ABOUT FOUNDATIONS RECOVERY CENTER
Operated by Marion Area Counseling Center in north-central Ohio, Foundations Recovery Center (FRC) began in 1973 as a men’s halfway house and now functions as a full-service mental health agency. In addition to a residential rehabilitation center for individuals struggling with chemical dependency, the nonprofit community organization provides outpatient treatment, crisis intervention, gender-specific sober living housing, and medication-assisted treatment programs. The center also offers a victim assistance program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the Foundations Recovery Center website, clients are typically referred for treatment by physicians, social service agencies, employers, or courts. Admission begins with a phone call, followed by a one-hour, on-site assessment to determine the best treatment plan for each client.
FRC approaches addiction as a disease, prioritizing structure, education, training, and counseling in its programming. Clients participate in group and individual therapy sessions, are introduced to self-help meetings, and receive support for developing life skills and employment preparation.
The facility’s official Facebook page.
Treatment team members at Foundations Recovery Center include psychiatrists and licensed professional counselors. The center also works with graduate and bachelor’s level students in counseling and social work internships.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The rehab center has a 15-bed capacity and spaces for staff offices, individual and group therapy rooms, and an intensive outpatient program meeting area. Facebook photographs
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback from the sole former client of Foundations Recovery Center polled by Best-rehabs.com to date was mixed. Notably, the alum rated the staff’s level of training and experience just two out of five stars, reporting that there were “not enough educated counselors.”
Asked to rate his likelihood to recommend FRC to others, A.L. selected three stars. He represented the facility as clean and well maintained, meals as high quality, and treatment as 12-step based, effective, and affordable, awarding each metric measured four stars. On the other hand, his survey responses suggested that the program’s structure had little flexibility, reflected in two-star ratings for counseling options and.
Two individuals submitted high ratings of four and five stars for FRC on Facebook. One reported ongoing benefits of their treatment, writing that the center provided “tools to help me to become a well rounded member of the community. I went on to achieve a masters degree.” Additional postings indicated that 12-step meetings are held on-site.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Concurring with the alum respondent, the one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com also rated the program’s affordability, treatment effectiveness, and meals highly. They identified the inclusion of 12-step practices as a strength and the co-ed nature of accommodations as a weakness. A two-star rating for holistic treatment options also mirrored the alum’s perspective. By contrast, staff experience and family participation each received four stars.
WHAT STAFF SAY
One former staff member expressed multiple concerns with the rehab center in a Best-rehabs.com review. She characterized the facility’s leadership as too focused on funding, but emphasized her commitment to serving clients and awarded four stars for staff training and experience. Ultimately, she would not recommend the facility, identifying weaknesses in the medication-assisted therapy program and most other aspects of treatment and accommodations evaluated.
Foundations Recovery Center is supported by funds from Marion County, grants, and donations, and services are available to all county residents. According to annewspaper article celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary, Medicaid and most private insurance plans are accepted for payment.