Home of New Vision is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides gender-specific programs and specialized services to empower, protect, encourage, and enrich the lives of men, women, their families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction. We are committed to promoting change and awareness, and reducing stigma and shame, by providing a better understanding of recovery. Our philosophy is that substance use disorders are treatable, chronic diseases whose progression can be interrupted at any point. We believe that substance abuse education, treatment, and support are effective ways to intervene in the progression and development of chemical dependency, and to allow for sustained, long-term recovery. At Home of New Vision, we believe in using the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) approach coupled with relational and empowerment models in our therapeutic services for drug and alcohol addiction. These models acknowledge that community and peer connections are fundamental to the growth, recovery, and healing of chemically dependent individuals. At Home of New Vision, we encourage the development of mutually supportive and empathetic bonds with others and the community system. We have found that this assists in developing a healthier definition of self, autonomy, and competency. Here, we recognize that chemically dependent individuals are not only faced with the difficulties of recovering from addiction, but also must often contend with systemic biases and oppression related to gender, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and marital and parental status.
ABOUT HOME OF NEW VISION
Headquartered in the college town of Ann Arbor, Mich., the nonprofit Home of New Vision provides a full suite of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Care for adults is administered in gender-specific environments, and offerings include detox, residential treatment, standard outpatient treatment (OP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and transitional housing. The center also offers outpatient counseling for adolescents and specialized tracks for pregnant and parenting women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients may first undergo a comprehensive medical and behavioral health assessment. Those who require attention for withdrawal symptoms begin their stay with non-medical detox, a three- to five-day process that provides support, monitoring, and ongoing assessment. Once stabilized, clients typically transition to the center’s residential or outpatient program.
Residential treatment is tailored to clients who require a high level of support and structure. Residents participate in a mix of individual counseling, group therapy, and daily recovery meetings. Educational workshops address relapse prevention and life skills. Outpatient treatment is similar in design, but offers an increased level of customization according to each client’s individual needs. Those who opt for intensive outpatient treatment participate in nine hours of group counseling each week.
Gender-specific transitional housing is available to adults in recovery who wish to reside in a substance-free environment. Recovery residences are overseen by a house manager, and residents must be employed or in school within three weeks of admittance to continue to be eligible for housing.
According to the facility’s website, the staff includes medical personnel, master’s-level clinicians, licensed social workers, therapists, and case managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the center’s website, the program provides homelike accommodations to residential clients. All housing is gender-specific, and clients must abide by the center’s strict rules for the duration of their stay. Residents are responsible for making their beds and keeping their rooms clean, as well as completing household chores.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The handful of alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com are mixed. One anonymous survey respondent left a lengthy review that highlighted subpar living conditions, as well as billing issues. “The house leaked, it was dirty, and it was falling apart,” they wrote. Another anonymous alum described their stay as “the worst experience” they ever had due to staff that appeared to be “on a power trip.”
Alternatively, both Kathryn and S.R. told Best-rehabs.com that the program saved their lives, and S.K. reported a “great experience,” praising the caring staff and the program’s educational components. “They taught me what it means to be supported and many necessary skills and avenues available, for that and my sobriety, I am grateful,” S.K. wrote.
The center’s Facebook page, which the facility can edit and maintain, boasts an average rating of 4.8 out five stars, based on feedback from 33 reviewers. “Home of New Vision has giving me a brand new way of living, thinking, and being about myself,” Deaundra wrote in a representative five-star review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reviews from loved ones are limited but positive. P.C., the only Best-rehabs.com reviewer who noted their association with alumni of the facility, highlighted the center’s “multiple pathways to recovery” and the program’s high level of effectiveness. “I have seen with tremendous clarity what recovery looks like from men and women that were linked to Home of New Vision,” they wrote. Nancy, a Facebook reviewer, commended the life-saving treatment her daughter received. “They are changing lives and giving hope where there once was none!” she wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staff members polled by Best-rehabs.com had positive things to say about the facility and its programming. S.S. highlighted the personal attention given to each client. “One of my favorite things about working at HNV is observing the staff working with each individual to accomplish results instead of just grouping everyone together and thinking the same thing will work for everybody,” they wrote. Another staffer using the initials S.S. praised the diversity of programming, as well as the center’s “strengths-based approach.”
Three of the four employees on Indeed submitted above-average reviews and expressed appreciation for their experience working with clients. “The most enjoyable part of the job was working with humans on a very human level. Providing people with the opportunity and support to help move their lives in a direction that feels right to them,” a former case manager wrote in their review; however, one employee characterized the center as “disorganized and frustrating.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. However, as a nonprofit organization, the center aims to provide affordable treatment for all individuals.