To ANYONE thinking of attending or sending a loved one for treatment services here:
I spent all of my late teens and 20\'s battling alcoholism. Upon multiple treatment centers. Finally I found myself at Home of New Vision\'s Recovery Housing (Transitional Housing). What came next over the two years I spent there is absolutely mind blowing.
First I was put into a house that was a complete dump. The house leaked, it was dirty, and it was falling apart. After several months of living there it was brought to our attention that the renter of the house (whom Home of New Vision was renting the house from) was being evicted.
It took a few more months for anyone from the organization to let us know what was going on. In fact, we had the CEO come out to our house, put on a fake smile, and have a \"completely open and honest\" conversation with us.... YEAH RIGHT! Even our own housing coordinator claimed she had no idea what to tell us. Talk about a complete trigger for anyone struggling with addiction. You live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet so you can pay your rent to live in a safe environment. The entire time you have no idea when you could find yourself on the streets due to eviction.
Needless to say, when the time came for us to vacate the house the way Home of New Vision handled it was completely unprofessional. Several people who, in my opinion, were not as well liked by our housing coordinator were told they had two weeks to find a place to live. Here we were, a few of us moving to a different location and the rest of our friends in recovery being told they had to go.
Upon arriving at the new house things went well for a while. Despite the lack of leadership from the organization, the members of the house managed to do fairly well for themselves for a few months. It was then that Home of New Vision decided to step in, shake things up, and enforce stricter rules and change the structure of the house. Talk about a complete change in your lifestyle and stress level. Trying to juggle work, school, and the requirements of the house is no easy task.
Eventually I ended up slipping back into old ways and relapsed. I was asked to leave the house but could return the next day should the members of the house decide it was safe for them, and myself to return. They all agreed and I returned to the house. Two days later I was confronted yet again, this time being told that I had two choices, enter rehab or leave. Being that I had been through the motions of rehab before, I knew I screwed up, I knew what I had to do to get back on track, and I did not feel rehab was needed after a slip up. Needless to say I was forced to pack up and leave.
I must also mention their absolutely HORRIBLE management of rent payments, invoices, and communication in the matter. You are constantly told that the monthly rent is X amount of dollars. You are then hounded for every penny on a weekly basis, even if you are paid up. The accountant constantly has differing numbers than your email invoices show, and the housing coordinator once sent me three texts within three days, each day I owed a different amount, varying from $120 to $460. I was also told I would be getting a phone call to be refunded the difference of what I paid for the month after leaving earlier. That phone call never came, not that I expected anything more from this organization anyways.
The reason I write this review is in hopes that anyone suffering from addiction will strongly consider going elsewhere to find recovery. I moved in with family upon leaving the house and have never been better. I am still sober, despite being told hundreds of times I will not make it without doing it their way. I have relief in my life finally, not feeling like I am going to just be stuck in their revolving door, set up for failure to remain in their system and putting money in their pockets.
If you are looking for uncertainty, constant change, differing opinions and direction from leadership, this is the place for you. If you want real recovery, honesty, and help for yourself or a loved one I urge you to look elsewhere.
Recovery is possible with help and support, unfortunately it\'s just not their forte.