Center Category: Rehab Centers
Established in 1996 by Lucy Hall-Gainer in honor of her mother, Mary, Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) has grown to become a leader when it comes to offering gender-specific treatment, housing, recovery, and support services.
Operating out of eight locations, in partnership with apartment owners, and having served more than 10,000 clients, MHFH offers its program for at-risk women (with or without children).
MHFH offers its clients substance abuse treatment in both residential and outpatient settings. Additionally, it provides clients support for completing their GED, parenting classes, life skills, and employment readiness programs.
MHFH offers community as well as transitional housing programs to women with or without kids. The center operates from eight locations in and around Atlanta, with each site working to meet the requirements of a different population. The program offered by MHFH ranges from emergency to 90-day placement to even permanent housing. All clients who attend this program stay in apartments.
The main aim of MHFH’s community housing is providing a highly structured, monitored as well as supervised services to women.
Residents of MHFH, as part of their treatment protocol, attend nutrition classes, shop for their food and even prepare meals. Local charitable organizations also frequently offer food and meals to the residents.
Mary Hall Freedom House offers several treatment levels to its clients – residential program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), as well as an outpatient program in the day setting. All the programs offered by MHFH are very structured, addressing the requirements of the agencies who refer most of the clients.
After undergoing an initial assessment, the residents start the program with the group and individual sessions. The duration depends on the resident’s needs. Most of the residents, however, attend about 19 to 25 hours a week.
The center uses DBT and Motivational Interviewing as part of the therapeutic modalities in individual and group sessions. Educational classes are also given a lot of importance in programs offered by MHFH.
Residents learn more about addiction and take parenting, nutritional and life skills classes during their stay here. MHFH also provides dual diagnosis support to its residents.
The treatment team at Mary Hall Freedom House comprises highly qualified (licensed and Master’s-level) clinicians. Medical doctors also visit the residents once a week. Visiting nurses also come twice weekly and provide education about any prescribed medications as well as address any questions the residents may have.
Besides the above mentioned, Mary Hall Freedom House runs several programs. MHFH offers “Work NOW” – providing on-site GED and vocational classes. The center also offers courses that address topics such as health and wellness, personal hygiene, financial literacy, and job readiness. Catering to the families, MHFH offers daycare, parenting classes, family counseling, psychological testing for kids, and after-school programs.
MHFH also offers T.R.O.O.P.S. – a program that seeks to address the employment needs of the veterans and their families who are either homeless or are on the verge of becoming homeless. MHFH also has an alumni group who provide support to the clients as well as act as their sponsors.
The center also operates a medical clinic that offers physical exams, immunization, pediatric care, vision, and dental care to underinsured or uninsured women.
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