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Gemeinschaft Home


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Founded in 1985, Gemeinschaft Home is a recovery oriented non-profit that provides both residential and outpatient treatment programs for men and women struggling with chemical dependency. The organization is primarily geared towards helping clients who are coming out of correctional facilities transition back into society.

Accommodations and Food

While outpatient care is available for both men and women, the organization’s residential track is exclusively for men and has a total of 44 beds. Residents stay in rooms that house two and eight clients, with basic accommodations including twin beds, dressers and shared closet space. The home itself is an expansive country manor and common areas include a living room with cable TV, dining rooms and a full kitchen. Breakfast food items are provided but residents are expected to prepare this meal for themselves. Lunch and dinner are cooked by on-staff chefs.

Treatment and Staff

Although the Gemeinschaft Home functions somewhat like a sober living, the facility also provides extensive treatment services based on ten core principles, which include relapse prevention, conflict resolution and cognitive development. While each resident is required to seek employment, they must also attend regular group and individual therapy and take part in case management. Sessions are held twice a day, four days a week, for a minimum of 90 days. All residents are also required to attend 12-step meetings during their stay.

The staff at Gemeinschaft House consists of physicians, Master’s-level drug and alcohol therapists, case managers and house supervisors. While there is some medical supervision and consultation available, programming does not fully incorporate treatment for dual diagnosis issues at this time.


Gemeinschaft Home also offers outpatient treatment to men and women with a similar structure to the residential track, both designed for people who are reintegrating into society after incarceration. While self-referred clients are welcome, Gemeinschaft Home is contracted with the Department of Corrections and provides treatment for free for those who qualify. Life coaching services are also available.

In Summary

Overall, Gemeinschaft Home provides hybrid of residential treatment and sober living for men, in addition to a co-ed outpatient track. All treatment is 12-step based and community-oriented, with an emphasis on helping clients build life skills and a solid foundation for productivity and sobriety after jail time. While somewhat of a niche option, Gemeinschaft Home remains a strong resource for those who qualify.

Gemeinschaft Home Location

1423 Mt Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Gemeinschaft Home Cost

$500 (30 days, self-pay); free for those who qualify. Reach Gemeinschaft Home by phone at (540) 434-1690 or by email at [email protected]. Find Gemeinschaft Home on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn

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  1. I was there in 2014 and it was ok I guess..hard to find a job if ur not from there bc once the see ur address they know u wont be there long to work..but some of the people worked there was ok while others not so much..I was told that I couldnt bring a monster drink into the house bc u high lol..but it was better b4 I heard and then when I went I give it a 4 out of 10 and one more thing the guy who ran the drug program got kicked out for drugs and selling drugs..

  2. Kevin Callahan on

    I want to begin by saying, thank you to all those who support Gemienshaft and the Community as a whole.
    I Graduated from the program in July of 2000, after failing the program several years prior to that. I moved to Tampa FL. Following my completion of the program. I have had several ups and downs in the years since but because of the many things I learned from the program I have not returned to prison where in the years prior to Gemienshaft I had been to prison 4 different times spread out through 3 different states and I can tell ya those who have come to know me like neibores and community they like myself credit the change in my life to Gemienshaft and it’s community support, so those who would like to see this program go away from their community I say first speak to those who have lived next door to ex-offenders who have used and completed the services offered by such programs and the dedicated staff and volunteer’s that give of themselves and time each day to make a difference in someone’s life and community, then cast your support for or against these valuable community assets! Thank You. . and.
    God bless you

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