ABOUT LITTLE HOUSE RECOVERY HOME
Founded by a group of women in 1952, Little House Recovery Home is a substance abuse treatment facility in Bellflower, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles. The center has one of the state's 485 (33.9 percent) long-term residential programs, and it is one of the 736 (51.5 percent) that exclusively serves adult women. Also provided are referrals to additional services, like medical care, affordable housing, and job placement assistance,
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Per the organization’s webpage, the center works with women who have been court-ordered to receive treatment as well as those seeking treatment on a voluntarily basis. During their stay, typically lasting six months or longer, women receive individual and group counseling and attend educational workshops that cover topics related to anger management, relapse prevention, co-dependency, domestic violence, and job preparedness.
Family programming, which focuses on reunification, addresses bereavement and education on parenting and family dynamics. Free medical services are also available to residents. Upon discharge, case managers assist alumni in located safe, sober housing.
Little House Recovery Home's staff includes certified drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, and program technicians. In California, 98.3 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff. To date, the six individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the staff's aptitude.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.5/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The homelike facility, which can accommodate up to 28 residents at a time, is surrounded by trees, manicured grounds, and outdoor sitting areas. Few other details regarding the center’s living arrangements and related offerings are available. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com regarding the facility's cleanliness approved of its upkeep.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.2/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
By and large, the four alumni polled by Rehabs.com shared mostly positive reviews of their treatment experiences. One anonymous reviewer described the home as a “great place to get help,” and former client D.N. felt that her established time in sobriety “speaks highly about (the) quality of their services.”
In her review, first-time rehab program participant Brenda highlighted the center’s supportive environment and its effective staff. Offering five-star ratings for the respect shown to clients and the facility's ability to resolve conflict, Brenda wrote: “I liked the love the women showed one another it was a home filled with respect...”
Yet alum Cynthia provided only three stars for treatment she received and shared some criticisms of the facility. She characterized the communication between staff members as “very poor” and felt that religious functions were “pushed” on residents. “They say they are a spiritual program but really it is more christian based,” she observed.
Nevertheless, all seven Google reviewers gave the center a perfect five-star rating as of this writing. S.R. claimed that she built her “foundation” to recovery at Little House, and K.S. added, "It worked for me!" Ratings were similarly high on the facility's Facebook page, which staff can monitor, with 65 users generating an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars to date. Many alumni expressed gratitude for the quality of care from staff and the effectiveness of treatment programming. "They taught me with their love, structure and example," K.R. wrote in a representative comment.
On CiteHealth, feedback was more on the mediocre side, as five reviewers gave the facility an average rating of 3.6 stars out of five. Many reviewers continued the trend of referring to the center as "life-saving," but a few logged complaints about the management team and facility director.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com shared a mixed review. The anonymous survey respondent expressed that “affordable Post-rehab connections with patients could be stronger because they still need continued help,” though this loved one still gave five out of five stars for treatment affordability.
Giving three-star ratings for most categories, such as exercise activities, counseling options, and admissions & discharge procedures, this individual also added that their loved one “seemed to be happy and treatment seemed to work." A higher rating of four stars went to the level of family participation, and a perfect five stars were awarded to holistic offerings.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date shared a mostly positive experience with this facility, giving five-star ratings for the treatment of the clients, the facility's programming, the treatment of the staff, and the pricing policies for both clients and staff.
According to the organization’s webpage, staff is available to help clients apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of treatment, although many women receive care “at little to no cost.” Two individuals polled by Rehabs.com felt the program was worth the cost, while three other individuals offered high four- or five-star ratings for the facility's affordability.
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