House of Hope has been in operation in Salt Lake City, Utah since the 1950s. It is a non-profit organization which offers 12-step based inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. What sets House of Hope apart is that it allows the clients’ children to reside with their mothers while in treatment. House of Hope also works with pregnant women, working women and mothers with up to three children (from six months up to eight years of age). Children who are not in school are cared for in the Hope Center for Children during the day while mothers are in treatment.
Accommodations and Food
House of Hope operates three different facilities. The main house is in Salt Lake City, as is the Hope Center for Children, while there is also a House of Hope house in Provo. Clients typically share rooms with one other person and their children. Each client gets her own bed while the children may sleep in cribs or share cots with siblings. While in House of Hope the women get help in applying for food stamps to cover the cost of their meals. If they are ineligible, House of Hope arranges to cover meal costs at no expense to clients.
Treatment and Staff
There is usually a three to five week waiting period to get into the residential treatment program. Treatment plans are individualized using behavioral, psychological and social aspects. Clients can bring their children in with them to therapy after the first month of treatment. Treatment includes CBT-based individual, family and couples’ therapy, substance abuse education, relapse prevention and aftercare as well as referrals to AA/NA groups.
Length of stay is also individualized, but the minimum is three months. The typical House of Hope client averages four to six months of residential treatment before stepping down to the outpatient program. Outpatient runs six hours, five days a week to begin with and may continue to diminish down to down to thee hours only twice weekly. Group is held throughout the day. The outpatient program is also available to clients not entering through the residential one.
House of Hope staff includes three Master’s-level adult therapists, three children’s therapists and four individual case managers, who are LCSWs, as well as two on-site house managers.
Children also receive individualized assessments and therapeutic services at the Hope Center for Children while mothers are in treatment.
The House of Hope makes a sincere effort to live up to its name. A longstanding organization, it receives funding from Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services so no woman or her child may be denied treatment due to inability to pay. Those who fit the criteria of House of Hope’s typical client may need to look no further.
House of Hope
857 E 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
House of Hope Cost: $3,600 (30 days). Reach House of Hope by phone at Salt Lake: (801) 487-3276 ext. 1201 Provo: (801) 373-6562 or by email at [email protected] and [email protected]. Find House of Hope on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
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