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John Volken Academy - Seattle

4.8 Excellent (9 Reviews) |
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4.8
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921 North Central Avenue
Kent, Washington 98032

Services

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Facility Highlights

Personal Development Sessions

Healthy Living Development

Community Activities

Philosophy

The John Volken Academy gives residents the opportunity to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, as well further their education, receive extensive career training and adopt healthy and sober lifestyles. The long-term residential substance abuse rehab provides treatment for young men and women aged 19-34, giving them the tools and skills they need for a happy and successful life in sobriety.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

John Volken
Founder

John’s first step to achieve the Foundation’s purpose was to establish WelcomeHome, a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment facility that not only helps its members overcome their addictions, but also teaches them many important, necessary, and valuable life-skills, so that they develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Recently, the Foundation’s Board of Director’s, in honor of its founder, changed the name of the treatment facilities to the John Volken Academy. There are currently 3 John Volken Academies, in Vancouver, Phoenix, and Seattle. These facilities not only offer one of the most effective treatment programs, but also one of the most affordable. Other than a relatively small one-time admittance fee, the entire costs of the program, as well as all members’ basic living costs while in the program, are paid for by John’s Foundation.

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3.3
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Was here for a little over a year. Everything is run by the students, and it gets EXTREMELY political. If you're not part of leadership, you're pretty much on your own. If you have any mental health issues, it's probably best not to go here as you are not allowed to attend regular therapy with a professional, and most medications are not allowed. There are no professional staff members, and there are only two staff members that actually work there. They claim that they have "group therapy," but from my experience, it is just the guys in leadership yelling at you, punishing you, and putting you down. Although I am now sober, I still have trauma from this place that I have to see a therapist weekly for. Twice a week, I was yelled at and ridiculed, even for things that weren't true. Again, if you have mental health issues of any kind, this is probably not the place for you. I have seen a lot of guys complete the program successfully. I am just speaking from my own experience.
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5.0
Excellent
Our grandson attended the John Volken Academy for two and a half years. The usual period before graduation is two years, but he needed more time, adn was given it at no extra cost to our family. He has now graduated , has a plan for his life, has a job, has the skills to succeed, and is happy for the first time in many years.. It takes two years to heal the brain completely, and this program is set up so those who go through it are back to their normal functions and beyond. I cannot say enough positive things about the J.V.A. its founder, and it semployees and volunteer staff.
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5.0
Excellent
The life of our grandson was saved by the John Volken Academy. He worked hard to complete his application, and all of us in the family were so thankful when he was accepted to the long-term treatment that is offered there. We could never have afforded such lasting care and education and work experience and watchful guidance as he has gotten from any other facility anywhere! He has been there for two years now, and is working toward graduation.. Thank you, John Volken. Thank you, Academy staff. Thank you, God, for helping us find JVA.
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5.0
Excellent
After a long cycle of traditional rehab, relapse, traditional rehabs again and again, my son found John Volken Academy. What a difference this unique program has made! I truly don’t know if my son would be alive today without the skills and heart-change resulting from the principles and processes of this program.
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5.0
Excellent
My husband and I have been volunteers and mentors at the Kent JVA for 2 years now. The facility is outstanding, very new and clean. We eat with them now and then, and the food has always been plentiful and delicious. I am so impressed with these young men and their dedication to becoming the men they were meant to be. I have great respect and admiration for the students and for those who run this great program.
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If this program was not shared to me by a complete stranger, through a friend, our son was down the path of destruction. All that the program stands for: Accountability, structure, honesty, self-worth/confidence, to name a few, have virtually transformed our son into someone we lost 12 years ago! The tools to prepare for the real world afterwards are in place (college online classes, insurance, Driver's License and work opportunities). We are truly grateful to those managing and administering this successful program. John Volken (Founder) is a man with a vision of showing others how one's life can be turned around.
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5.0
Excellent
It was a miracle recovery for our grandson
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5.0
Excellent
An unbelievable gift to our family and I wish more people were aware of this option. Once the desire for help is real, JVA is the best partner you can imagine. They save lives and we are forever grateful!
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5.0
Excellent
This program saved my son's life! I honestly don't have one negative thing to say about it. We have been at other rehabs and there is a no comparison. They completely strip their lifestyle and rebuild it from the ground up. They emphasize hard work, peer support, honesty, accountability and much much more. John Volken is the most selfless man I've ever met. He is truly in this to help addicts, in his words "addicts have a song to sing," and this program gives them the chance to sing that song. How do you thank someone who provides a program that saves your son's life and asks nothing in return? There are no words.
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5.0
Excellent
A unique program that not only helps with addiction but teaches responsibility and important life skills for long term success
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