ABOUT GRACE HOUSE OF MEMPHIS
Located in Memphis, TN, Grace House of Memphis is a non-profit drug, alcohol, andtreatment facility for women. This organization is a United Way agency and is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Grace House offers several treatment options including a detoxification program, rehabilitation programs, a halfway house for extended treatment (Grace House Extended), and an outpatient program.
TREATMENT AND ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, the Grace House offers gender specific treatment for women, integrated treatment, and individualized care.
The goal of treatment at Grace House, achieved through individualized care, is to bring every woman back to a solid level of social, spiritual, emotional, occupational, and physical functioning. Along with the assistance of a counselor, each woman develops a personal plan to address her own needs and guide her through the treatment process.
Backed by substantial research, Grace House believes women need unique treatment options that are different than those traditionally offered to men. This means that the intensity, length, environment, and planning of treatment will be different for women.
Grace House provides integrated treatment for women who have co-occurring disorders.
Although medical detox is not offered on-site, Grace House of Memphis starts treatment with a three- to seven-day social detox program, which prohibits phone calls, letters, or visitors.
With only 13 women accommodated at a time, Grace House offers individualized care. Programming typically includes individual, group, and family counseling along with 12-step work and meetings. Treatment usually also includes addiction education, life skills groups, lectures, and workshops on assertiveness, communication, and relationships.
After completing primary long-term treatment, clients have two options for— the facility’s halfway house program or its outpatient program.
Clients who go to Grace House Extended –– the halfway house –– typically stay for another three to 12 months. Grace House, which has eight beds, offers services such as life skills programming, basic computer and job readiness training, an aftercare program, and housing assistance.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its treatment staff. However, the four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, or the staff support.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s website indicates the Grace House detoxification program offers four beds, the rehabilitation program offers 13 beds, and Grace House Extended offers eight beds. A video on the website depicts the living experience as a positive, homelike experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni questioned by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback.
One alum gave five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center. “Once you are a client, you are always a client. Their networking and personal care once you leave is absolutely amazing,” they wrote.
The other alum gave four stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities. However, they wrote they “relapsed the day of.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback, and they appreciated the care their loved ones received at Grace House.
They both gave five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center. They also gave five and four stars for its treatment of co-occurring disorders.
“They have a very good staff and help you in every means that they have if you are willing to put in the effort to get better,” a loved one wrote.
Another loved one wrote that there is a “sense of community and family with staff and clients” and that “it was like a big family and treats the whole person and helps families understand.” This person also felt that Grace House was underfunded. Grace House “needs to get more funding to treat more clients.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, Best-rehabs.com has only received one staff review and it echoes the reviews provided by loved ones.
“Professionalism was good but funding sources were poor,” the employee wrote. This staff member gave four out of five stars for their job satisfaction and for overall quality of patient care.
The Grace House website does not list fees for housing or treatment. However, it states services are available to all women who qualify, regardless of their ability to pay. According to Health Grove, state insurance (other than Medicaid) is accepted and the facility offers sliding fee scales.