ABOUT HOPE CENTER MINISTRIES – MEMPHIS MEN’S CENTER IN PIPERTON, TN
Hope Center Ministries, located in Piperson, Tenn., offers residential treatment to men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. In addition to the Memphis Men’s Center in Piperton, Hope Center Ministries has 8 other facilities in the United States. At the time of writing, the organization was in the process of opening a treatment facility in the United Kingdom. The mission of Hope Center Ministries is rooted in Christian faith. Their vision is “to help people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction find the hope that only Jesus Christ can bring.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program follows a Christian-based 12-step program. To be admitted, prospective clients begin either by calling the facility during business hours or completing an application on the Hope Center Ministries website. Most clients remain in treatment for a minimum of eight months.
Throughout treatment, clients engage in individual and group recovery sessions, Bible study, devotionals, weekly church service, and a Christian study curriculum. The treatment program is split into three phases. In phase one, which typically lasts six weeks, clients create a plan to live free from addiction outside of the facility. In phase two, clients begin working 40 hours a week to learn responsibility, acquire good working habits, and develop a sense of self-worth. Phase two typically lasts at least twenty weeks, and income from client work is returned to Hope Center Ministries to pay for program costs. In phase three, which typically lasts eight weeks, clients are expected to find a job to support them outside the program, create a plan for living outside the facility, and find a qualified sponsor to mentor them after program completion.
Families are encouraged to participate in the treatment program through weekly church services, “Celebrate Recovery” meetings, life groups, a family support group, and Sunday visitation hours. The facility offersresources, including a free 45 day Reconnection Program for each graduate of the program.
The director of the Memphis Men’s Center is a former high school teacher and football coach. He previously struggled with addiction and completed one of Hope Center Ministries’ programs at another location before becoming the manager of the Memphis Men’s Center. There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding the rest of the treatment staff at the Memphis Men’s Center.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently very limited information provided by Hope Center Ministries regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Photos on the facility website show a residential home in a remote, country setting. Clients at this facility are allowed to make phone calls after a 30-day probationary period. All reading materials brought by clients to the Memphis Men’s Center are required to be non-secular and approved by facility staff.
At the time of this writing there has been one staff member of Hope Center Ministries polled by Best-rehabs.com. The reviewer gave the facility poor ratings in some categories, but very strong ratings in others. The anonymous staff member gave the facility one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, one star for accommodations and amenities, and one star for meals and nutrition. She strongly agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from and that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. She agreed that facility staff are experienced and well-trained. She said she would recommend the facility to others, and that she felt that a strength of the facility was that they help clients maintain sobriety after recovery. The anonymous staff member mentioned that a weakness of the facility is that they do not let clients “speak what is really on their mind.” She also added additional commentary, saying, “I am currently a survivor of drugs and alcohol and I am currently in the making of starting my own half way house to help others after my being 8 years clean and sober.”
No third party reviews of Hope Center Ministries were available at the time of writing.
The cost of treatment at the Memphis Men’s House is $700 per month. The facility does not accept insurance. Clients are encouraged to contact Hope Center Ministries directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.