What is Freedom House Ministries?
Freedom House is a faith-based residential recovery program for adult men desiring to find freedom from addictions and life-controlling problems. Our focus on developing consistent Christian character and a strong work ethic results in restored relationships and productive citizens who contribute to their community.
What does the program cost?
We do not turn anyone away for lack of funds.
Freedom House does not receive any state or federal funding. The cost of the program includes: program expenses, staffing, training, room and board. Each student is asked to contribute towards the program, if possible, through the individual’s own financial means and by asking others to help sponsor through charitable support.
Each student’s contribution and efforts help to underscore their true interest and desire in seeking rehabilitation. However, if an individual has earnestly tried and is unable to secure support then Freedom House will assume responsibility rather than refuse anyone hope, healing and a fresh start to living a restored life.
A $300 non-refundable processing fee is required after it is determined to be a good fit for the individual. This fee can be held in a reserved account for up to 12 months prior to admission.
In addition, the individual is responsible for the cost of a medical exam and lab tests if insurance is not available.
Does it follow a medical model for recovery?
No. Freedom House Ministries is a discipleship program that focuses on developing consistent Christian character and strong work ethics.
Freedom House is not a shelter, rescue mission, foster care, assisted living or a mental health facility and cannot accommodate such needs.
Is it effective?
Many programs like Freedom House Ministries have among the highest recovery success rates for those who complete the full program. Our one-year program gives students time to adjust to a renewed life in Christ and the opportunity to apply biblical principles to daily living. The results of this approach are restored relationships and productive citizens who contribute to their community.
Is Freedom House Ministries only for Christians?
Freedom House Ministries is open to anyone who is willing to pursue the path to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and apply biblical principals to their lives. It is not required that a student has a faith transformation experience to enter or complete the program, but Freedom House Ministries believes that a personal relationship with Christ will result in the greatest hope for restoration.
How can I get help?
The individual seeking help needs to call (503) 347-9966 (we cannot accept collect calls) or write Freedom House Ministries expressing their desire for recovery. A staff person will assist in determining the next step to entering the program.
How old do you have to be?
Freedom House Ministries is an adult program for men 18 years and older.
Do individuals have to participate in the total program?
Freedom House ministries believes it is the faith-based approach that results in total restoration and everyone in the program is expected to participate in all activities, work study projects, the daily routine, and classes.
Is there a refund if I don’t come in?
A $300 processing fee is not refundable. It can be held in a reserved account for one year.
Can people leave and come back later?
Freedom House Ministries is considered a voluntary program. However, individuals cannot come and go as they please. A student leaving the property without permission results in a minimum of a 30-day leave of absence. A person desiring to return must attend a review meeting to determine re-entry.
Is Freedom House Ministries coed?
The program does not allow socializing between the sexes. To maximize the resources and facilities there may be both men and women on the property, but interaction is strictly controlled. We practice “together but separate.”
Does Freedom House provide detox accommodations?
Freedom House encourages you to detox before entering the program. If detox is necessary, options will be discussed during the interview as to the best way to proceed.
We can provide you with information to a detox facility in the area.
Does Freedom House accept insurance to cover the cost?
Our program is not a medical or mental treatment facility and is not state certified, which does not normally qualify for insurance. However, you are encouraged to contact your insurance company to be certain.
Can dual diagnosis or mentally ill patients enter the program?
Many individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol end up with a dual-diagnosis. Freedom House is not a medical or mental facility and the interview process will determine if the individual is able to function in a live-in setting. Individuals with severe conditions will be encouraged to enter a care facility that best meets their personal and medical needs.
Can individuals be court ordered to the program?
Yes. However, due to our voluntary faith-based approach to recovery, the court will determine if the individual is eligible and can choose to complete our program or go to a correctional facility.
How can I get more of my questions answered?
- Call Freedom House Ministries at (503) 347-9966 Monday – Friday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send mail to Freedom House Ministries
P.O. Box 33150 ~ Portland, OR 97292