Professional Referrals for Women's Alcoholism/Addiction Treatment at Our Hope

How Our Hope can benefit your clients

In 1972, a small group of pioneering leaders founded Our Hope to provide a voice for women against diseases known for shame and silence. Until then, most alcoholism and addiction treatment programs had been designed by and for men.  Our Hope's research and experience over the last 40+ years has shown that women's unique needs--psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual and social--are best served by women-centered programs like Our Hope's.  As a result, Our Hope has become a leader in guiding women 18 and older to recovery from alcoholism, addiction and the mental health and emotional conditions like depression and trauma that so often co-occur with these diseases.

Expertise that complements yours

Therapist counseling clientWith our continuum of services, an expert clinical team, and distinct women-centered approach, Our Hope meets a range of needs for professionals seeking a safe, comfortable and dignified space for their female clients’ journeys to recovery. Our work is a complement to:

  • Mental Health Care providers, given our specialization in Residential Treatment and our expertise in addressing alcoholism and addiction along with co-occurring disorders, like depression and trauma, that tend to be more prevalent among women than men.
  • Emergency Room Social Workers and Medical Detoxification Unit Professionals seeking options for female clients in need of assessment or treatment upon release.
  • Criminal Justice System Professionals, especially Probation Officers and Attorneys working with female clients in need of Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Assessments, counseling or Residential or Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
  • Medical Health Care Professionals, including Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Nurses and Medical Practice Administrators who have female patients or colleagues struggling with substance abuse and are in need of assessment, counseling or our Certified Health Professional Recovery Program.
  • Religious Professionals seeking a safe, dignified, therapeutic environment for female parishioners who may be struggling with substance abuse.

Our clinicians include Master’s Level Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors licensed in substance abuse and mental health therapy. Our staff also includes Certified Recovery Coaches who are in long-term recovery themselves.

Our Hope has also earned top ratings from the Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, with 3-Year accreditation once again awarded to Our Hope in December 2011.

A continuum of services

Our relationship with each client begins and ends where she needs it to. This might start with a thorough bio-psycho-social assessment, resulting in working with each client to develop a recovery program that may include one or more of the following:

A women-centered approach

Using our clinical expertise in women-centered recovery and grounded in the 12-Step philosophy, we:

  • Encourage honesty rooted in hope. To break down the feelings of shame and fear that come with alcoholism and/or addiction, we help her identify her unique strengths, rebuilding her dignity.
  • Heal the whole woman. We help women explore the emotional, physical, spiritual and social wounds of their disease and overcome the pain they create, so the journey to recovery comes from a place of healing and hope.
  • Build resources for recovery. Knowing that the tools for recovery must be nurtured for the long term, we focus on helping women replace unhealthy patterns with inner strengths, new coping skills and support networks.
A dignified place to do difficult work

Our home-like environment  is a reflection of our women-centered approach to recovery. Addiction looks different in women than in men, so their treatment needs are different. Research shows that women recover best in a safe and encouraging space, with therapy that acknowledges the many roles they play and the unique stigmas, fears and barriers they face. Therefore, our work happens in a surprisingly non-institutional setting:  a dignified home hidden away in the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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