Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Rescue Mission provides residential treatment services to men and women struggling with addiction and homelessness. CRM has over 75 years of experience in treating adults at their gender-specific facilities Dove’s Nest and Rebound. Treatment through both programs is Christianity-based, and incorporates 12-step meetings as well as group and individual therapy.
Accommodations and Food
Residential treatment at Dove’s Nest houses 80 women and 10 mothers, with up to 30 children ages five through 11. Rebound can accommodate 132 men in shared rooms of up to six residents at a time. The facilities are located in different buildings on a large campus and offer clients similar dormitory-style lodgings. There are communal areas equipped with large comfy couches and TVs. There are no computers or cell phones allowed.
All clients have access to an on-site gym equipped with weights, treadmills and stationary bikes. Men are required to make use of the gym during their hour of physical activity offered four days of the week. Those that are interested can also choose to participate in weekly CrossFit classes led by a visiting instructor. On the other hand, it’s not mandatory for women to make use of the gym though they do have access to it. There are also yoga and Zumba instructors who offer classes at random.
Meals are freshly cooked by a full-time kitchen staff and served in a cafeteria. Residents get three full meals a day taking any relevant dietary restrictions into account.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at Rebound and Dove’s Nest is available for free to individuals who are 18 years or older in need of substance abuse support. It begins with an intake process that includes an interview and a full drug and alcohol screening.
At Dove’s Nest, the program is 120 days long while the Rebound program is typically completed in 90 days. All residents see their individual therapist at least once a week, but the majority of their time in spent in group therapy and classroom settings, where they engage in open discussion and attend lectures on living sober, relapse prevention and the disease of addiction. Residents attend daily AA/NA meetings and are required to work the steps and get a sponsor. Biblical studies are also part of the curriculum.
Family members who wish to schedule visitation sessions must first meet with the family counselor for approval. The counselor might encourage family members to attend Alanon meetings or therapy sessions with clients as well. Staff members at both facilities include CSACs, Master’s-level therapists and around-the-clock on-site staff.
There are several options for aftercare and continued support available to both Dove’s Nest and Rebound residents. Women can continue to live at Dove’s Nest after completing treatment, and are offered a two to nine-month stay during which they practice job readiness skills and are provided help finding permanent housing.
Men that graduate from Rebound have access to a 90-day extension, a Learning Advancement and Empowerment Program and a halfway house. The Rebound halfway house is available to 20 men at a time in shared rooms. All residents must obtain a job, stay active in an AA or NA group, attend group therapy sessions and go to a church of their choice.
Overall, the Charlotte Rescue Mission facilities provide full coverage to both men and women seeking residential treatment. Worth noting, however, is that services are largely catered to those dealing with homelessness, with a heavy emphasis on Christian principles. Still, those in the area seeking affordable inpatient care would do well by considering Charlotte Rescue Mission.
Charlotte Rescue Mission
907 W 1st St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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