ABOUT FAITH HOME, INC. - ABBEVILLE WOMEN’S FACILITY
Since 1966, Faith Home, Inc. has provided residential Christian addiction recovery programming rooted in the belief that “solutions to drug and alcohol abuse can be found through faith in God along with the 12-step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon.”
Today, the nonprofit runs three residential facilities, of which one, in Abbeville, S.C., is dedicated solely to treating women. Medical detox services are not available here. Within the state, Faith Home is among 10 substance abuse treatment facilities that provide 30-day plus long-term, residential non-hospital care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Per the nonprofit’s admissions page, there generally is a waiting list period of five to six weeks for women seeking to enter treatment at the Abbeville facility. Clients must be alcohol free for 72 hours and free of drugs for seven days, as well as pass a drug screen and breathalyzer test to be admitted.
The residential program typically requires a commitment of eight weeks. Treatment involves Bible study, early morning devotions, 12-step meetings, and regular church services. All residents also adhere to a daily work program, referred to as “physical therapy,” which includes yard work, kitchen work, house cleaning, and facility and grounds maintenance.
Recreational and social activities include basketball, hiking, fishing, fitness, ping-pong, foosball, choir, and acts of community service, such as volunteering at the local food bank and nursing homes. At designated days and times, the facility invites families to join their loved ones in treatment.
There currently is no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. The organization points out that it is not a medical facility, suggesting that it does not have medical doctors on-site.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photos posted on the facility’s website depict an attractive, roadside clapboard building surrounded by trees and green space for devotions and group meetings. Photos of the inside show a comfortable communal area with couches, chairs, fireplace, and TV.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Although Rehabs.com has not as yet received reviews from alumni, two Facebook sites provide highly favorable feedback: an official Facebook page managed by the organization, referred to as Faith Home Friends, averaged 4.9 out of five stars based on 157 reviews, 94 percent of which were perfect five stars; the other unofficial Facebook page for the Faith Home of Abbeville, averaged perfect five stars based on seven reviews.  
Reviewers (alumni, loved ones) who left commentary expressed gratitude for the faith-based program, the staff, and the connections they made.Many referenced how the experience changed their life and even saved their life, such as Tj: “Truly amazing place. Mrs barns and the staff are the best and make you family. It works if you work it. Thank you faith home you saved my life.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Faith Home - Abbeville Women’s Facility a largely positive review, reflected in ratings awarded to the major categories of the survey: top five stars for both treatment effectiveness and meals and nutrition, as well as four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
For a number of other metrics, Carol carried through the four-star pattern, including connectivity/visitor policy, counseling options, likelihood to recommend, and staff experience and training. However, this reviewer offered lower ratings of two stars for family participation and holistic offerings, and one star for affordability and facility cleanliness and upkeep. Carol shared with Rehabs.com: “Some staff are recovering addicts which gives them a clear understanding of what an addict is actually experiencing… Great place to learn and overcome addiction.”
Faith Home Inc. operates six thrift stores throughout the state’s Greenwood and Spartanburg counties. Proceeds are allocated to provide treatment free of cost.
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