Who does Freedom House serve?
Freedom House provides services and treatments to children ages 3 and up, adolescents, women and men, as well as family therapies. Freedom House is an equal opportunity provider and adheres to our non-discrimination policy.
What treatments and services are available?
Our services include detoxification, mobile crisis management and facility-based crisis services, short and long-term residential rehabilitation/halfway houses, intensive outpatient, criminal justice resource center, aftercare, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, integrated primary medical health care, and community intervention support.
Clients come to Freedom House for mental health disorders and illnesses or substance abuse and addiction. Often our clients have co-occurring disorders.
What is a co-occurring disorder?
Clients who have a diagnosed substance abuse disorder and a diagnosed mental illness are considered to have a co-occurring disorder. Clients with a co-occurring disorder undergo treatment for both disorders simultaneously for a successful recovery. Our continuum of care allows for a client’s needs to be addressed in a consistent and coordinated manner.
What is unique about Freedom House’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic?
Our Chapel Hill clinic is a free-standing, dedicated clinic for children 18 years and under. Our young clients often have a behavioral problem, a diagnosed mental illness or substance abuse/addiction. We also provide services and support for children who have a parent with a substance abuse or mental health diagnosis. Services include individual/family therapy, parent training and support, art and play therapy and nature outings. We also provide intensive in-home therapy where our professional staff travels to a child’s home.
What is comprehensive or holistic person-centered care?
Our clients enter treatment with an array of issues related to primary medical health care, housing, employment, educational attainment and transportation. We believe that full recovery comes from addressing all relevant issues through strong case-management and discharge planning. By addressing the issues of the whole person, we give clients the best opportunity to become a full and productive member of society.
What makes Freedom House special?
Freedom House is one of the few providers in North Carolina that offers a full continuum of care and offers services to children and adults regardless of ability to pay. This means clients can transition from one level of care to the next within the same organization. In 2013, we served over 10,000 clients, including 1,500 children and adolescents.
Is Freedom House a nonprofit agency?
Yes. Freedom House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a volunteer governing Board of Directors. An Advisory Board, including former clients and community representatives, advises the Board of Directors on ways to improve services. Freedom House has a staff of more than 200 employees, including licensed clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and psychiatrists.
What type of payment does Freedom House accept?
Freedom House participates with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid and Medicare and bills all private insurance. We offer services on a sliding fee scale based on financial criteria for clients without benefit coverage.
What if I have trouble paying for my treatment?
Because Freedom House is a nonprofit agency, grants and private donations allow Freedom House offer help to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Please contact the center or clinic in your area for more information.