ABOUT LIBERTY PLACE RECOVERY CENTER FOR WOMEN
Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women is operated by the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council (KRFDC), a community agency that aims to promote self-sufficiency and self-reliance for families and individuals. This recovery center — located in downtown Richmond, Ky. — offers long-term transitional housing for women struggling with substance abuse. Clients must be over the age of 18, ready to commit to overcoming their addictions, and homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Liberty Place is.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The main function of Liberty Place is to help its residents lead normal, sober, stable lives. As such, it’s built around peer support, job responsibilities, daily life skills training, and dealing with challenges to sober living. The program is based on the 12-Steps.
Potential clients begin the program with a telephone screening to determine if they are an appropriate fit of the programs. There is no information as to whether detoxification services are provided, or if individuals should have detoxed before the initial phone screening.
The program is divided into two parts, with two phases per part. In the first part, the Motivational Track, clients are housed in a 16-bed dormitory and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings nearby, but off-site. Individuals are expected “trudge” (walk) to these meetings, as a way to encourage motivation and a change in mindset. As the Motivational Track progresses into its second part, client’s will be expected to begin paying 30 percent of income for the house’s upkeep. Incentives are given by the program to reward and encourage a willingness to change.
In the second part of the program, clients are transitioned from dormitories to on-site apartments and begin living in a recovery community. In Phase One, clients continue with 12-Step teachings and AA meetings, but also participate in the on-site community and facility upkeep. Clients will assist with gardening, laundry, kitchen, security duties, and other chores. In Phase Two, as clients near completion of the program, they will receive assistance in obtaining employment, and will have the option of becoming a peer mentor to others in the program. Gradually they are given overnight and weekend privileges, and eventually will move off-site.
The treatment team includes administrative staff, counselors, social workers, job coaches, case managers, and other professional staff members. As a provider of transitional housing, Liberty Place Recovery is associated with the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the Governor’s Office for Local Development, and the Department of Corrections.
The three individuals polled on the staff’s level of training and experience at the time of this writing each gave ratings of either four of five stars or higher.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Liberty Place has a 108-bed facility with a range of other amenities. These include a large dining area with kitchen facilities, and shared living rooms and bedrooms that fit up to two people.
The five individuals polled on the facility’s cleanliness each gave it five out of five stars, and the accommodations and meals and nutrition were also given four out of five star ratings or higher from all five respondents.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Three alumni submitted very positive feedback to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing. The three alumni each gave Liberty Place five out of five stars for its overall treatment effectiveness and its available exercise options. Reviewers spoke glowingly of the program overall and the progress it allowed them to achieve. Tammie reported being able to get her G.E.D and access counseling, adding: “They all together offered a lot more then rehab for drug addiction. They changed my life.”
On the other side, alumni did not agree about the facility’s holistic offerings. Two alumni gave the facility two out of five stars, while one alum gave five stars. Two reviewers indicated that the facility could be larger.
On Facebook, the facility earned 4.8 out of five stars from 65 reviews. ]Fifty-nine of the reviews were perfect five-star reviews. Alumni gave high praise to both the work program and the staff.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, three loved ones provided feedback about Liberty Place to Best-rehabs.com. Of the three reviews from loved ones, two were positive and one was negative. Two reviewers described the facility as being great, particularly the staff.
However, the negative reviewer, John, wrote of difficulty contacting his loved one. Reviews of family participation are mixed. Of the two loved ones asked, one loved one gave the facility four out of five stars and the other gave only one star for family participation.
Services are provided at no cost to clients. This is common across Kentucky withof facilities charging nothing for services and 2.2 percent that don’t charge at all.
indicate that the program includes community service, such as cleanups in the local town.
Updated February 2018