Located in Winter Haven, Florida, the Agape House for Women, which operates under the Tri-County Human Services umbrella, provides highly structured transitional living for women 18 years and older. During the day, women are expected to work, look for work or attend a vocational program, while in the evenings they participate in individual and group therapy and attend 12-step meetings. As a private, non-profit organization, Tri-County Human Services provides a plethora of substance abuse and addiction treatment services for financially challenged clients.
Accommodations and Amenities
Agape House accommodates 10 women, who are paired in comfortably furnished rooms that include twin beds, dressers and lamps. Food is not provided, however most of the residents are eligible for food stamps, which helps towards the purchase of groceries. They rotate in small groups going to the store to purchase groceries, cooking meals and cleaning up the kitchen.
Rules and Regulations
Clients are usually referred to Agape House from previous residential treatment facilities. The length of stay is between six and nine months and the residents follow a highly-structured timetable. Counselors take turns being on the premises and residents are monitored around the clock.
Clients wake up at 6 am and after breakfast they complete their assigned chores. Between 7:30 and 8:30 am, clients participate in group therapy, after which they leave for work or to look for employment. Other daytime options include enrollment in an academic or vocational program. Clients arrive home by 4:30 pm and attend group between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. After dinner, clients are transported to local 12-step meetings in the community. Groups are both educational and therapeutic and include topics such as money management, life skills, relapse prevention, coping skills and vocational development.
Other services include individual therapy, which is scheduled per the client’s needs, and case management. Those requiring medication management for co-occurring disorders are provided with psychiatric referrals.
Random drug and alcohol testing is conducted throughout the client’s stay. Relapsed residents must leave the premises immediately to ensure the safety of the entire household. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only. The house is located in close proximity to public transportation and local employment opportunities.
Case managers assist women with family reunification and aftercare plans. Tri-County Human Services not only provides comprehensive substance and abuse addiction treatment but also offers DUI programs.
Agape House is more of a halfway house, it is a highly regimented program that focuses on preparing women to stay clean and sober while they become productive members of society. For the safety of its clients, Agape House for Women does not disclose its address.
Tri-County Human Services
Agape House for Women
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Tri-County Human Services: Agape House for Women Cost: Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Tri-County Human Services: Agape House for Women by phone at (863) 299-7003. Find Tri-County Human Services/Agape House for Women at Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn
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