ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY RICHMOND’S ADULT REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Operated by the Salvation Army, an international Christian-based charity, the Adult Rehabilitation Program of Richmond, Va. offers a long-term, residential treatment program designed for men struggling with chemical dependency. The Richmond location is part of Salvation Army’s network of Adult Rehabilitation Centers (A.R.C.). While the facility does not offer medical detoxification on-site, many similar programs operated by the Salvation Army facilitate an initial social detoxification program if necessary.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before admission, clients may undergo an initial assessment to ensure the facility offers an adequate level of care, as treatment is not suitable for individuals struggling with chronic co-occurring mental health concerns. The assessment also helps clinicians to identify individual needs. According to the Adult Rehabilitation Program’s website, clients must commit to at least six months of residential treatment.
Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Programs adhere to a therapeutic community model of treatment, which emphasizes peer support, social interaction, and structured scheduling as essential aspects of programming. During the residential program, residents may participate in a schedule of individual and group counseling sessions, education classes, therapeutic recreation, and spiritual guidance workshops. Counseling sessions are designed to help clients set obtaining goals and address anythat may lead to addictive behavior.
As a Christian-based program, clients may also attend church services, participate in Bible studies, attend spiritual counseling sessions, and give devotionals. The Adult Rehabilitation Program’s treatment is also largely founded in the 12-step model of recovery. Clients are introduced to the fellowship’s philosophy and practices, attend 12-step meetings, study 12-step literature, and perform associated “step-work.”
Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Program of Richmond also incorporates work-therapy into programming, typically after 30 days of residential treatment. While continuing to participate in required treatment activities, residents are assigned a full-time work schedule to support the Salvation Army organization. In most cases, residents assist with the daily operations of the organization’s thrift stores, which helps fund treatment services.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its treatment staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Program of Richmond can accommodate up to 81 adult men. Typically, the charity’s residential treatment programs house residents in simple yet comfortable dorm-like facilities. The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility a rating of three out of five stars for its cleanliness and general upkeep.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com, H.H.R., had mixed opinions concerning the facility. Although they offered a four-star rating for the facility’s chemical dependency treatment, they felt that family members could be more involved in treatment and gave a two-star rating for the facility’s aftercare support.”If the facility offered family counseling and someone who offered support after leaving, I think overall it be a more successful program,” loved one H.H.R. wrote.
Treatment services are provided free of charge to residents. The residential program is funded by the revenue gained through the three Salvation Army thrift stores in Richmond, as well as private donations.