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About Bethany Hall

Mission Statement

Bethany Hall is a residential treatment program
for adult women recovering from substance abuse.
Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive and
healing environment for women in early stages of
recovery as they acquire the tools for independent
living. In existence since 1970, we are licensed
for fourteen beds by the Virginia Department of
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance
Abuse. In the year 2000, we implemented the use
of therapeutic community concepts.

We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs
of our clients:

We emphasize that this is not a time-limited program. It is not unusual for clients to remain here longer or finish earlier based on each individual’s progress. We provide staff supervision 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Weekly aftercare groups are available for those who graduate from the program.

Bethany Hall combines a strong therapeutic program with an emphasis on the 12-step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Individual and group therapy sessions often focus on the major recovery themes for women, including self-esteem, family-of-origin issues, interpersonal relationships, sexual abuse, co-dependency, parenting issues, and sexuality. In addition to the emotional work of recovery, we also focus on the behavioral aspects, including accepting responsibility, meeting deadlines, planning and goal-setting, and behavioral congruence with values. All residents are expected to contribute to a confrontative and supportive peer group environment and to take responsibility for assigned chores. Restoring one’s physical health is emphasized through regular exercise and a balanced diet that restricts sugar and caffeine consumption. In addition, our nurse case manager monitors each individual’s health and promotes preventative as well as maintenance of health and well-being through connection with various resources in the community. Residents are expected to attend at least five AA/NA meetings weekly and have the opportunity of attending additional meetings.

The program is structured into six phases and three transitional phases. This ensures that each resident addresses her recovery issues in a comprehensive manner. Residents are usually permitted to begin part-time work after approximately 3 months. Again, this is individualized according to the progress of each client. For example, a resident may be referred to the Department of Rehabilitative Services for vocational evaluation. They sometimes provide educational funding for clients who are motivated, progressing well in aftercare, and who show promise for success in a particular field. Any client who has not completed high school or a GED is encouraged to pass the GED test prior to beginning employment. Classes for the GED are often available within walking distance.

The Bethany Hall staff consists of the Executive Director, two Therapists, a Program Specialist, Nurse Case Manager, a Residential Counselor, Residential Service Provider, and Weekend Relief Staff who supervise the program during nights and weekends.

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