous user gave their overall experience five stars. “This is a fabulous Christian program with great results as long as the patient is willing to continue to work the program daily,” they wrote.


S.E.R. and W.F.P., the two loved ones who submitted reviews to at the time of this writing, were similarly impressed with the facility, providing five out of five stars for the program’s treatment effectiveness and accommodations. They specifically highlighted the family visits on weekends.

Multiple friends and family members also used the center’s Facebook page to express their appreciation for the program. “Penfield saved my sons life. He just told me yesterday that he fit in and felt comfortable in surroundings that he never thought that he would,” Tracy wrote. Lisa, also the mother of a client, thanked the program for saving her son’s life.


Penfield is a self-pay program and does not accept insurance. According to the facility’s website, admissions staff are available to assist clients in making financial arrangements prior to treatment.


Reviews about Penfield Christian Homes, South Campus

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  • I thoroughly believe that this will be a great bridge foundation for my loved one's continued treatment, and successfully maintained sobriety. Thank you for all that y'all do! The facility appeared to be strong in the areas of clinical education for both the person in treatment and their family.I have not determined any such weaknesses at this time in my loved one's recovery.
    My husband and I attended orientation/Family Education Day in 1-18, and I can't stress enough, the help it gave us, and the Information my son has gotten. First and foremost , I I encourage everyone to read , Mid-Brain & The Beast, by, Dallas Bennett! Learn the symptoms, of Co-Dependencey,which we both were for way too long... and this is So dangerous for your' loved one, four stages of recovery,process of relapse,and changes,you and your loved one have too do. The Counselors here have got too be the best. I am still in awe, at the knowledge, and love for these men , that the staff has for our loved ones. My husband and myself felt like the counselor, was talking about his own loved one . Do your research people, I did mine & so glad I spent the time Doing so !
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  • I went through program and have been clean since and got a personnel relationship with with god and my son is the program doing good
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  • Attended Family Day at Penfield South Campus. It was the best and most informative session I have attended. One of the male staff members in particular was wonderful in that he conveyed the information on Addiction in a manner that I could understand and remember.
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  • Family visits on weekends.