Grace House offers gender-specific long term residential substance abuse treatment designed to meet the unique needs of women. We have the capacity to serve 70 clients at our two locations. The recommended length of stay in our program is three months to one year. Each client’s length of stay and treatment program is determined by their individual needs and progress in treatment. Our program is designed to enhance a woman’s ability to maintain sobriety and enable her to live a productive, healthy lifestyle . . . beneficial to herself, her family, and the community. We provide a safe therapeutic environment in which women receive substance abuse treatment.
ABOUT GRACE HOUSE
Headquartered in New Orleans, La., Grace House provides residential treatment for women who are struggling with substance abuse. The center specializes in long-term treatment and caters to homeless and low-income populations. The organization also operates, a similar residential facility for men.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Through its multi-phase approach to treatment, Grace House aims to help clients achieve long-term sobriety and reintegrate into society. Phase one, which lasts between 14 and 30 days, focuses on stabilizing the client and helping her understand her addiction. During this period, clients spend 20 hours a week in clinical sessions and have limited contact with individuals who are not involved in the program. During phase two, clients learn relapse prevention skills, attend 12-step meetings, participate in individual and group therapy, and develop educational, social, and vocational goals. The third phase centers around re-entry and transition. During this phase, clients may seek employment or embark on educational pursuits.
Alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com reported staying at Grace House for three to six months.
According to Grace House’s website, the organization is led by a licensed addiction counselor, and the center’s executive director of clinical services has a master’s degree in social work.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located in New Orleans’ Garden District, Grace House can accommodate up to 70 women. The center’s website features images of a homelike facility with a front porch flanked by trees and landscaped vegetation. Some alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com reported completing household chores as part of their stay. Three of the four alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided above-average ratings for the center’s accommodations and meals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing are generally positive. Isabelle noted that she would recommend the facility to others and gave the program’s treatment effectiveness a rating of four out of five stars. “I have been trying to get sober for a long time, the opportunities and challenges provided were above my expectations,” she wrote. Stephanie was also pleased with the care she received and highlighted the center’s use of 12-step methodology and effective mix of individual and group therapy. Shanna, who gave the center’s treatment effectiveness a five-star rating, told Best-rehabs.com that Grace House changed her life.
D.W. was the only surveyed alum to provide a negative review of her experience at Grace House. This respondent submitted a one-star review for the facility’s treatment effectiveness. “A joke!” D.W. told Best-rehabs.com
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
When asked how likely they were to recommend Grace House to others, the two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com provided four- and five-star reviews. These anonymous respondents submitted above-average ratings in most evaluated categories, including the facility’s family participation, counseling options, and discharge planning. Both loved ones gave the staff’s level of training and experience five stars and specifically highlighted the valuable guidance provided by staff. “Grace House is very effective in enabling their patients to lead productive lives free from addiction,” one loved one told Best-rehabs.com.
However, despite their positive feedback, one respondent felt that there were “too many people to get treatment.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Stephanie, who was a client at Grace House before becoming a staff member, offered her recommendation and told Best-rehabs.com that she would re-enter the treatment program if necessary. She specifically found the program’s utilization of the 12-Steps and the “intense in patient single and group therapy” to be strengths of the facility.
According to the facility’s website, Grace House provides treatment to all women, regardless of their ability to pay.