ABOUT VICTORY PROGRAMS: JOELYN’S FAMILY HOME- BOSTON, MA
Victory Programs: Joelyn’s Family Home, located in Boston, Mass., offers residential treatment to adult women struggling with substance abuse. Located in the heart of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, the facility recently opened a newly renovated home in May of 2017 after more than two years of planning and building. Joelyn’s Home is the newest addition to the larger organization, Victory Programs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families as well as individuals with substance use disorder and other accompanying health issues.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program uses evidence-based techniques including Motivational Interviewing (MI). Each client receives an individualized treatment plan that focuses on that person’s goals and strengths and supports the individual as they work towards personal recovery goals. Victory Program’s standards of excellence include client confidentiality, individuality, and effective communication with clients.
There are no further details provided by the facility, at the time of this writing, regarding its treatment and assessment methods.
Based on job listings on the facility’s website, the treatment team may include a counselor and residential assistants among others that are not directly listed on the website.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility recently opened a newly renovated 24-bed women’s residential home that they describe on their website as “state-of-the-art.” Joelyn’s Home is located in an old Victorian style home. There is no additional information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com. The alum, M.G., had mixed opinions regarding the facility and was not a fan of the food provided there. She gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and one stars for meals & nutrition.
M.G. agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained and that the treatment program was affordable. However, she was neutral when asked if the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders; if there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; and if the facility staff were experienced and well-trained.
The alum felt that a strength of the facility was there many educational groups offered and felt that the facility could improve upon the food and activities offered. Overall, she was neutral on whether she would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab but then also commented, “it was an amazing program.”
On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on 12 total reviews. The reviews, however, are regarding the Victory Programs organization, not specifically regarding Joelyn’s Home, and none of the reviewers left comments. On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.7 out of five stars based on three total reviews. Once again, the reviews are for Victory Programs, Inc., not specifically regarding Joelyn’s Home.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. Victory Programs does advertise that it accepts donations; the cost of treatment at the facility may be offered free of cost.