Grace House

Serving Maryland

Level 3.1 Low Intensity Treatment Home For Adult Males With Substance Use Disorder




Grace House will schedule an initial intake appointment to determine if our residential treatment program is a correct fit for the individual.  If not, an appropriate referral will be given to the individual.  After approval for admission, the client will receive a “bed date”.  Eligibility criteria for admission includes males 18 years of age and older, a diagnosis of substance use disorder, and co-occurring mental health conditions are stable and appropriately treated.  We accept referrals from rehab programs, jails, the criminal justice system, other treatment providers and/or self-referral.  We accept Medicaid as a payment method.  The average length of stay is approximately 6 months but can last up to 1 year.  Grace House operates on a three-phase system.  Clients are expected to follow a structured schedule that includes being out of bed, showered, clothed, and beds made by 8:30am Mon-Fri.  Breakfast must be eaten by 8:45am weekdays.  Lights out at 11pm.

ASAM level 3.1 Residential Phase System

Phase 1 “What Got Me Here?” is an orientation phase that lasts approximately 30 days where the client commits to recovery at Grace House.  This phase is most restrictive, involving a 2-week blackout period of no phones or visitation passes.  During this phase, clients are provided additional prompts and reminders about expectations and rules related to Grace House.  In phase 1, clients identify circumstances and self-awareness that led to admission to Grace House.  Initial person centered plan and transition plan is developed with individual client-centered involvement at admission and reviewed every 60 days thereafter.  During phase 1, access to wraparound services will be coordinated with the client, as applicable.  Spiritual and physical health activities may include church services and gym memberships.

Phase 2 – “Thinking About Change” will encompass recovery skills, relapse prevention and emotional coping skills utilizing evidence-based curriculum and client-centered substance abuse counseling.  This phase may include educational/trade training, life skills programs, self-help groups, and referral to peer counseling, as well as other programs.  Client can secure employment through meeting person centered plan goals and at the discretion of the clinical team.

Phase 3 – “Preparing and Taking Action on Change” will focus on reintroducing the persons served into the community with the goal of improving recovery and coping skills to lead to independent living.  As a part of the person centered plan, Grace House refers individuals to the Western Maryland Consortium program for continued education including GED and/or trade school, job training, and Workforce Development opportunities.  The treatment team will assess continuing and transitional criteria every month.