Freedom House is a 9-12 month recovery program for women and children located in Greensboro, North Carolina. We offer comprehensive, holistic services, in a Christ-centered, family environment. Freedom House was established in 2006 to meet a desperate need to provide for the physical, mental, and spiritual demands of families seeking recovery. Freedom House is a Christian 12-step program. For one year, we provide structure, housing, transportation, substance abuse counseling, and life-skills training for women and their children who are willing to fight for a brighter future. In addition, we offer assistance and support for graduates through our Aftercare Program to ensure our families maintain their sobriety for years after treatment.
Freedom House is one of very few nonprofit organizations nationwide that offers a Christ-centered, long-term residential program that allows mothers and children to stay together, at no cost to their families. We are a Christ-centered program focused on helping families overcome the spiritual poverty of addiction so they can live the lives God intended for them. The Freedom House program is intensive and holistic. Each mother has a tailored recovery plan to fit their specific recovery needs. All mothers focus on health through nutrition and exercise plans, spiritual and emotional needs through individualized and group counseling, and go through daily personal and group studies, some of which include job training, codependency, anger and financial management, and parenting.
There are three steps to our application process. The first step is for a potential resident to fully complete our application. Upon submitting the application, one of our employees will contact you within two business days to follow up with you. The second step is to work with our Program Manager to submit all required documents and complete any necessary forms. Finally, we require all applicants to meet with a Freedom House employee for a screening either by phone, Skype, or in person. At this time, if it is determined that we can adequately meet your needs at Freedom House, you will be given an admission date.
At Freedom House, you can expect to be welcomed into our family. We believe that everyone, regardless of their past choices, should be treated with respect and dignity. We live as a family, eat as a family, and work together. We also believe that the road to recovery is not an easy one and therefore we have high standards for our residents. We expect you to work diligently on your recovery, meet with our counselors, follow our health and nutrition plan, adhere to our daily schedule, and attend our employment training program. We have high expectations for those in our program; however, if you invest into this program, you can expect to receive high impact and great rewards.
Thanks to generous donors and proceeds from our Thrift Stores, we are able to provide treatment to mothers and their children free of charge. We do require our residents to provide a $500.00 entry fee. This entry fee is a one-time payment due prior to a resident’s intake date and exists to ensure a resident’s commitment to our program. This fee applies only to the women in our program and not their children.
Freedom House was founded with children in mind! We know that further separation of a mother and child can cause additional trauma to a family and that a mother responds better to treatment if her children are present. We work closely with each family to ensure the best plan of treatment for each mother and her family. If possible, we encourage children to live with their mothers at Freedom House while she is in treatment. Each mother can bring up to two children with her into Freedom House. Children must be under the age of eleven to live with their mothers in our residential program. However, children exceeding this age limit will be able to visit with their mothers during visitation hours.
At this time, Freedom House does not provide a detox program. Freedom House is not a medical facility and does not have a medical staff to ensure the safety of an individual going through detox. If a potential client is currently addicted to or using substances, we do require them to complete a detox program prior to admission into Freedom House. Our staff will work closely with you throughout this process.