House of Hope provides substance abuse treatment programs for women, pregnant women and mothers accompanied by children. Treatment options include residential programs, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care, as well as day programs for children whose mothers are in treatment at the facility. Therapeutic services include 12-step groups, individual, group and family counseling, parenting classes, and relapse prevention training.
ABOUT HOUSE OF HOPE –– SALT LAKE CITY
House of Hope – Salt Lake City provides treatment for women and mothers who are struggling with substance abuse and. The center’s services include residential, day, and outpatient treatment, all in an environment that fosters the mother/child bonding process. The center is one of two Utah-based facilities operated by the House of Hope organization (the other facility is located in Provo, Utah).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to House of Hope’s website, the center does not provide detox services; all clients must be free of drugs and alcohol for 72 hours, free of opiates for seven days, and free of benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax and Valium) for 14 days to be eligible for admission. Individuals are also required to undergo a TB test and a general health screening prior to beginning treatment.
House of Hope’s treatment philosophy is based on the biopsychosocial model of addiction, which views addiction as a chronic disease. Programming draws upon the 12-Steps and includes a variety of treatment modalities, including group counseling, individual therapy, family counseling, and substance abuse education. Workshops address parenting skills, relapse prevention, anger and stress management, and healthy living activities, and clients are encouraged to attend community-based Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups. Treatment also includes case management. Length of stay is dependent upon each client’s needs.
For the children of participating mothers, the Hope Center for Children offers programming that provides a structured therapeutic environment. Under the guidance of a case manager and a therapist, children are taught to self-regulate their emotions and engage in creative expression.
At the end of treatment, House of Hope’sand recovery support services help clients transition back into their everyday lives.
House of Hope’s treatment team consists of case managers, substance abuse counselors, therapists, clinical supervisors, administrative managers, and support staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the center’s website, House of Hope in Salt Lake City can house up to 44 women and 45 of their children. The seven individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center’s accommodations an average rating of 3.5 stars, and the five individuals who were surveyed on the center’s level of cleanliness submitted above-average ratings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews. While Ronda, one of the two individuals to submit a one-star review for the center’s treatment effectiveness, provided no clarifying details, K.B. offered a lengthy testimonial. She referred to the program as “a joke,” and noted the staff’s lack of follow-up. “Treatment plans are set to last 6 months to 1 year but most women are out after 2-3 months and aren’t held to any outlining program details. They have little if no regard to clients families and no real intention on permanently helping clients,” she wrote.
The remaining three alumni gave House of Hope four- and five-star reviews for its treatment effectiveness, its accommodations, and its meals and nutrition. They all praised the center’s treatment team, and S.B. specifically highlighted the staff’s work with children. “The day care facility does wonders with kids They teach you everything you need to be self sufficient within your daily life. The staff is the best It’s great for women with children,” she wrote. Cynthia agreed that the staff was “great,” but felt that the center’s lack of faith-based programming was a drawback.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones of former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing shared varying perspectives. When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility, one anonymous respondent provided a rating of just two out of five stars. This individual also submitted average or below-average ratings in most evaluated categories, including the center’s holistic offerings, its exercise and leisure options, its meals and nutrition, and the program’s treatment of co-occurring disorders. “Staff didn’t seem as skilled or experienced, really basic, no extra offerings, food was really poor,” they told Best-rehabs.com.
The other anonymous respondent submitted a five-star rating when asked how likely they were to recommend House of Hope. This reviewer provided four- and five-star ratings in all evaluated categories, including counseling options, family participation, affordability, and the staff’s level of training and experience. “Authority and accommodations were strengths of the facility. However, it was costly. They are loving yet firm,” they wrote in their review.
House of Hope offers self-pay options and accepts some third-party payments. The center also works with Medicaid and a number of private insurance companies, including Aetna, United Healthcare, and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah.