ABOUT EXODUS HOUSE
Exodus Homes is a faith-based agency located in Hickory, N.C. This organization offers transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless recovering from substance abuse and formerly incarcerated persons seeking treatment for a variety of substance abuse and mental health struggles. Exodus House also offers 12-Step programming.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
One ofin North Carolina (19 percent), Exodus House offers four major programs: Supervised Independent Living, Prison Ministry and Post Incarceration Aftercare, Family Preservation and Family Reunification, and Exodus Works Social Enterprises. Patients are encouraged to stay one to two years.
Residents participate in a substance abuse assessment, outpatient treatment, or psychiatric services. The facility also offers a 13-week DWI program, among the. Recovery programming includes 12-Step writing assignments, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Narcotic Anonymous meetings, Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings, 12 Step Study groups, Relapse Prevention, and other recovery related workshops.
Residents are required to work with the Employment Coordinator to find full time employment during their stay. Some residents are eligible to participate in the Exodus Works social enterprise vocational training program. Residents on long-term disability will be offered volunteer opportunities in the program. Residents must participate fully in the supportive housing recovery program.
There is also family-life programming available to those seeking to make amends with loved ones.
Little information is available about the staff at Exodus Homes, however, Executive Director of Exodus Homes Rev. Reggie Longcrier is an author who has written about using faith-based methods to overcome addiction and struggle.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Exodus Homes currently has 62 beds across eight program locations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, no alums have submitted reviews to Best-rehabs.com.
On Facebook, 20 reviewers left overwhelmingly positive ratings for an average of 4.9 stars. Most reviewers praised the faith-based approach to treatment at Exodus.
“I was lost and confused and sick and tired of being sick and tired and. If it had not been for the Exodus program my not be alive today. Great place and great people a blessing to all who are ready for change and a new start in life,” one alum wrote.
Another echoed that sentiment, writing, “Exodus homes is the best place on earth to get your life back together. Its brought me closer to god. Its helped me to get my self-esteem back and know my value to others.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, a sole alum submitted a very positive review to Best-rehabs.com. He praised the staff, family participation, and faith-based programming.
The loved one wrote, “This is a christian base program, my brother went there and his whole life has changed for the better. I think because of it being spirituality based they help all people of every religion and race. They need more space the program is getting bigger.”
Program fees are $140 per week, and include all utilities, transportation to recovery and church activities, job search activities, and other support services. According to the web site, patients are expected to do all they can to pay one week of fees at admission. Applicants who cannot pay the full amount, or who cannot pay at all will not be denied admission. Exodus works with residents to catch up their accounts once they are employed.