Our Program

Graceway Recovery video

Overview

Since 2003 GraceWay has provided a spiritual solution to a medical disease by adhering to a holistic 12-step evidence based approach to heal from the disease of addiction. We’ve worked with countless women who’ve tried to find sobriety before coming to GraceWay by taking other pathways, only to end up utterly defeated time and time again. At GraceWay, we are dedicated to helping women heal.

Our program was created out of a deep passion to provide authentic, abstinent-based long-term recovery support services. We know that recovery is a process, and it is our goal to provide you with a safe haven while equipping you with the tools needed to live a rewarding life in recovery.

Program Details

We know that recovery is a process, full of ups and downs, and at GraceWay it is our goal to provide a safe and supportive environment while equipping  you with the tools needed to live a rewarding life in recovery.  We expect you to be willing to do things differently and change self-sabotaging behaviors, while we work with you daily to provide the support and accountability necessary to meet you halfway on your journey.

Your stay is individualized and re-evaluated every 30 days, and is determined by your need and degree of participation in the group.

Services Offered:

Individual Recovery Support

While the heart of GraceWay Recovery Residence is based on the 12-step methodology and you will be immersed into working the steps, we also recognize that each woman who enters GraceWay has her own issues that she will need time to work through. We accept women who have substance use disorder, as well as other process addictions such as disordered eating (bingeing/purging/restriction/exercise bulimia), gambling, self-harm, co-dependency, cognitive-behavioral disorders, and women who have been victims of sex trafficking. The counselors will evaluate and document what your individual recovery support service needs are, and then develop a comprehensive individual recovery support plan which will be updated every 30 days during Phase I. This recovery plan not only gives you goals to work towards, but also is tailored specifically to you and targets personal struggles that you need to work through and on, and also monitors progress on achievement of goals and objectives.

Weekly Individuals Sessions

Although you will have access to staff each day, you will also meet with them individually on a weekly basis. During this session, your counselor will coach and essentially mentor you in assessing your current situation, defining your personal goals, and targeting areas for improvement. You will receive one-on-one instruction expanding your knowledge base in relapse prevention strategies, employment preparation, reading comprehension, and writing, and other social skills to promote healthy sober living. You will be supported in creating an effective life-action plan and in understanding triggers that may increase relapse risks as well as in overcoming barriers that may inhibit the recovery process. You will also be assisted in obtaining the necessary life-skills to become productive members of your family, work environment, and communities.

Peer Support Groups

During Phase I, you will receive 4 groups daily. This totals up to 86 hours a week of group time. The majority of these groups are overseen by a trained peer support specialist or counselor and provide an opportunity to talk with one another about your experiences, struggles, and challenges. These will include 12-Step groups and meetings, educational groups on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, and peer support groups. You will learn about ways you have self-sabotaged, patterns, triggers, healthy coping skills, anger management, processing shame, and guilt, enabling behaviors, fear and anxiety, belief system and core values, self-defeating behaviors, relapse triggers, PAWS, and many other topics that will help you in your recovery and living sober.

Nutrition and Exercise

You will not only be provided 3 healthy meals each day, but you will also learn how to prepare and cook these meals for the community. Each morning you will have an allotted time scheduled for exercise. We also have memberships at 2 local gyms and use those memberships for different classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Tabata, etc. You will receive a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of scheduled physical activity each week.

Life Skills Development

The staff provides one-on-one support to develop skills to equip you with the skills needed to succeed in day-to-day life. It consists of non-clinical services that help develop skills in managing life on a daily basis, 24 hours at a time. GraceWay is a homelike setting and you will have daily responsibilities to focus on just as any household would, which includes chores, cooking, caring for the GraceWay dog, Tucker, following a schedule, time management, and learning how to communicate effectively. The end result is substance-free living during the recovery process.

Relapse Prevention

Not only will you learn your patterns involving past relapses, but you will also learn new ways to cope with relapse triggers. You will gain new tools to help navigate the world sober. These tools are what you will learn how to put into action to avoid relapse. We will work with you in group settings, as well as one-on-one to help you develop and maintain this toolkit.

Job Readiness Training

One important, and unique, aspect of our program is the job readiness training. All residents begin employment at The Bread House. The Bread House is a bakery and restaurant that helps sustain GraceWay Recovery Residence and was opened with the mission of providing a safe work environment for the residents when they are ready for this next step in the program. There are many different areas for employment including a kitchen, lunch service, coffee and juice bar, the bakery retail store, an event space, and wholesale baking. This enables the resident to not only learn job readiness and training skills, but also provides them with an opportunity to have a purpose again, become self-sufficient, and become productive members of society. The Bread House provides all-natural, hand-baked goods, and fresh, healthy, and locally-sourced meals. The local community has embraced The Bread House because they know that they are helping to enable countless women to obtain the help they need to live the empowered lives they desire and deserve through the GraceWay recovery program. The end goal of this training is to help residents become financially responsible and independent.

24/7 Staff Support

With a combined total of 49 years of sobriety, the staff at GraceWay Recovery Residence is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We are dedicated to helping you not only learn how to live sober, but also in reaching your goals.

Family Workshops

We encourage each family member to attend at least 6 AlAnon meetings before the first workshop. We offer these workshops every 6-8 weeks and during this time you will be able to spend time with your loved one and participate in a family session with your loved one and counselor.

Transportation

You will be provided transportation support via staff for the purposes of accessing job interviews, medical appointments, group outings, and any other activity that supports your recovery.

Random Drug Screens

GraceWay is a level 2 & 3 recovery residence through the National Alliance for Recovery Residences.

GraceWay is able to keep its all-inclusive program affordable because of loyal donors, fundraisers, and community support.

Program Fees: $3,500 (monthly)

Our program has all-inclusive fees associated with admission. The cost of monthly tuition is $3500 each month for Phase I. This breaks down to about $116 per day and includes daily peer groups (total of 4 each day), in house 12-step meetings, staffing 24/7, weekly individual sessions, utilities, weekly recreational activities, all food costs, all personal items including dove shampoo and conditioner, dove deodorant, dove bar soap, dove body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, face cleanser, soap, razors, laundry detergent, linens and towels, feminine products, paper, notebooks, pens, art supplies, AA and NA books, and outings.

Admission Fee: $500 (first month only)

A one-time admission fee of $500 is added to the first month’s program fee as payment for the intake process.

Intake Assessment:

  • Intake Coordination (Sending acceptance/admission letters, collaboration with mandating/supervising parties/family)
  • Orientation to Program (review of intake documents, policies, and procedures, group scheduling, etc.)
  • Full Panel, In-House Tested Drug/Alcohol Screening
  • Initial Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment
  • Initial Personalized Recovery Plan
Personal Monies: $200 (monthly)

This money will be help in your personal account in the office so that staff can purchase you cigarettes if you smoke, or if you have a need that is not already included in what we provide (for example contact solution, etc.). We ask for families to provide $200 to their loved ones personal money account for the above reasons.

For information about a price schedule, please contact GraceWay.

Have any questions?

CONTACT:
Please call us anytime. Someone is available to help 24/7.

(229) 446-7800 (admissions)
(229) 446-4550 (administrative)

GRACEWAY RECOVERY RESIDENCE:
412 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA  31701

THE WAY SOBER LIVING APARTMENTS:
416 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA  31701

The Bread House

The Bread House is our health-conscious bakery and farm to table restaurant that’s located just a block away from GraceWay. The Bread House exists to employ our residents in a wholesome, temptation-free environment and helps to financially sustain our mission. At The Bread House, residents gain confidence through trying their hands at various trades and learn the values of both teamwork and hard work. It has proven to be a very therapeutic aspect of our program. The idea behind The Bread House embodies a main principle of GraceWay- Wholesome Living.