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Providence Women’s Recovery

711 S Hamilton St Suite 100, Dalton, Georgia, 30720
Providence Women's Recovery offers clients an alternative to traditional drug and alcohol treatment programs. The Christian-based rehab combines spiritual development with clinical methodologies to give women a comprehensive recovery experience that’s effective and sustainable. Using the Bible in conjunction with the 12-Steps, clients learn to explore the spiritual aspects of addiction and develop their own personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

Facility Highlights

  • Art Therapy
  • Women Only
  • Christian Based


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Lillian Barnwell
    Lillian BarnwellProvidence Women’s Recovery Director
    Lillian Barnwell is the Director of Providence Women’s Recovery Program which is affiliated with Providence Ministries, Inc. located in Dalton Georgia. Lillian has been committed to the field of mental illness since 2006, beginning with her work with sexual abused children and those suffering with eating disorders in her clinical training. Lillian received her Bachelor’s Degree from Birmingham-Southern College. She received her Master’s Degree in counseling graduating with honors from the University of Birmingham at Alabama. Lillian is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is currently working on becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor. Prior to becoming a mental health specialist, Lillian worked many years as a Human Resources Professional. Lillian was drawn to Providence Ministries due to their commitment to sharing the love of Christ as they work to help people recover from their addiction. Understanding that treatment does not end when ladies graduate from the 90 day program, Lillian has worked extensively to develop a transitional program to ease their transition into everyday life. Lillian brings a calming and gentle presence to the program, as well as, creating a place of safety where women can heal and experience the transformative experience of being in a Christian environment. Lillian believes it is an honor to help people as they seek full restoration in every aspect of their lives.
  • Kristina Cirelli
    Kristina CirelliProvidence Women’s Recovery Administrative Manager
    Kristina Cirelli is our Administrative Manager at Providence Women’s Recovery. Kristina also assists with intake coordination and program logistics. This includes helping program participants with discharge planning, finding them outside resources, and assisting with legal matters. Kristina makes herself available to assist wherever needed, often above and beyond her normal job functions. She is a program graduate and practices recovery in her own life and utilizes her own experiences to help others. After going through the program Kristina made the decision to dedicate her life to helping others find their way to recovery. She is currently working on attaining her Certified Addiction Counseling License for the State of Georgia. Kristina is originally from the small state of Maryland and also spent some time in Southern California. She now resides in Georgia with the mission to help others through the difficult yet rewarding process of recovery.

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Providence Women’s Recovery, in Dalton, Ga., offers Christian-focused residential treatment for women struggling with substance abuse. It is one of the state's only 144 (45.9 percent) treatment facilities with female-specific programming. Detoxification is not offered on-site.


Evidence-based practices are combined with holistic options and faith-based therapies during the 90-day residential program. Clients will participate in 12-step programming, individual and group counseling, peer support groups, trauma recovery work, and life skills training. They will also attend daily classes that adhere to the Matrix Model of recovery. Holistic options include outdoor activities and art therapy.

Spiritual teachings are a cornerstone of treatment at Providence. Clients can expect Biblical teachings to be a part of treatment. Educational programming on anger management, goal setting, character building, codependency, and other topics is provided. Clients also participate in relapse prevention workshops prior to leaving.

Since cost of treatment is subsidized by the organization’s thrift store, residents also work in the store to gain work ethic and social skills for future employment.


Staff includes a licensed professional counselor and an administrative manager who is in training to be a certified addiction counselor as of this writing. Additionally, of the over two dozen individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date, the four individuals polled on the matter gave favorable reviews for the center's staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5


The 10-bed, home-like facility hosts women in shared bedrooms. This suggests highly individualized care, as the median number of individuals in a residential treatment facility was 18 clients, as of 2016. Official photographs show a suburban family home with comfortable seating, dining room, fitness area, and laundry room. An outdoor patio overlooks a wooded backyard with an outdoor pool. The four individuals polled on the matter offered moderate ratings for the quality of the facility.

Facility Cleanliness ans Upkeep: 3.5/5


Twenty-two alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date indicated mostly positive feedback, with alumni praising Christian-based programming and several commenting that Providence saved their lives. “The staff are amazing and truly care about the women who come here to find recovery and build a stronger relationship with God,” C.W. wrote. “This place was truly God sent! It has changed my life completely...You will not regret it!” wrote Elizabeth.

Negative reviews, however, indicated a lack of organization and services offered. Despite giving five stars for treatment effectiveness and strongly agreeing that she would recommend the facility to others, one alum gave just one star for family participation and two stars for holistic offerings. “You usually get what you pay for, and this rehab is no different,” wrote alum S.M.H. R.T. added, “This program does not deliver as promised. It looks nice with a good website. There are no movie nights, weekend shoppoing, etc. There is hardly any Bible study, no AA.”

On Yelp, one alum gave a four-star rating and wrote: "I made many friends and we keep in touch still. This is an affordable program and one will be unable to find another of such quality & intensity at this low cost."[1] Additionally, six Google users also left a high average rating of 4.7 out of five stars as of this writing.[2]


The two loved ones who responded to a Rehabs.com poll gave four- and five-star reviews for treatment effectiveness, meals and facility cleanliness, staff experience and training, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Family member Shane wrote, “Great support and very friendly. they did a great job helping my close relative."


At the time of this writing, three staff members gave varying feedback to Rehabs.com. One reviewer noted the low cost of the facility but felt that staff were not well-trained. “A good mix of classes that represent the Christian values/practices and secular recovery information…” the anonymous employee wrote. Another staffer, who previously attended the facility, wrote, “I believe Providence saved my life.”


Treatment at the women’s center costs $4,900 for 90 days. No financial assistance or insurance is accepted. The facility supports addiction treatment through charitable donations and profits made through its thrift stores. The four Rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter gave moderate ratings for the facility's cost

Affordability: 3/5

[1] https://www.yelp.com/biz/providence-womens-recovery-dalton

[2] GoogleReviews

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