Offering dual diagnosis care in Fountain Valley, California, the New Beginning Fellowship Center is a no-nonsense 12-step based residential recovery program. While their treatment facility is in Fountain Valley, the actual home that clients stay at is in nearby Westminster.
Accommodations and Food
New Beginning’s housing facility is a modest home in the residential neighborhood, and the home itself is clean and modern if short on frills—it’s also on the smaller side, with capacity for only six at a time. Rooms are shared and all beds are bunked, with bathrooms shared between clients as well. The living room is pleasantly, if sparsely, decorated with leather couches and a TV, which is available during certain hours. There is a cook on staff who prepares three hot meals a day in the house. Again, while New Beginning keeps its house orderly and comfortable, it lacks any sort of luxury touches, though given the low cost of the program this is mostly to be expected.
Treatment and Staff
New Beginning offers 30, 60 and 90 day stays, all of which are heavy on 12-step meetings and group therapy. Each day, clients attend therapy workshops and educational classes at the Fountain Valley facility. This daily schedule of sessions with licensed counselors totals about 25 hours a week. There are no on-site 12-step meetings at the facility; residents are instead escorted to off-site meetings in the surrounding area almost every night.
The Fountain Valley facility also functions as the center for their outpatient and aftercare programs, which are an option for those who complete the inpatient program. Clients can also find assistance finding sober living homes in the community. New Beginning offers dual diagnosis care for those with co-occurring disorders and believes firmly in making it a primary part of the treatment program, not simply an extra option.
New Beginning does not offer a medical detox, though they will assist in helping clients find a proper facility before their stay. They also will assist in a non-medical detox, if the client’s situation makes this possible and offer 24-hour supervision during this process. Similarly, New Beginnings does not employ a medical doctor or psychiatrist on staff but can facilitate visits at a local medical center, based on a client’s needs.
There’s no gym at the New Beginning home though there are a set of free weights on a backyard patio. Still, their facility does make an effort to provide recreation activity. Residents are taken to a local gym several times a week, along with other sporadic off-site trips including golfing outings and trips to a roller-skating rink.
As a nod to giving back to the community around them, New Beginning launched the “Still Hope” program in 2010 to afford treatment scholarships to 10 individuals unable to afford recovery. Still Hope consists of 26 hours of group sessions a week, five individual sessions a week with daily activity and vocational training and daily attendance of 12-step meetings. Their program also encourages clients to find sponsors within their first 30 days of this program.
Given their low cost and limited enrollment, The New Beginning Fellowship Center offers a lot in the way of intimate, individualized recovery. While their home environment is short on frills, clients can still expect a clean, modern experience. Those looking for an expansive retreat environment or an isolated facility with all their needs met on-site might do better elsewhere, but for a recovery built on solid foundations, New Beginning may be exactly what its name promises.
New Beginning Fellowship Center Location
16581 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
New Beginning Fellowship Center Cost
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