Valley Hope at Atchison provides individualized substance abuse treatment for patients 16 and older. Treatment services include assessment, medically monitored detoxification, residential and partial/day programs, group, individual and family therapy, 12-step meetings, spirituality counseling, psycho-educational instruction and continuing care strategies. Valley Hope at Atchison also offers online family counseling and training.
ABOUT VALLEY HOPE IN ATCHISON, KS
Valley Hope, located in Atchison, Kan. offers residential and detoxification treatment to individuals ages 16 and older who are struggling with addiction. The facility was founded in 1972 and is located 30 minutes north of Kansas City International Airport. Valley Hope operates residential, outpatient, and online treatment programs across 16 locations in seven states.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients may either call the facility directly or may fill out an inquiry form on the Valley Hope website. Most clients remain in residential treatment for an average of 17 to 30 days. Detoxification treatment usually lasts just a few days.
Clients of Valley Hope’s program receive 40 hours per week of individual therapy as well as pastoral sessions, family therapy, group therapy, and wellness activities. Clients attend local 12-step meetings regularly throughout treatment and receive nutritious meals seven days a week. Clients who need detoxification receive medication assisted treatment (MAT) under 24-hour supervision by medical staff to ease withdrawal symptoms.
Families are included in treatment through a program called family intensive treatment (FIT), which involves daily online group discussions facilitated by a family counselor along with individual therapy online once a week. All clients who successfully complete treatment are eligible to participate in an alumni network. Alumni meetings are held at the Atchison location monthly.
The executive leadership team team at Valley Hope includes a licensed clinical psychologist, a doctor of psychology, a certified addiction counselor, and a medical doctor. To date, 31 alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility staff an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars for experience and training.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Valley Hope facility in Atchison offers 72 beds for adult clients in a rural setting overlooking the Missouri River. The facility’s website describes living conditions as semi-private. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, 28 of the 31 alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave it positive ratings for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the almost 40 alumni to submit user reviews, 31 alumni were polled by Best-rehabs.com, and gave the facility overall positive reviews, with many alumni expressing that they were thankful to work with staff who were in recovery themselves. Twenty six reviewers said they would recommend Valley Hope to friends or family members seeking treatment.
The anonymous clients rated the facility highly in several categories. Valley Hope received average ratings of 4.4 out of five stars for cleanliness, and for family participation, 4.2 stars for affordability, and 4.1 stars for the staff’s level of training and experience. One reviewer wrote, “If you’re ready to truly surrender, it is a wonderful place to be. The clients are involved, have fun, and have potential to succeed.” Many other reviewers praised the “good counselors,” and accommodations. “It’s a great place for peoples first time treatment,” one anonymous alum wrote, “friendly & welcoming.”
The facility received a notably lower rating for its holistic offerings, which earned an average 2.3-star rating.
When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, several alumni described Valley Hope is expensive, despite its affordability earning a relatively high average rating.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
While the 12 loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com (at time of writing) were a bit more mixed, they gave the facility good ratings overall, with 10 of the 12 reviewers saying they would recommend Valley Hope to others.
The anonymous loved ones gave the facility its best rating for family participation, which received an average of 4.2 out of five stars. Other categories received adequate but not excellent ratings. In their praise, loved ones specifically mentioned a strong reputation, great food, and effective multidisciplinary treatment. the facility’s family participation policies were lauded with an average rating of 4.2 stars. One reviewer added additional commentary regarding the multidisciplinary treatment and family participation, “They included family which is important.”
However, the loved ones polled were not universally positive, and many felt that Valley Hope did not effectively deal with relapse or clients. Additionally, the loved ones gave Valley Hope relatively low average ratings of 2.2 stars for holistic offerings, 2.7 stars for counseling options, three stars for affordability, and 3.2 stars for exercise and leisure.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, there had been one former staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com. She gave the facility excellent marks across several different metrics and said she would recommend the facility to a friend or loved one considering rehab.
When asked about the strengths of the facility, the staff member said employees are caring and treat clients well. The staff member ended her review with additional commentary, saying, “Valley Hope has the best treatment philosophies of any I ever saw. I worked in the field for 38 years and have had contact with numerous other facilities. None measure up to the expertise if the Valley Hope programs.”
There is currently no information provided by Valley Hope regarding its costs. The facility accepts insurance, but does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Valley Hope offers discounts for out-of-pocket payments made up front and works with two healthcare lending companies.