Penfield Christian Homes, Heart Campus

Georgia (GA) > Rehab Centers in Lavonia, GA
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4.1
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1150 Bear Creek Rd
Lavonia, Georgia 30553

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Facility Highlights

Counselors are professionally competent and are certified as Addiction Counselors by state, national certification boards

We are licensed by the State of Georgia as a Residential Intensive Drug Treatment Program.

We have a therapeutic community that encourages Christian discipleship, the development of recovery attitudes, and personal accountability.

Treatment Center Philosophy

Penfield Christian Homes offers hope to women suffering from the disease of addiction. Our faith-based rehabilitation treatment facility believes that recovery is possible through spiritual renewal, and strives to help women reclaim their health, happiness, and inner peace. Treatment addresses the whole person, body, mind and spirit, by assisting clients to bring these areas into balance by cultivating a personal relationship with God that provides them with the ability to nurture relationships with family, friends, and others.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Donnie Plummer, CAC-I
Heart Campus Director

Donnie has been in the addiction and mental health field for the past 31 years. Since 2001, he has maintained certification as an Addiction Counselor. Donnie is trained in Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Critical Debriefing, Domestic Violence Counseling, Family Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling for both adults and adolescents. Donnie has experience in recreational therapy as well as mental health and has attended numerous training and workshops during his career. Donnie also serves on the GACA Board of Directors where he is serving Region 4 for his third term.

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IAF
1.0
Started out great, but the backstabbing and lies along with unqualified counselors make this a FARCE.
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Jerrilynn
5.0
Excellent
Best place to be, when you need treatment, amazing team, treatment plan helps you to continue your treatment after you leave, wonderful place that have saved many lives!
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Brandon
5.0
Excellent
I attended Penfield Christina Homes in October of 2013. When arriving at the campus I was unsure of what to expect and quite honestly was not sure if I wanted to stop using drugs. Within the first 2 weeks, i had given my life over to Christ and was baptized. Penfield Christian Homes 100% saved my life. I just celebrated 4 years clean and sober. Penfield showed me how to get sober and taught me the tools that I needed to maintain my sobriety. I would recommend any addict seeking recovery to this facility, God truly walks the halls at Penfield.
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Deanna
5.0
Excellent
HEART Ministries completely changed my life. The love, encouragement and acceptance that I received there was like nothing I have ever experienced. I learned what it means to have a personal relationship with God. I learned that it could change my life. This gave me a feeling of hope, which I desperately needed, after making such a mess of my life.I was terribly ashamed of things that I had done and the places my addiction took me. Before HEART ( Penfield ) I never truly understood the power of the Cross. I didn't know that God had already forgiven me because of Jesus' sacrifice and that it was okay to forgive myself. The counselors all brought their own unique dynamic to the classes and always reminded us of how much God loves us. I finally began to understand that Jesus sacrificed His life so that I could have mine back. We learned from The Bible and The Big Book. All the answers are there, in those two books, for anyone that wants to change their life. I will be forever grateful that I began my journey of recovery at HEART Ministries ( Penfield Christian Homes ). I have been sober a little over 19 months now and I would not trade the time I spent there for anything in the world.
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Lindsey
4.3
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I enjoyed every moment. Penfield helped me to be where I am today.
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Brittany
4.7
Excellent
I love HEART Ministries and all the people there. This place saved my life and introduced me to my Lord and Savior. It�s crazy but I miss this place all the time! Thank you Penfield Christian Homes, Donnie and everyone else at the HEART Campus!!! I recommend this place to anyone needing help...they treat you like family and show you so much love and care!
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Julie
4.3
Great
This is an excellent treatment facility that provides much better treatment than any expensive resort rehab that you could find. I have recommended it to countless people and will continue to do so. I have been clean for over two years now and I credit the skills and love that I was shown at this facility as one of the reasons that I have done so well.
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Jordan
5.0
Excellent
My experience at heart ministries was truly my saving grace. I found the love and support that I needed with other women who could relate to what I was going through without judgement. My relationship with God grew tremendously and I learned how to live a healthy sober life while having fun and making new friends that I still stay in contact with even after leaving. The program gives you a good sense of living in a healthy community and discipline. To take responsibility for your own actions and to realize that there are always consequences if you do something wrong. You fight past not only your addiction but other deep matters that may have caused your addiction or create other personality defects in your life. Amazing program with amazing people.
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Stephanie
3.7
Very Good
They had an open environment for learning, healing and allowed the community to love on us through programs and visits.
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Hildy
5.0
Excellent
HEART did amazing things for me!! The counselors are amazing! The love and support from the local community is fantastic! I made a 2nd family attending HEART!!
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Megan
5.0
Excellent
This place saved my life! Each and every person person involved in my recovery treated me with such love and care. They all loved me until i began to love myself again. I highly recommend this program to anyone struggling with addiction.
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Christine
4.7
Excellent
I came into Heart broken and unwilling and this program truly changed me. This place is filled with kind and loving people that truly care about your recovery. I found sobriety and a home at Heart.
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Leslie
5.0
Excellent
Heart completely changed my life almost 5 years ago. Had it not been for my family driving me over 9 hours away from my home in Ohio, I never would have gotten the help I needed.
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Jennifer
4.0
Great
Completely saved my life.
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Brandi
5.0
Excellent
I needed Heart desperately. I should have died before I found my way to Heart, and everyone I met there not only saved my life, but helped me learn how to enjoy living again.
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Kristina
5.0
Excellent
The staff was amazing and even after I graduated the program I still feel like I have a 2nd family. Very loving and caring. I have been clean over 4 years because this program gave me the tools to survive and the support system to help me!
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Cara
5.0
Excellent
I was so blessed to have found Heart Ministries. With the help from the amazing staff and Jesus Christ my life made a complete turn for the best. I am so grateful for Heart and the counselors and wonderful loving community of Lavonia who did so much for us ladies. It�s by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do but it�s such a amazing journey. I highly recommend Heart Ministries and highly respect the staff for being so adherent to all our needs and making the experience at heart one to always remember. Special thank you to Donnie Plummer who was my counselor who always went above and beyond to help in any way he could. Today I�m so blessed to be able to build positive relationships and live a healthy lifestyle with the tools heart ministries provided me.
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Megan
4.3
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HEART changed my life, and I continue to have a support system through relationships I built there.
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Betsy
5.0
Excellent
The love and compassion giving to me, is something that I can't put into words. It is my place where Gods love and acceptance is felt through everyone there. I would recommend anyone who is hurting and lost to experience God forgiveness through this program.
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Sharon
4.3
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I was treated very well at Heart. My only complaint was the fact that we couldn't use the dryer. Otherwise, I loved it there.
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Keely
4.3
Great
I found my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Heart. They opened the door to show me all things are possible through Christ. I will always hold a place in my heart for Heart Ministry. Also Neal Story is the most amazing counselor. He is a great role model and gave me a new way of living. I recommend Heart to anyone struggling!
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KY
4.7
Excellent
My daughter made amazing progress at the Heart Campus. The staff are caring professionals who used best practices for treatment along with Biblical principles to help her transform her life. They gave her the structure & limitations needed for her to focus in recovery, while providing her with opportunities for spiritual growth. The only thing that would make this a better program would be for it to be longer & provide transitional sober living component. My husband & I were very impressed with how the program allowed community groups such as a local church to be involved & support the participants. These supports gave my daughter the opportunity to get to know people in long term recovery. Thank you to Penfield for your ministry of healing & Recovery & for helping our daughter to find herself again & our family to heal.
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Thank you so much for your review.
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JEB
3.7
Very Good
I am very pleased with the treatment our daughter at Heart Ministries. The spiritual component of her treatment was beneficial. I appreciated the love and compassion of the Director.
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Thank you for your kind review.
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Jennifer
No Rating
I graduated the program today! I can't say enough wonderful things about Heart! They have helped me get my life back. The counselors and staff are wonderful and care so much. I will be forever grateful to Penfield. We made delicious food here and I would recommend all my family and friends who need this treatment to heart. Thank you to the staff, and servant leaders for taking such good care of me while I was there. Can't wait to come back and visit!
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Thank you for the review. May the Lord continue to bless you along your journey.
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Michel
1.0
This place is for rich people, the kind that give their kid's everything. And end up on dope. They were more interested in getting their money than really reaching out to help real addicts. Very disappointed that they turned a real addicts away because of money. God would never turn his back on a poor person reaching out for help.
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Michel, I am very sorry that you had a negative experience. As people suffering from substance abuse are very important to us, Penfield has a long history of providing treatment to individuals that are unable to pay for services. Under normal circumstances, when a person is unable to pay for services, we first ask that they reach out to their support network in an attempt to raise funds, and depending on the outcome will then attempt to make some type of payment arrangements, if they were unable to raise the funds themselves. If you or your loved one is still in need of treatment, you are welcome to contact me directly at 706-817-4585. God bless
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Carrie
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I had been in contact for several days pleading for help about my addicted daughter. He said all he needed was a medical record ( which we had) and a 30 minute assessment over the phone. When i FINALLY got her to the point of attending this facility, she was turned away because I couldn't come up with $500 for a down payment out of $4500. I PLEADED with this man to let me make payments because she is addicted to many drugs. He told me that, " we have to pay the light bill". IF THIS IS A CHRISTIAN FACILITY, WHO COULD TELL?? I am a Christian and I am DESPERATE TO help my baby, but I NEVER want to act like this "Christian ". We are supposed to live "CHRIST LIKE ". DO YOU THINK JESUS WOULD HAVE TURNED MY DAUGHTER AWAY BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T HAVE $500 ? Pray about that sir.
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Carrie, I am sorry that you had a negative experience. As people that struggle with substance abuse are very important to us, Penfield has a long history of providing treatment to individuals that are unable to pay for services. Under most circumstances, when some one is unable to pay for their treatment, we first request that they reach out to their support networks in an attempt to raise the funds. After doing so, if they have not raised the funds, we historically have attempted to set up payment arrangements for them. If you or your loved one is still seeking treatment you are welcome to contact me directly at 706-817-4585. God bless.
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Micka
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I am completing the program here at HEART this week. I\'m pleased with my counselor for all of her support and guidance through my program. I would say that the campus itself could use some TLC as well as the meals that are provided here on campus. One of the staff members has been a great role model to the girls and is the most caring staff member that there is here at HEART. There needs to be more supportive leadership that she possesses to courage the women here. Thank You
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Thank you so much for your review. Heartfelt responses, such as yours, will help Penfield improve the quality of care that we provide. God bless
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Misty
4.3
Great
I have GROWED so much spiritually and mentally and physically. I thank and Appreciate every single one that was a part of this process.
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Thank you for your review. May the Lord continue to bless you.
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D
4.7
Excellent
Penfield Christian Homes-Heart campus changed my life. I came in a very angry and broken woman. I was spiritually fed in this program and came to understand about addiction through the classes. Today, 3 years later, my life is much different and so rewarding. I will forever be grateful for this wonderful program
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Thank you for sharing your experience here at Penfield. God bless.
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Laura
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The overall experience was amazing here. The community in the surrounding area was such an open and generous support. One of the staff member's classes changed my world and heart. I wouldn\'t change them or her message to us for anything in this world. The support from the office was lacking in a lot of areas. I also did not receive much one on one counseling. But God used this place to change my life.
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It appears that overall you had a wonderful experience at Penfield. As a result of sincere reviews, such as yours, Penfield has the information necessary to make changes where needed. Thank you and God bless.
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Elice
4.0
Great
I love heart ministries it truly saved my life , the staff could be a little more involved in my recovery and be a little more understanding to my personal needs. the servant leaders for the most part really were with me the most through my personal issues and my recovery. The classes truly saved my life and are something I will carry with me forever and another one of the staff members was really here for me she listed to all of my problem and helped me through them. I overall had a great experience and learned a lot about myself, god and my recovery while being here.
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Thank you for your review. There certainly is significate value in a therapeutic group approach. We are pleased that you had a positive experience here at Penfield. May the Lord continue to bless you.
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Victoria
3.3
Good
Great women with a lot of wisdom and amazing testimonies!
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Thank you for sharing. God has gifted each of us with the Holy Bible, the Holy Spirit, and our testimonies. Our past never has to direct our future. God bless.
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SW
4.7
Excellent
Penfield Christian Homes Heart Campus honestly saved my life. One of the female staff member's classes about pity to power have changed my was of thinking and my outlook on my life forever. I will always be grateful for the outpouring of genuine love that I felt from each and every staff member as well as the servant leaders.
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Thank you for sharing your experience here at Penfield. May the Lord bless you along your journey.
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Morgan
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I feel that this experience has changed my life and has greatly benefited myself. My relationship with God has been restored and I have been blessed in obtaining a new life in Christ. Two of the women in particular were outstanding! They made me feel very comfortable when talking about my past and present experiences. My whole experience overall was amazing. I learned to feel my emotions and work through them in a healthy manner. The wall that I have had built so high, for so very long, has now crumbled to the ground! Thank you again for this opportunity! God Bless!
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What an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing. God bless
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HD
1.3
Good price. Great Outside AA meeting but it is only meeting they go to. Little contact with counsellors, terrible food, 1 AA meeting per week. They rely on "servant leaders", who are recent graduates to do 90% of all classes and counseling of clients. Staff does not even attend graduation ceremony. Very disappointed in overall lack of leadership.
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Penfield Christian Homes has long strived to provide excellent service at a minimum cost. While the number off-campus meeting attended by the clientele may vary, each client receives a minimum of eight hours per day of treatment services from qualified substance abuse professionals. Through our unique Christ-centered approach and specialized curriculum, that we have developed over the past 30 years, our program focuses on addiction as a lifestyle-related health problem with biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual dimensions. While Penfield places tremendous value upon our volunteers, it is our dedicated staff that helps ensure that men and women return to a path of productivity, prosperity, and happiness, back to their families, jobs, churches, and communities.
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D
3.3
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Faith based program. Huge community support. Camaraderie among clients is strong. Inadequate counseling services. Not holistic in treatment. It's a really good program but really needs a lot of improvements in the area of counseling and client support.
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We regret that your experience at Penfield was lacking. We strive to provide a program that provides the best quality of care possible. To do so, we rely heavily on reviews such as yours. I would love to have the opportunity to discuss your experience in greater detail. Please feel free to contact me personally. God bless
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Anonymous
3.3
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Faith based. good, small home like place that is faiath based. Program to short and daught had a relapse
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Anonymous
1.7
Strong recovery campus and community. Well trained staff caring about the clients. Christian facility but not pushy. Accepts all women without discrimination. Can not think of any. I worked at Heart for 7 years and know first hand how many women recovered. Great percentage. Also my stepdaughter went through there after I left and has remained sober for 4 yrs.
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Diane
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I thought this was a good, loving, christian place for my loved one, only to find out that they do not stand by what they preach and will out right lie!!!! The Director should be totally ashamed of herself. Very unjust and just out for the money and not the well being for the future of your loved one. I pray to our Lord Jesus this doesn\'t happen to anyone else. May God Bless them all and they truly will know the meaning of Christianity and love. Too much for a family to go through. We will pray for them!!!
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Diane, we are sorry that you are hurt or have feelings that you have been unjustly treated. As we are not aware of the situation that has caused this pain, we would welcome you to contact us directly so that we may discuss it. Penfield is open to taking suggestions on how we may improve the services we provide. We would like to state that our newly appointed Campus Director, is a man of absolute integrity and who cares deeply for every client. As many individuals can confirm, Penfield has a long history of benevolence and strives to provide excellent service at a minimum cost. To ensure the highest level of care possible, we welcome anyone to contact us when there is an issue. We want to help you resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.
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