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Elmhurst Home Inc - Naomi's Nest

245 Pitkin Street, Highland Park, Michigan, 48203
Elmhurst Home, Inc. was founded in 1970 by Mr. James and Mrs. Naomi Oden. For many years prior to opening Elmhurst Home, James and Naomi would have different meetings in their home to help encourage those who they called "down on their luck." They saw a growing drug epidemic in the City of Detroit and recognized that something had to be done. Their vision of community was one of people consistently giving back to those in need. This vision and passion birthed Elmhurst Home, a place where those suffering from addictions and criminal behavior could come to experience positive life transformation. Elmhurst Home started with just one contract and a building. It has expanded throughout the years to a regionally supported multi-campus facility.

Facility Highlights

  • Recidivism Techniques
  • Cognitive Behavioral Change
  • Group Therapy


  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Sarina C. Oden
    Sarina C. OdenStaff
    Sarina C. Oden leads Naomi's Nest, a division of Elmhurst Home, Inc. with entrepreneurial skills in the arts of business, finance and organizational team building.
  • Betty J. Smith
    Betty J. SmithStaff
    Betty J. Smith, Administrator is a detail oriented executive with exceptional organizational skills and a proven expertise in business development and program management, a hallmark at Elmhurst Home, Inc.

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Located in Highland Park, Michigan, Elmhurst Home Inc. is a nonprofit organization for individuals struggling with substance use disorder or dual diagnosis. Its Naomi's Nest program provides both residential and outpatient treatment exclusively to adult women who are pregnant or have dependent children. Elmhurst Home Inc. is one of 92 treatment facilities in Michigan to offer services to pregnant and postpartum women, which make up just 19 percent of all facilities in the state.

Elmhurst home also has a residential program for men, which is located in Detroit.


Residential care at Naomi’s Nest is divided into short-term (30 days or less) or long-term (90 days) stays. Treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) through role play, as well as weekly individual sessions, on-site and off-site 12-step meetings, group therapy, work therapy, and more.

Naomi’s Nest also offers employment and housing assistance, computer skills education, and a certified GED literacy program, along with social skills development and parenting classes. When necessary, staff is available to help clients with the process of reclaiming custody of their children.

Naomi’s Nest offers its outpatient services for women who seek continuing care after residential treatment. It includes group and one-on-one counseling, as well as case management.


Staff include master's-level therapists and social workers. The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Naomi’s Nest four out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


Images on the facility's website show simple, shared rooms with bunk beds. The website also notes that yoga is included in treatment. The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Naomi’s Nest five out of five stars for both its cleanliness and upkeep, and its exercise and leisure activities.


Of the five former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, three gave the facility negative feedback, one gave it positive feedback, and one remained neutral. While T.J. credited the program with saving her life, the two anonymous negative reviewers described Naomi's Nest as ineffective and poorly-run.

Feedback was similar on CiteHealth[1], where Naomi's Nest eared an average rating of two out of five stars based on four reviews. While there was one respondent who recommend the program highly and noted that it helped her get her life back, the other three reviewers reported that the facility was dirty and lacked proper therapy options.


The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Naomi's Nest mostly positive feedback and awarded the facility four or five out of five stars for its family participation, its counseling options, its affordability, and its treatment of co-occurring disorders. They specifically noted that the staff was a strength of the program.


G.M.R., the one staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, told Rehabs.com that the program could use improvement. The former counselor gave Naomi's Nest two out of three stars for its honesty in marketing/public relations, its willingness to put clients' interests first, its respect for protocols surrounding client treatment/care, and the overall quality of executive management/leadership. "Lack of professionalism and open mindedness to concerns, ideas or expertise of staff by administration," they noted.


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its cost; however, the website does claim: "No one is turned away for lack of insurance or personal funds." This placed Naomi's Nest among the 40 percent of Michigan facilities that accept clients that cannot pay.

[1] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/michigan/cities/highland-park/naomis-nest

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