ABOUT PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES, INC. - PROVIDENCE RECOVERY PLACE
Located near the Chattahoochee National Forest in Dalton, Ga., Providence Recovery Place is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless. It is one of Georgia’s 76 (26 percent) of private, nonprofit substance abuse treatment facilities.
The center offers residential treatment options for women seeking treatment for substance abuse. It also runs gender-separate addiction recovery programs for both women and men, though the facility for men is located nearly 90 miles north in Pikeville, Tenn. Detox is not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Using both clinical practices and Christian principles, programs incorporate daily Matrix Model classes, Bible study, women’s issues, 12-step meetings, life skills training, and peer support groups,. The Matrix Model is only used in 158 (54.1 percent) of Georgia’s facilities.
The 90-day “spiritual regeneration” programs offer men and women an intimate setting (the women’s program has only 10 beds) in which to address their underlying emotional issues and trauma that may be contributing to addiction. Providence Ministries, Inc. is one of the 143 (49 percent) treatment facilities in Georgia that offer treatment options exclusively for women.
Residents participate in work therapy by performing maintenance on facility grounds, classrooms, and automobiles - as well as recreational sports and outdoor activities. A transitional living program offers men and women opportunities to practice what they’ve learned while seeking employment and reintegrating back into the community. Church attendance is mandatory each Wednesday and Sunday.
In addition to its recovery programs for women, Providence Ministries, Inc. runs separate shelters for women and their children as well as for men and provides more than 500 free hot meals daily for the hungry. It is one of the 13 (4.5 percent) of treatment facilities in Georgia that offer spaces for children during treatment.
Across its many programs and services, Providence Ministries, Inc. employs chaplains and reverends, master’s level counselors, dormitory and shelter managers, facility directors, and other administrative professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located in the suburbs of northern Georgia, the two-floor home for women has a backyard pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, two dining spaces, an outdoor patio with seating, and multiple shared bedrooms. There are also washer and dryer units and a game room. Electronic devices - including cell phones, iPods, laptops, radios, cameras, and more - are not permitted.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received two very negative and one mostly positive review from alumni of Providence Recovery Place. One alum describes the facility as a “giant sorority house,” while another wrote how “They don’t have professional people.”
The nonprofit does have an excellent average rating of 4.4 stars out of five from 37 Google reviewers, where program alumni and loved ones alike shared success stories. “They have helped My Husband so much,” wrote Teresa. “He's been there for 4 months, and I honestly believe if he had not came here, he would be dead. I am so thankful to GOD for this program.”
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Providence Ministries, Inc. accepts monetary donations, automobiles, and gently used items. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Following their interview, admissions application, and blood test, applicants seeking admission into the 90-day recovery program become responsible for a $4,900 sponsorship fee.
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