ABOUT LAFAYETTE HOUSE
Located in the southwestern Missouri city of Joplin, Lafayette House provides substance abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and sexual assault crisis and aftercare services for women, children, and families. The facility offers both tiered residential and outpatient-based programs, and children are permitted to stay with their mothers during residential treatment. Priority admission is given to pregnant women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon intake, clients may undergo an initial assessment to determine individual client needs and appropriate level of treatment. Utilizing Missouri’s(CSTAR) model, Lafayette House offers three levels of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The center’s programming consists of individual, group, and if applicable, family counseling sessions to identify and treat any factors that may contribute to addictive behavior. Programming also includes licensed child care, education classes, community support, and transportation.
The three treatment levels vary in length, intensity, and structure. Typically lasting 30 days, Level One of treatment is the most structured and intensive programming, offered through a residential or an outpatient-based program. Level Two consists of intermediate outpatient-based services and requires a 45-day commitment, while Level Three is the least-intensive level of outpatient services and typically lasts 90 days. Clinicians may encourage clients to utilize the tiered treatment approach as a “step-down” continuum of care.
Lafayette House also offers a specialized program for traffic offenders dealing with drug- or alcohol-related traffic offenses. In addition to substance abuse-related treatment, Lafayette House also serves as a shelter for victims of domestic violence. During a women’s stay, the facility provides individual, group, and family counseling, child care, children’s therapy, as well as referrals and linkages to safe housing, vocational training, and job opportunities.
Managed by two clinical directors, Lafayette House employs a team comprised of clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, volunteers, and case managers. The six individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated Lafayette House an average four out of five stars for the treatment staff’s level of training and experience. Alum D.A. described the treatment team as a “personable staff that really cares.”
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by Lafayette House regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Six reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com rated Lafayette House an average 3.17 out of five stars in cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave Lafayette House generally positive reviews, though they felt some areas could improve. Alumni thought highly of the staff’s level of training and experience, with all rating the metric a perfect five stars. Alum D.A rated the facility’s counseling options three stars and its family participation only one star. “Not enough volunteers but overcall a really good place,” D.A. wrote. Submitting a five-star rating for the likelihood they’d recommend the facility to others, one anonymous alum added: “Affordable place but needs a better holistic offering.”
On Google, seven reviewers rated the facility an average 2.9 out of five stars, with three negative reviews, one mixed, and three positive, suggesting mixed responses. Negative reviewers left more feedback, complaining of poor treatment from staff and unfit accommodations. However, alum K.M. wrote otherwise in a positive review: “Their staff is amazing, and you will soon feel like family while here.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mixed ratings regarding Lafayette House. Two anonymous loved ones rated the facility three out of five stars in connectivity and four stars in affordability and exercise and leisure options. In comments, loved ones praised the efforts put forth by staff to treat clients. Loved one C.B. wrote: “Great Staff and Amazing Group Meetings with alot of client interaction concerning topics.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At time of writing, one residential advocate currently working at Lafayette House rated the facility three out of five stars on GlassDoor. The anonymous employee wrote: “The work is wonderful for those looking to help others in drug treatment or offer support to abused women.”
According to Lafayette House’s website, all fees are provided on a sliding scale. According toand , the facility accepts military insurance.