Need treatment? Hope House is here to help.
Hope House accepts applications online (primary method), in person, via fax or telephone, as well as physically mailed applications. It takes approximately two (2) to five (5) business days to process an application for services.
In addition to the application, Hope House will need the following items for you or your loved one to be considered for treatment:
TUBERCULOSiS TEST RESULTS
Also known as a TB or PPD test. The results of this test take three (3) days and can be completed with your physician or your local health department.
- Can't afford a TB test? Contact our office at 706.737.9879 ext. 225
SYPHILIS test results
Also known as a RPR test. The results of this test take 24-48 hours and can be completed with your physician or your local health department.
- Can't afford a RPR test? Contact St. Vincent de Paul at 706.722.3535
Also known as a WG-15 from the Georgia Department of Labor. This is a free form.
- This can also include a recent pay stub, proof of SSI, SSDI, etc.
- Call 706.721.3131 for questions on how to obtain a WG-15 income verification form.
Also known as a picture ID. This can include a driver's license or state identification card.
- This form of identification should not be expired.
- Contact Gap Ministries at 706.722.4408 for assistance with obtaining a Georgia photo ID.
social security card
This can be the physical card or document from the Social Security Administration stating that a replacement card/new card has been applied for.
Homeless verification (if applicable)
This can be a notarized letter from an emergency shelter, agency, church, and/or family member/friend that has provided services, including temporary shelter or hotel rental assistance.
- Please include your last known address or zip code with this letter
*If you complete a hard copy of the application, please also complete and sign the mandatory Augusta Housing Authority form. All forms and additional documents can be faxed to 706.737.9830 with attention to 'Intake.'
After submitting the application (online or hard copy) with additional (required) documentation, please contact Barry Nix at 706.737.9879 ext. 222 or Tracy Jones at 706.737.9879 ext. 207 with any additional questions.
Although many individuals that apply for services at Hope House are court ordered to participate, our agency follows guidelines set forth by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities for services. All programs providing treatment for substance using women give priority for admission in the following order:
1. Pregnant intravenous substance users.
2. Other pregnant substance users.
3. Other intravenous substance users.
4. All other substance users.
Court ordered individuals are not provided a priority level unless they indicate one of the above priority levels, as appropriate.
Our services are provided through contracts, grants, and local donations. While our facility consistently maintains a waiting list for services, Hope House will work with you or your loved one to identify appropriate alternative treatment options, as well as provide interim services. With the above identified priority levels, an estimated wait time cannot be provided to you or your loved one.
In the meantime, you will receive a weekly call from our intake team or a certified peer on staff to provide an update on your admission's status and complete a recovery check in. If you do not hear from us, please ensure we have your correct contact information.
Need support outside of our normal business? Contact the CARES Warm Line at 1-844-326-5400. The CARES Warm Line is a peer-operated, non-emergency telephone support service provided in partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). Telephone lines will be open 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Services are free and all information will remain confidential.
The CARES Warm Line is not a crisis line. If someone is experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, they will be referred directly to the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.
While services (counseling, transportation, etc.) are provided at no cost to participants, individuals that participate in Hope House’s residential and/or intensive outpatient program(s) will have to pay up to 30% of their income (from employment, social security income, etc.) to cover rental expenses while living on campus. Participants are also responsible for the cost of their medications and to use the laundry facilities on site.
If participants are truly indigent, payment arrangements can be made to cover rental expenses at a later date, i.e. back rent, which requires a minimum of 10% of future income to be paid monthly to cover rental expenses. A $200 deposit is required prior to the renting of an apartment. Rents can be paid with check or money order with the participant’s name in the memo line.
ITEMS ALLOWED IN TREATMENT
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN TREATMENT
For the safety of our families and our campus, we ask that new participants have one person to assist with their move in. Items that are dropped off and moved in can be brought to the administrative office for staff to assist with the moving process.
Kitchen/pantry: Milk, Yogurt, sandwich meat, lettuce, salad mix, tomatoes, individual fruit cups, fresh fruit, condiments (ketchup, mayo, mustard), loaf bread, granola bars, graham/Ritz/saltine crackers, peanut butter/jelly, sugar free snacks, sugar (packets), sugar substitute, coffee creamer, decaffeinated coffee, caffeine free drinks - 1 case, bottles water - 2 cases, Gatorade.
Personal Hygiene: Tissue, paper towels, soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, mouth wash (alcohol free), shampoo/conditioner, comb/brush, tampons/maxi-pads, deodorant, lotion, body wash (alcohol free).
Household Items: Twin sheets, 2 pillows, towels, washcloths, paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, alarm clock, radio, light bulbs (40, 60 watts only, pop up toaster.
Personal Items: Clothes (10 outfits), shoes, bra/panties, robe/pajama, bedroom slippers, writing paper, pencil, stamps, envelopes, binder/folder/notebook, cigarettes (1 carton/week).
Cleaning Supplies: Laundry detergent (liquid only), dryer sheets, dish detergent, pine sol, bleach clean up (any brand), air fresheners (no plug in or waxes), trash bags, snack size plastic bags, zip lock bags.
*This list is subject to change as the needs of care, wellness, safety, and security of the participants, staff, and community of Hope House, Inc. are concerned.
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Energy drinks, caffeinated drinks, diet supplements, razors, bath salts (Epsom salt may be approved for special needs), any products that contain alcohol, any items or clothing advertising or promoting the use of alcohol or substance use, hot/cooked foods.
Hope House is a certified THOR intensive recovery residence.