ABOUT HOPE CENTER – JACOBS HOUSE
Based in Lexington, Ky., the Hope Center is a nonprofit organization offering a variety of services for homeless and at-risk individuals struggling with chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring conditions. Services include a detention recovery service operated in collaboration with the court system and separate rehab programs for men and women. Women’s Hope Center, also known as the Ball-Quantrell Recovery Center, and the George Privett Recovery Center for Men each offer long-term, residential substance abuse treatment, while the Jacobs House serves as an additional space and source of programming for men in recovery. A non-medical detoxification unit is located on-site at Privett. Specialized programming for Hispanics, veterans, and single parents is also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Admission to Hope Center’s treatment program for men at Jacobs House can begin either with an initial, walk-in assessment or via referral from a county or state court order. A nurse practitioner on-site will confirm that each individual is medically sound prior to beginning a minimum six-month program. Typically, men attend what are called “motivational track” classes and Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous meetings while staying in the center’s shelter for about two weeks prior to transferring to the full rehab program at either Privett or the Jacobs building.
The first phase of treatment utilizes thecurriculum, focusing on addiction and recovery education along with 12-step concepts, followed by a second phase incorporating employment and housing preparation. Men do not work outside the center during treatment, which is abstinence-based, peer-led, and responsibility-oriented. Individuals receiving participate in additional, specialized programming to address both substance use and other mental health disorders together. During Phase II, clients continue to attend relapse prevention and 12-step meetings.
While Hope Center relies on community volunteers to provide many of its services, a nurse practitioner and licensed counselors are employed. Internships for students pursuing human services degrees are also available.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Don and Cathy Jacobs House is Hope Center’s newest facility at the time of this writing. In addition to an on-site cafeteria used to serve clients of the center’s emergency shelter, this facility houses up to 154 men. Residents are involved in at least one of the addiction recovery, employment preparation, and mental health treatment programs, staying in 20-bed rooms.
Jacobs House is not a locked facility, and men who are enrolled in a recovery program are can receive visitors each evening during the week and during the day on weekends. Pay phones are available for resident use.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received feedback from any of this facility’s former clients and alumni reviews elsewhere on third-party review sites are also scarce. Two Google reviewers shared highly favorable reports on their treatment experiences and outcomes. Treatment at Hope Center “changed the way I look at myself, other people and the world,” Charles wrote in a representative comment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions, indicating their likelihood to recommend the facility to others with three stars on a scale of one to five. Several aspects of treatment and accommodations received five-star ratings, including the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, availability of options in counseling approaches, opportunities for family participation, overall effectiveness of treatment, and affordability of treatment. Policies regarding a client’s communication with the world outside treatment received the lowest rating of just two stars.
Feedback from friends and family members posted on Facebook and Google was overwhelmingly positive. More than half of the written reviews on Google were submitted by loved ones, who tended to characterize Hope Center’s treatment program’s results as life-saving, attitude-changing, and relationship-reconciling. Likewise, seven of eight ratings on Facebook were either four or five out of five stars. In a representative review, C.M. wrote of her fiance: “he quotes me everything he learns here this place has brought my family back together.”
The cost of services at Hope Center’s Jacobs House and other facilities varies by client circumstances. Individuals participating as part of court-order or otherwise involved in legal matters pay a $600 program fee. Those who receive some form of regular income pay $5 per night. There is no cost to clients enrolled in the Veterans program, which is supported by the Veterans Administration.