As a neighbor of Hope House, First UMC provides both tangible and moral support. Several residents attend our 11 am Contemporary Worship service.
Hope House is a private, nonprofit organization specializing in the treatment of chemically dependent adult men and women. Residential components include an intermediate care facility and a co-ed halfway house.
Hope House’s three residential facilities are located in the historic district of Laurel in northern Prince George’s County. Priority admission is granted to Prince George’s County residents, however, their service area includes the entire state.
Hope House operates through a variety of funding sources. These include: state grants, private contracts, and client fees. Client fees are based on the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s ability to pay scale.
Philosophy of Care
The staff at Hope House believes that chemical dependency is a progressive, fatal disease that has negative effects on all aspects of an individual’s life. They believe that full recovery is possible through total abstinence and ongoing support. Recognizing the necessity for family involvement, Hope House offers a program that addresses the needs of family members and significant others.
Individuals seeking admission to Hope House must be 18 years of age or older and have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency.
Other criteria include:
- Being medically stable and beyond the stage of acute withdrawal.
- Being ambulatory and capable of self care.
- Being free from major medical or psychological complications.
Most treatment at Hope House takes place in a group setting. Residents adhere to a daily schedule which includes:
- Educational groups
- Nutrition lectures
- Group counseling
- Individual counseling
- Treatment planning
- Family counseling
The facilities and programs within the Hope House system utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. The staff is composed of professionals who bring expertise, experience and an impressive array of credentials to the program. Staff and volunteers must adhere to a strict code of ethics and maintain full compliance with federal law regarding confidentiality.
419 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707
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