Fellowship House, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by The United Way. Since 1965, FHI has been providing substance abuse treatment programs to the Birmingham community, the largest city in Alabama. FHI offers a range of varying intensity residential treatment programs; a medium intensity inpatient track, low-intensity transitional living, a family program and a co-occurring disorders program for both male and female clients.
Food and Accommodations
FHI clients are accommodated in the Fellowship House, where they also undergo treatment. There are typically two to three individuals housed in each gender-specific room. Each client is provided a twin-sized bed and cabinet for clothing and personal items. Roommates share basic furnishings including a bedside table and a small desk and closet. There are two communal bathrooms—one for each gender. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a cable TV and WiFi throughout the house. Treatment sessions are held in designated rooms and areas of the property.
Treatment and Staff
All treatment tracks begin with an initial assessment to develop an individualized treatment plan which is managed by the staff clinical leader. Clients are evaluated as they progress through treatment and adjustments are made as required.
The overall goal for all tracks is an ability to function in sobriety outside of treatment. With that in mind, all treatment is very thorough and incorporates evidence-based methodologies including DBT. Programs include individual and group therapy, addiction education classes, peer support groups, medication management if needed, vocational counseling and continuing care planning.
The medium-intensity residential track provides as structured and disciplined environment typical of primary treatment, focusing on the individual strengths and goals of each client. The low-intensity transitional program helps clients develop financial independence and living skills as well as life-skills and discipline similar to sober living programs. The family program incorporates family-bonding events like outings, talent shows and parties that focus on building trust and support. Last, the co-occurring disorders program implements dual-recovery group sessions as well as independent counseling for the client’s particular disorder.
FHI also has what they call a “pre-treatment program”—an introduction to recovery for individuals who do not know which track is best suited to their unique needs. The pre-treatment program includes classes on various recovery topics and modalities as well as goal setting and referral services.
FHI is a comprehensive program that provides individualized treatment plans for residential clients. Whether seeking structured residential treatment, a family program or a co-occurring disorders program, FHI’s thorough case management, CBT-based therapies and educational courses are evidence-based and follow traditional therapeutic methods.
Fellowship House, Inc.
1625 12th Ave
Birmingham, AL 35205
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