A community-based organization in Birmingham, Alabama, Aletheia House has been offering substance abuse prevention and treatment services to low-income individuals, as well as the communities where they live, since the year 1972. Location: 201 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204 Named after Greek goddess Aletheia, which means “to be truthful with yourself” or “truth,” Aletheia House is one of largest providers of substance abuse treatment, HIV/substance abuse prevention, affordable housing and employment services, in the state of Alabama. Founded by a group of community volunteers, Aletheia House provides both outpatient and inpatient programs for men, an outpatient program aimed at women, as well as an outpatient program that also includes transitional housing for pregnant women and mothers. Focusing on women, Aletheia House offers Mother’s Hope and Women’s Hope, an outpatient program for expectant mothers, mothers with dependent children, and postpartum mothers. The program combines transitional living with outpatient care. Mother’s Hope program has nearly 30 single-family private residences for the clients and their family. Each house has a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and a single bathroom. Each home is furnished comfortably and offers on-site laundry facilities. The rehab also provides transportation to the and from the treatment program as well as childcare. Clients in the women programs are expected to make own arrangements for food. Those who require public assistance, the staff at Aletheia House assist in obtaining food stamps and getting through federal and state bureaucracies. For male clients, Aletheia House offers Men’s Residential and Power to Change programs. Both the programs assist in linking the client with other social services, employment and housing assistance, and transportation services. While Men’s Residential and Mother’s Hope offer life skills coaching, individual, family and group counseling, Power to Change provides healthy living classes, individual counseling, stress management training, and employment assistance. Besides partner therapy, Women’s Hope also offers its clients employment assistance. Programs for women and Men’s Residential program are free for clients till they are suitably employed after which a small, modest fee is charged from them. Treatment wise, the programs offered by the rehab utilizes CBT treatment process for individual, family and group therapies as well as couple’s therapy. Clients have to attend the individual therapy once weekly and group sessions every day. Scheduling for family therapy is done separately, with two to three sessions being held on a weekly basis. Of the two to three sessions held in family therapy, one session focuses on childcare and parenting skills, while other session focuses on building trust and partner relationships. Aletheia House treatment team consists of MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCs. Also, Aletheia House offers programs (residential and outpatient) for homeless veterans. The program structure is similar to other programs and includes employment services as well as transitional housing options. Aletheia House Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Aletheia House by phone at (205) 279-3999. Find Aletheia House on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.