Hope House is an addiction treatment network based in Northern Minnesota. The Hope House Women’s Program was founded in 2001 in the small town of Grand Rapids. The organization offers a gender-specific residential treatment to adult women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
Hope House’s women’s inpatient program operates out of a large house in a quiet, wooded neighborhood. The house has a total of 16 beds with a mixture of both single and double rooms. In the bedrooms, each client has a twin bed, dresser, closet space and bedside table with a lamp.
The house has a kitchen, dining room and a couple of living rooms where clients can hang out and watch TV.
Although the house does not have any on-site exercise equipment, the organization provides clients with a membership to the local YMCA as well as transportation to and from the gym.
Hope House has an on-site cooking staff who prepare three hot meals a day for clients. The chef works off a set menu but can accommodate dietary restrictions or needs. The kitchen also has coffee and juice machines that clients are allowed to use whenever they wish.
Both cell phones and laptops are allowed while staying at Hope House.
Treatment and Staff
The intake process at Hope House begins with an initial phone assessment with one of the organization’s counselors to help assess the individual’s potential level of need. If she is deemed a good fit for the program, then she meets with counselors to chart out a potential treatment plan. Clients who are undergoing withdrawal symptoms are referred to outside detox facilities.
Although the exact length and intensity of the program is based on the counselor’s assessment of the client’s needs, the average stay at Hope House is 90 days. The treatment consists of both group and individual counseling, with clients attending four to five hour-long group sessions per day. Counselors at Hope House use a variety of treatment techniques including Seeking Safety, CBT and relapse prevention. Hope House also offers parenting classes as well as classes on stress management and non-violent communication. Individual sessions are available based on the needs of the client.
Hope House also integrates the 12 steps into treatment. Clients attend at least one outside AA/NA meeting per week and Hope House provides them with workbooks and assignments based on the 12-step recovery principles. The organization provides transportation to and from these outside meetings.
Hope House is dual diagnosis and has a mental health therapist on staff treats clients with potential co-occurring disorders. There is also a local doctor that comes to the house regularly for check-ups.
In addition to the aforementioned mental health therapist and LADCs, Hope House employs a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Practical Nurse and recovery coaches.
Clients are given day passes after a week of treatment and overnight passes after 30 days. As clients move through treatment, a recovery coach meets with clients regularly to help with aftercare planning. This planning includes helping clients find stable housing, look for jobs and research outpatient programs for further treatment.
Hope House also offers family group sessions with clients, family members and counselors. These meetings are aimed at providing substance abuse education as well as addressing co-dependency issues.
The Hope House Women’s Program focuses on introducing clients to the 12 steps, setting them up for a solid support system when they leave residential treatment. Also, the recovery coach and comprehensive aftercare planning insure a strong foundation for recovery and a strategy for a healthy life in sobriety.
Hope House Women’s Program
2086 Ridgeway Dr
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Hope House Women’s Program Cost: Dependent on Insurance. Reach Hope House Women’s Program by phone at (218) 327-9944 or by email.
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