“When the world says give up, Hope whispers try it one more time”
“Christ in you the hope of Glory” - Colossians 1:27
Long Term Residence
South Georgia House of Hope is a long term residential Christian Home for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and abuse.
The staff at the House of Hope is committed to working with women side by side as they become restored in their relationships with God, their families and His.
Our mission is to help women find freedom, healing and wholeness through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Our objective is to instill a sense of value, dependability, and sensitivity which will create women of God who will make a difference in their families, church, communities and the nations.
“Hope, the only thing stronger than fear” –President Snow
“Hope- the joyful expectation that something good is about to happen”
- Females at least 18 years of age
- Applicant must have a personal or telephone interview with the Director
- A completed application and life history letter, approved by staff
- A non-refundable $750 entrance fee plus $750 for your first month. A deposit for transportation upon leaving the program is also required for students outside the Valdosta area.
- Applicant must be detoxed and drug/alcohol free. You will be drug tested upon arrival
- A physical examination is required. The applicant must have the physical exam form completed by a physician and mailed, faxed or emailed to us.
- Applicant must have her original Social Security Card and Driver’s License/State ID Card
- If applicable, applicant must have the names, addresses, and phone numbers of probation officers, parole officers, attorneys, or public defenders. Applicant must also have a copy of any court orders or mandatory appearances.
- Applicant must adhere to the guidelines and rules of the South Georgia House of Hope.
FAQWhat is the process of admittance?
Prospective ladies must complete the downloadable application entry form and include a minimum five-page life history letter. This letter should include a description of: your childhood; history of trauma/abuse; what led you into addiction; what life was like in addiction, and what made you want to get help. This letter should also contain any significant relationships that you have been involved in. Once completed, please mail, fax, or email to the House of Hope. Once your application is received, you will be contacted for a phone interview by the staff. The application process time can vary, depending on each applicant’s circumstances.What is the cost of the program? Is it state-funded? Do you accept insurance?
We ask for a minimum of $750 per month per resident. (It actually costs the House of Hope approximately $1500/mo to house each resident, but ladies do various fundraisers throughout the year to raise the other half of their tuition.) Since we are a Christian home, we receive no federal or state funding and rely solely on donations and sponsorships. At this time, we are unable to accept medical insurance for the payment of the program.What if I don’t have the money to come to the House of Hope?
Do not be discouraged. Ask family members, friends, and yourlocal church if they would be willing to help sponsor you. We do sometimes have partial scholarships available though individuals in our community. Do the best you can and trust God to do the rest.Is there an entrance fee?
The ladies wake up early (usually 6:30am) during the week to spend quiet time with God. This allows the ladies to journal, looking at their hearts and His. Mornings are spent outside, often doing organic gardening or maintaining the property. This is a special way of learning to work together and be responsible. After lunch, the ladies have class time, which include personal and group studies. This will help them discover and heal the root issues that initially caused their addiction. We call this inner healing. Evenings vary; sometimes they are spent in worship or Bible study, and sometimes in preparation for upcoming house events. Lights are out at 10:00pm during the week. Weekends are spent doing functions for the ministry, family recovery/visitation, church, and free time.How many ladies are you able to house at one time? Currently, we are able to house 10 students and our Resident Manager and her son. Will I be allowed visitors and/or phone calls?
Yes. After your orientation period, you will be allowed to make limited phone calls and receive approved visitors. Ladies will also be eligible to receive passes to go spend time with their family each month. Remember these things are a privilege, not a right, and are approved by the staff on individual basis.Do you allow medications to be taken during the program?
Medication history is reviewed during the application process. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept ladies on psychiatric medication and applicants must be weaned from these before coming to the House of Hope. Other medications may be taken with the approval of staff, on a case-by-case basis. Many ladies find they no longer need to take routine medication once they begin to be healed by the power of Jesus Christ.Must I be detoxed before arriving?
Since we are not a medical facility, all residents must be detoxed prior to admittance. We recommend ladies be substance and alcohol free for at least one week before coming to the House of Hope.Is smoking allowed? NO! It is our belief that Jesus Christ can heal you from ALL addictions
- All visitors must be approved by staff. Please do not come to visit without having talked to staff on the phone prior to arriving. Call the facility and leave a message if we are unable to answer. Your call will be returned by Friday.
- All visitors must attend Family Recovery Classes.
- Absolutely no alcohol products of any kind are allowed on the property. There is no smoking on the property of House of Hope. If you smoke, please lock your cigarettes in your car, out of sight.
- Residents are not allowed to use cell phones. Visitors will be asked to keep phones locked away and out of sight.
- Visitors should not give any over the counter or prescription medication to the ladies. (I.E. cold meds, Tylenol, laxatives, etc.)
- Do not bring narcotic medications with you on your visit.
- Do not leave anything with the resident. All outgoing and incoming items are to go through staff only.
- If the resident is in need of anything you may leave some money with the staff and we will provide the needs. Do not leave money with the resident.
- Do not leave food or drinks (including candy) with the resident. All items should be left with staff.
- Residents are not allowed off the property at any time.
- Visiting hours are strictly adhered to. Do not arrive early. Please leave on time (5 p.m.)
- No visitors are allowed in residents sleeping area.
- No cooking in the kitchen is allowed.
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- No aggressive behavior of any kind is allowed including fighting, cursing or screaming.
- If you wish to bring anything, please call the staff prior to the visit for approval.
- No pets or animals are allowed on the property.
- No firearms are allowed on the property.
We welcome visits by family. All visitors must be on your approved contact list. It is recommended that families limit visiting to twice per month. Residents are not allowed to be left alone with any man other than a family member.
Visiting hours are Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Visitation is a privilege and can be denied at staff's discretion.