The Fellowship House

The Fellowship House


Located less than 30 miles from Cape Girardeau in southern Illinois, the Fellowship House is a rehabilitate detoxification and treatment program for adults and youth. The facility uses American Society of Medicine Addiction (ASAM) criteria and introduces its clients to established self-help programs like Alcoholics Anonymous throughout both residential and outpatient programs.


All prospective clients undergo a scheduled clinical assessment and are assigned a case manager prior to beginning treatment. As the facility offers treatment at three different levels of care for adults, this assessment helps clinicians determine the most appropriate one. Those seeking detoxification typically complete this initial process in three to five days.

Programming at The Fellowship House makes use of a variety of approaches to help persons begin their recovery and set new goals in life. Following their initial assessment, clients may take part in a treatment curriculum that includes individual counseling, educational sessions, recreation and leisure, nutrition, and aftercare planning. Family involvement is also seen as a crucial component to recovery and is therefore encouraged whenever possible. Outpatient treatment can range anywhere from one to nine hours per week, while residential care typically includes at least 25 hours a week.

Programming for teens aged 12 to 18 similarly consists of assessment and consultation, treatment, and aftercare. Referrals are made where needed.


All patients at the Fellowship House work with their assigned case managers and counselors throughout treatment. A stated goal of the facility is “to provide excellent training in various areas to staff and community members.”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, though the two reviewers gave either three or four stars for categories like accommodations, meals and nutrition, and cleanliness.


The abovementioned pair of alumni gave similarly high ratings of either three or four stars for the faith-based and 12-step aspects of programming as well as for the staff’s level of training and experience. In their written commentary, one reviewer complained of high turnover rates though the other wrote unequivocally: “This facility saved my life period…”

In addition, three individuals gave the Fellowship House five-star reviews on Google, one of whom wrote: “Amazing. Changes lives.”[1]


The Fellowship House is funded, either partly or in whole, by two separate branches: the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Fund.


Reviews about The Fellowship House

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  • Affordable High employee turnover.Attitude of admin and employees directly affects patients.
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  • 12 step program. Accommodations.This facility saved my life period.....