In 1991, the late Pastor Esteban Morales, founded House of Freedom in the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee, Florida. Morales’ own experience with addiction and recovery inspired him to help others. He dedicated his life to providing resources to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, both in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Aside from its residential treatment program, House of Freedom has several outpatient options available; including an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and standard outpatient care. Treatment incorporates Christian faith-based teachings and the 12-step philosophy. It also includes education, life skills and evidence-based practices and dual diagnosis support. For those requiring a higher level of care, the facility also offers residential treatment for adults.
Treatment and Staff
Clients recommended for House of Freedom’s outpatient addiction programs do not require medically-supervised detox, have stable mental and physical health, few (if any) prior treatment experiences and have a stable, supportive home and work environment.
The IOP is a 16-week program that entails 12 to 15 hours a week of group therapy and individual sessions, along with attending AA/NA meetings. Treatment is scheduled around each clients’ work or home commitments. Regular outpatient programs range anywhere from four to eight months, depending on the client’s individual treatment plan and progress. Services include weekly individual and/or group therapy, family sessions, urinalysis and mandatory attendance at self-help groups. Treatment in both outpatient tracks employ DBT, CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Relapse prevention and life skills training are also incorporated, as well as medication management for clients with a dual diagnosis.
The interdisciplinary team of professionals at House of Freedom’s outpatient program is composed of physicians, a psychiatrist, Master’s-level CADCs, LPCs, LCSWs, certified behavioral health technicians and support staff. Many of the team members are graduates of the program or are also in recovery.
Since 2007, House of Freedom Puerto Rico has served as a center where families effected by addiction can receive therapeutic and spiritual services. The vision was first born in the heart of the founder, Esteban Morales, and the program offers crisis intervention, recovery coaching, workshops, family groups and religious counseling.
House of Freedom Outpatient offers a structured and supportive environment based on Christian and 12-step principles. It provides a place to begin recovery with the security of extended care options where clients can benefit from being part of a sober community and long-term therapeutic support.
House of Freedom Outpatient Location
House of Freedom Outpatient
2311 N Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34744
House of Freedom Outpatient Cost
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