Who is eligible for treatment at Bethany Hall?

Women over 18 years of age are eligible for
treatment. Bethany Hall is a residential therapeutic
center for those who need and qualify for this
treatment model.

How long does treatment last?

Because clients need constant, long-term therapeutic
care, the Bethany Hall program lasts approximately
nine months. During that time, clients receive
7-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day treatment. After a client completes the residential component, she moves into
the transitional component of the program. During this transition clients work full-time and maintain an apartment adjacent to the facility.

How long has Bethany Hall been in operation?

Bethany Hall was established in 1970 and has served more than 1,800 women.

Is Bethany Hall a state program?

Bethany Hall is a nonprofit, private treatment center. The program is licensed by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

What if the woman in need is pregnant or has children?

Unlike some other residential programs, Bethany Hall allows pregnant women to participate and does not separate mothers from children already born. For those women, special programs such as Bethany’s Women with Children Program and the Prenatal Program can provide the support they need.

Why is the program open to women only?

Many of the women in Bethany Hall’s program have not only accumulated the damage of substance abuse, but have suffered from physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well. For reasons of safety, and to limit distraction from the goal of recovery, a single gender program is the most effective.

How is Bethany Hall funded?

Public funding and grants cover only a portion of the cost of treatment at Bethany Hall. Bethany Hall must also rely on the donations of private individuals and organizations. Please consider making a generous gift today.

Why should I help these women? Haven’t they brought their problems on themselves?

The disease of addiction may be the most complex and misunderstood disorder afflicting the human race. It is almost impossible for those who do not know the disease to imagine. Addiction, once in progress, virtually eliminates the capacity to make meaningful choices about the use of alcohol and drugs. In a very real sense, the addicted person does not have any choice about using the very substance that is destroying their life.

Once in treatment and free from the addictive substance, the capacity to make choices is carefully reconstructed. The recovering addict can become a person capable of making sound decisions and good choices.

Without treatment, the addict is left at the mercy of the advancing addictive disease. Now devoid of the capacity to make healthy choices, the addict will often become completely disenfranchised, homeless, or incarcerated in the correctional system. These outcomes result in enormous cost to everyone in the community – far greater than the cost of treatment.