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Foundations Recovery Center

320 Executive Drive, Marion, Ohio, 43302
In the spring of 1973, the Marion Halfway House opened in LaRue. It moved to Paterson Street in Marion in 1979 before the transfer to the Marion Area Counseling Center. The Marion Halfway House started out as a 6 month halfway program for a maximum of 6 men who were alcohol dependent and needed this level of intensive residential services in order to achieve recovery. Today, The Foundations Recovery Center on Rose Avenue in Marion will allow for an increase of residential beds to 15, allowing for staff office space, individual therapy rooms, large group therapy and IOP Room, as well as other areas needed for the residential program.

Facility Highlights

  • Technical Training
  • Employment Training
  • Self-Help Meetings


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

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Operated by the nonprofit Marion Area Counseling Center (MACC) in north-central Ohio, Foundations Recovery Center is a small residential rehab for adults struggling with substance use disorder. MACC as a whole also offers outpatient treatment, gender-specific sober living housing, and a victim assistance program.


Offering long-term treatment, Foundations Recovery Center is one of 74 non-hospital facilities in Ohio (just 17 percent) to provide a long-term residential program that lasts longer than 30 days.

Clients are typically referred for treatment by physicians, social service agencies, employers, or courts. Admission begins with a phone call, followed by a one-hour, on-site assessment to determine the best treatment plan for each client.

Foundations Recovery Center approaches addiction as a disease, prioritizing structure, education, training, and counseling in its programming. Clients participate in group and individual therapy sessions, are introduced to 12-step model of recovery, and receive support for developing life skills.

Residents may also take advantage of MACC's employee assistance program, which provides drug-free workplace training. Once a client completes residential care, clinicians may encourage alumni to transition into one of MACC's outpatient programs and/or gender-specific transitional housing.


Although there is no information available regarding staff credentials at Foundations Recovery Center, the three individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave a one-, three-, and four-star rating for the staff's level of experience and training.


Foundations Recovery Center has a 15-bed capacity and sleeps men and women on separate floors. All residents share bedrooms and have access to a communal kitchen, living area, and dining room. The rehab also reserves two additional beds for clients waiting to be admitted into a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, or who need a safe, sober place to stay until other arrangements can be made.

Andy, the sole former client of Foundations Recovery Center polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave the rehab mixed feedback. Notably, he rated the staff's level of training and experience just two out of five stars, and reported that there were "not enough educated counselors." He also gave the facility low ratings of one and two stars for its holistic offerings, its counseling options, and its family participation.

At the same time, Andy represented the facility as clean and well maintained, the meals as high quality, and the treatment as 12-step based, effective, and affordable, awarding each metric four out of five stars. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if he would recommend the facility, the alum gave a rating of three.

On Google[1], MACC as a whole earned an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars based on eight reviews. Of the three former clients who left feedback, two offered negative feedback and reported long wait times and low success rates, while one described the staff as "extremely friendly and accommodating."


The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Foundations Recovery Center mostly positive feedback, awarding it four out of five stars for its family participation, its connectivity, its cleanliness, and its exercise and leisure offerings. While the anonymous reviewer did site the rehab's co-ed status as a weakness, they also indicated that they would recommend the facility to others.


Carol, the one former staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, gave Foundations Recovery Center negative feedback. The former employee awarded the facility just one out of five stars for its overall quality of care, and characterized the facility's leadership as too focused on funding. "They do not care about the clients," she claimed.


Foundations Recovery Center is supported by funds from Marion County, grants, and donations, and services are available to all county residents. The facility's website also indicates that Medicaid is accepted.

[1] GoogleReviews

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