Founded in 1993 by an ex-Navy man, Home With A Heart is a Christian rehabilitation facility in Liberty, South Carolina, not far from the Tennessee border. Funded through the donations of local churches and charity organizations, it’s dedicated to helping men find freedom from the bondage of drug and alcohol abuse through Jesus Christ.
Accommodations and Food
The compound consists of a main house, two large dormitories and a chapel with a sanctuary and a commercial kitchen on 29 acres of rural land. 20 men sleep on twin beds in sparsely furnished double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms.
The men in residence are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, cooking, cleaning and laundry. Lots of Southern home cooking is available three times a day in the dining hall. What they don’t have are cigarettes: A Home With A Heart is a tobacco-free facility.
Treatment and Staff
A Home With A Heart does not offer detox and there is no MD on staff. Clients must complete a detoxification assessment process prior to being accepted into the program here, which lasts anywhere from 28 to 60 days.
This is a Bible-centric facility; the curriculum focuses on Bible study, Bible classes and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as they relate to the Bible. Attendance at AA/NA meetings is mandatory. A Home With A Heart does offer individual therapy with peer counselors, but the primary focus is on building a Christian community, being of service and accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
Visiting pastors lead daily devotions and lectures on campus throughout the week instructing residents on such topics as “building a Christian marriage” and family members are welcome to attend nightly 12-step meetings.
A different church group comes in every Sunday to host services in the chapel, and there is a fish fry with gospel singing every first and third Friday of each month.
This is a Christian rehabilitation facility fostering the belief that addiction is an affliction that can be cured by being born again into Christianity. This will work for some—being part of a close community, being of service and accepting a Higher Power are part of the proven principles of 12-step ideology. But the religious restrictions could potentially be off-putting to others.
Home With A Heart
220 James Mattison Rd
Liberty, SC 29657
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