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Located in Athens, Georgia, Freedom from Bondage provides structured transitional living for women in early recovery from chemical dependency. The home offers an emphasis on helping criminal justice clients transitioning out of jail or prison. As their name suggests, Freedom from Bondage helps women replace old and destructive habits with new and empowering lifestyles.

Accommodations and Amenities

Freedom from Bondage accommodates 20 clients in a spacious family-style residence. Accommodations vary but typically there up to four women lodged in a furnished room. Space is limited, but clients have storage space for a limited amount of clothing, which includes two coats and one raincoat. The women are allowed to bring an umbrella, a bicycle, an iPod, a laptop, portable fan, alarm clock and a cell phone.

While food is provided, clients take turns, and prepare meals in a fully equipped kitchen. Family-style meals are encouraged, so that the women can build a sense of fellowship. Criminal justice clients leaving incarceration are provided with a starter kit stocked with personal hygiene items. Women requiring clothing are provided with community resources. Clients looking for work are provided with bus passes, so that they can apply for jobs and go to interviews. Amenities include a house computer, landline and laundry facilities. A house manager lives on the premises, and oversees operations.

Rules and Regulations

Prior to admission, clients must fill out an online application, followed by an interview. While the facility accepts clients in different stages of recovery, all applicants must have undergone detox. While Freedom from Bondage accepts clients with co-occurring disorders on a case-by-case basis, those clients must meet with a mental health professional on a regular basis. Additionally, they must stay current on prescribed medications. Length of stay is up to two years, depending on a client’s needs.

Requirements include performing household chores, attending five weekly 12-step meetings, attending the weekly Tuesday and Thursday house meetings, and acquiring, as well as maintaining a working relationship with a sponsor. Within two weeks of arrival, clients must find full time work. Clients on SSI must perform volunteer service, provided that they are physically able. At Freedom from Bondage, random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse must immediately leave the premises to ensure the safety of the entire household.

Extras

Other services besides housing include goal setting, life and coping skills, vocational guidance and peer support. Progress notes are kept on residents, and provided to appropriate agencies.

Freedom from Bondage is THOR approved by the State of Georgia.

In Summary

Freedom of Bondage offers women, particularly criminal justice clients, safe and structured transitional living that offers ample support, designed to help them become empowered, as they rebuild new and healthy lives. Freedom from Bondage does not disclose their address, for the safety and privacy of residents.

Freedom From Bondage
PO Box 80744
Athens, GA 30608

Freedom from Bondage Cost: $440 (30 days, not including a $200 entry fee.) Reach Freedom from Bondage by phone at (706) 614-4964 or by email. Find Freedom from Bondage at Facebook

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