Freedom House is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services as an Intensive Residential Drug treatment program. It opened in 1993 and has beds for 30 men.
The focus of this program is for men to develop the skills to achieve abstinence and maintain recovery from drug addiction. This means that treatment addresses all aspects of the person: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. The average length of stay is six to nine months. Men who complete this program leave with a plan in place for continued recovery, usually with an outpatient drug treatment provider. Other services are needed as well to support education, employment, mental health, physical health, parenting,and housing needs.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Men must have a diagnosis of chemical dependency. The most frequent diagnoses are alcohol, cocaine and heroin addiction. The majority of men also have mental health and physical health problems. Examples include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, personality disorders, HIV, AIDS, diabetes, high blood pressure, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, ulcers, migraines, etc.
Men in need of this level of care must, by regulation, “need substantial social habilitation or rehabilitation and have demonstrated an inability to remain abstinent outside of a highly structured setting.” Many times this means previous non-compliance or relapse in outpatient services. It also means deficits in education and employment, poor health care, poor problem solving and planning skills, poor social skills, a pattern of violent or abusive relationships, and lack of healthy family support.
FEES: The cost for this program is provided by third party funding from Monroe County Department of Human Services (DHS), or SSI/SSD, self-pay or private insurance.. Food Stamps are also a portion of the program’s revenue. OASAS certifies this program as eligible for Congregate Care Level II funds that come from DHS.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS: Rochester Metro area
INTAKE PROCESS: Contact Program Manager at (585) 232-1840, ext. 120 or Intake Coordinator John Barbaro at (585) 232-1840, ext. 116. Download our Admission Referral Letter (PDF).
OTHER INFORMATION: Download a comparison of our Residential Treatment Services vs. Community Residence Halfway House.