ABOUT INTERIM HOUSE INC.
Located in a neighborhood of Philadelphia, Penn., the Interim House is a nonprofit that provides residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services to women who are struggling with substance abuse and mental illnesses. According to the center’s website, the Interim House was established in 1971 and was the first specialized treatment program for women in Pennsylvania. The center does not offer detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Interim House’s website, the center utilizes a holistic and trauma informed approach to treating addiction and mental health illness. The center provides gender-specific residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services.
The center offers art, music dance, and psychodrama therapy, life skills workshops, spirituality groups, anger management classes, yoga, and fitness and nutrition classes.
The residential program has structured activities 12 hours a day. Residential clients stay in the program for up to six months.
Once a woman graduates from the residential program, she has the option to continue her care in the intensive care program.
IOP services are offered four days a week and includes individual and group therapy, life skills training, job training, and housing assistance.
The center’s website indicates the outpatient counseling program is for women in recovery and helps them maintain a sober life. Patients participate in individual and group therapy in this program. Outpatient treatment ranges from four months to a year.
Incoming residents are tested at the center and those who test below the 6th grade level are enrolled in Adult Basic Education Classes. Residents who test above the 6th grade level are enrolled in General Equivalency Diploma preparation classes. The center also refers women to community college classes.
According to the center’s website, the staff at the Interim House includes therapists, a psychiatrist, and a clinical supervisor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Interim House’s website indicates the center is a historic, four-story mansion that holds 25-beds. The facility also has a separate art studio.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Both of the alumni who left Google Reviews at the time of this writing gave the center five out of five stars. The two alumni both wrote the center saved their lives.
Jackie wrote: “This place saved me! It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. I will forever be grateful to the staff who introduced me to a new way of life and loved me until I could love myself. Thank you!!!”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staff member that was surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a generally positive review.
The staff member gave the center four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend it. They mentioned the mental health therapy was the strength of the center. But, also wrote it was too strict.
According to the center’s website, the facility accepts insurances and coordinates financial support for uninsured patients.