ABOUT U-TURN FOR CHRIST - GOLD HILL
With numerous facilities around the country, U-Turn for Christ is a nonprofit that offers long-term, residential Christian discipleship programs for adults struggling with problematic substance use. Located just off the 5 freeway in the rolling Rogue River Valley of southeastern Oregon, U-Turn for Christ - Gold Hill offers programming for men only. New residents must have been sober for at least 24 hours before enrolling.
U-Turn for Christ is a non-denominational ministry, and though prospective clients do not need to be Christian in order to enroll, they must be willing to participate in all religious activities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
U-Turn for Christ does not offer clinical counseling services or mental health or medical treatment. Rather, residents are taught to turn to God whenever they feel the need to use drugs or alcohol.
There's a two-month minimum commitment; if completed, the program is eight months in total. The first two months of treatment are spent on a working ranch. During this phase, residents work on the ranch or in the community for eight hours a day, six days a week. When they're not working or completing community service, they're kept busy with prayer, Bible studies, and church services.
During the second phase, clients move to a separate house, where they prepare to return to society. During this second phase of treatment, residents must hold a job, pay for their own room and board, and be of service to the church — while maintaining sobriety and continuing to help with chores and yard work.
According to the facility's website, the program is founded on the principles of "obedience, integrity, accountability, and community service."
The facility's director is a pastor, but there is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The ranch, where residents spend their first two months, is an acre-large property featuring a large house with dorm-style accommodations. Time is set aside in the afternoons for outdoors activities such as hiking and fishing
After a 12-day probation period, residents may accept visitors from their immediate families only; this does not include boyfriends or girlfriends. In addition, the ranch is a non-smoking environment.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, however, secondary review sites yielded some feedback: a 3.2-star average rating based on four reviews left on Google. Two of the four reviewers described the facility as life-changing: "I tell you that if you are tired of living a life of darkness and not getting no where u turn is the place to go... Me going to U turn is the best thing I've done," J.E. wrote in a representative review, while also stressing that the program was hard work. The only other comment was negative: "Awful place I would not recommend attending the program," J.T. wrote, without giving further explanation.
There's a fee of $1,000 for the first two months of treatment, which covers all room and board. In phase two — a further six-month commitment — residents pay $500 a month, which covers their rent and other services.
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