Gratitude House is able to restore hope to the lives of many women and children thanks to the support of our generous donors.
Our Residential Treatment is comprised of 29 beds – 13 beds for women, 18 years and older, 12 beds for our MIIT program and 4 beds for Hibiscus Haven program. The MITT (Mothers and Infants in Treatment Together) Program is for pregnant and/or postpartum women that are able to have their infants reside in treatment with them and Hibiscus Haven is our program for women in treatment with substance abuse who have been concurrently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Both programs are fully-integrated into the residential program and include specialized groups such as Healthy Start and Medical Issues.
At Gratitude House we take a comprehensive, long-term approach to treatment. Operating 7 days a week, our residential program provides an environment of continuous structure and safety in which recovery and the healing process can flourish. Daily treatment services for clients include group and individual counseling, addiction and mental health education, treatment planning, peer socialization, conflict resolution, problem solving and life skills. The residents become responsible for their own actions through the completion of therapeutic and domestic responsibilities, adherence to a structured clinical schedule, and following through on medical, physical, dietetic and hygienic needs on a daily basis. Comprehensive support services, such as case management, pregnancy-related services, parenting classes, vocational training, GED completion, relapse prevention and aftercare are also provided for each client.
Our program is divided into a phase system that is designed to provide a structured, supportive, behavioral treatment approach for each client at Gratitude House. Each phase has a specific purpose, with tasks and privileges that support the development of basic recovery skills. The length of time in each phase is determined by the individual’s rate of progress and achievement on treatment plan goals and objectives.
At Gratitude House, we adhere to evidence-based treatment models. We recognize the unique benefits of gender-specific treatment and strive to positively augment our programs wherever possible in order to serve our clients best interests. We take a thorough approach, encompassing factors like previous life experience, trauma, physical and mental health. An overwhelming majority of our women have experienced some kind of traumatic abuse in their lives. All of our clinical staff has been trained in trauma-informed care, addressing issues including domestic abuse, severe emotional abuse, sexual assault and other types of harm and violence that have long-lasting effects. When these trauma issues are left untreated, the pattern of violence is often repeated within the survivors’ family. Additionally, unresolved trauma can prolong the battle of addiction and lead to frequent and chronic relapse. We strongly believe in addressing and disrupting these patterns. We offer job training, education, case management, life skills and a structured path forward for a successful sober life.
Once a client successfully completes an episode of care at Gratitude House in any of our programs they are eligible to participate in our Aftercare Program for up to two years. The Aftercare Program consists of weekly group therapy sessions that focus on relapse prevention and developing peer support within the community. We provide children’s play therapy groups that coincide with Aftercare to encourage attendance and alleviate obstacles for the clients continuing participation. Individual counseling sessions are also available. This service helps us to continue to treat some of the core issues such as trauma, depression and anxiety which may give the client a greater chance at sustained sobriety.