ABOUT THE HARVEST HOUSE OF HOPE, INC.
Located on 10 acres of land in rural southwestern Georgia, the Harvest House of Hope is one of, and offers long-term, faith-based residential treatment for women seeking treatment for substance abuse. While it offers a residential program, the services at the facility could also be considered a sober living recovery facility. Detox is not available on-site, and new clients must be at least 72-hours sober by the time they arrive for treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The treatment methods used at The Harvest House of Hope, Inc. focus on faith-based recovery management methods. Clients participate in 12-Step group meetings and complete the step-work process over a six to 12 month period. While the 12-step method is generally associated with Christianity, the facility is non-denominational and flexible to each client’s interpretation of the religion.
In addition to study sessions and 12-step meetings, clients participate in holistic treatment methods that focus on mental, spiritual, and physical rehabilitation. Several popular options include yoga, meditation, and exercise sessions. Each client is enrolled in specific treatment options based on her individual needs.
During treatment, clients are encouraged to participate in educational programming, with opportunities to complete GED certifications, among other things. The center provides life-skills training in the areas of employment training, gardening, and cooking. Vocational training is limited across the country as only 39% of facilities provide.
Community development and involvement is an important part of the treatment process. After an initial 30-day acclimation period, clients are encouraged to participate in community events, as well as to volunteer their time. Harvest House of Hope routinely participates in and hosts events in the community to raise awareness of substance abuse and other community health concerns.
The treatment team at Harvest House of Hope includes several experienced group and rehab leaders that are also able to facilitate 12-step meetings. The organization also relies on a large group of volunteers to assist in operations. The facility is monitored by volunteers at all times to assist clients with their needs and to provide accountability.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures published on the facility’s website show simple, homey shared bedrooms, some of them with bunk beds, as well as a small communal area with a fireplace and a full kitchen. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness, accommodations, and exercise/leisure options, and three out of five stars for its meals and nutrition. Incoming residents must commit not to contact their loved ones for the initial 30 days of treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, D., would strongly recommend treatment at The Harvest House Of Hope, Inc., writing: “If a person is looking for a all female, Christ centered recovery home that is long term this is the place to contact.”
Although D. gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, her ratings in other categories indicated that treatment might be somewhat bare-bones: she gave the facility just two stars for its family participation and treatment for co-occurring disorders, and one star for its counseling options.
On Google, Harvest House of Hope has a single five out of five star review at the time of this writing.
Treatment is subsidized by donations, though the facility does also accept an undisclosed sum as a residential fee. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its affordability.
Harvest House of Hope, Inc. continues its involvement in the community by hosting events. Every year, the organization hosts ato raise awareness and to connect with other groups in the community.