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Penfield Christian Homes, Inc. — Heart Campus

1150 Bear Creek Road, Lavonia, Georgia, 30553
Penfield Christian Homes offers hope to women suffering from the disease of addiction. Our faith-based rehabilitation treatment facility believes that recovery is possible through spiritual renewal, and strives to help women reclaim their health, happiness, and inner peace. Treatment addresses the whole person, body, mind and spirit, by assisting clients to bring these areas into balance by cultivating a personal relationship with God that provides them with the ability to nurture relationships with family, friends, and others.

Facility Highlights

  • Counselors are professionally competent and are certified as Addiction Counselors by state, national certification boards
  • We are licensed by the State of Georgia as a Residential Intensive Drug Treatment Program.
  • We have a therapeutic community that encourages Christian discipleship, the development of recovery attitudes, and personal accountability.

Specialization

  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

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Meet the Staff

  • Donnie Plummer, CAC-I
    Donnie Plummer, CAC-IHeart Campus Director
    Donnie has been in the addiction and mental health field for the past 31 years. Since 2001, he has maintained certification as an Addiction Counselor. Donnie is trained in Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Critical Debriefing, Domestic Violence Counseling, Family Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling for both adults and adolescents. Donnie has experience in recreational therapy as well as mental health and has attended numerous training and workshops during his career. Donnie also serves on the GACA Board of Directors where he is serving Region 4 for his third term.

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Most of the \"Group Leaders\" work there in exchange for room and board, as well as sleep and eat among you, and are previous \"Graduates\" of the 6-8 week program. No one is qualified to actually help women to figure out WHY we are doing the drinking or drugging (which is unique to all of us), and that is the single most important ingredient towards actual sobriety. It is merely a detox and weight gain program, not nearly long enough to return to the circumstances which most of us left. We were put to work as the maid service to the whole compound, were not allowed ANY access to the cozy looking rooms with sofas and wing back chairs shown in the pictures and MONITORED for 1 cup of coffee/day. (If my new drug were coffee, maybe i\'da stayed away from alcohol...) Not allowed by my building Group Leader to use brush teeth or even use the bathroom before the Group morning prayer ritual. Our days were lived out in a classroom with occasional discussions held in the finished basement area. Sometimes outside church types would come in and minister to us, that was cute but wholly ineffective for a real-life-change. Many of the enrollees are avoiding jail, and are therefore not serious. For the cost, which I think is twice what it\'s worth, look around some more.
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Started out great, but the backstabbing and lies along with unqualified counselors make this a FARCE.
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Best place to be, when you need treatment, amazing team, treatment plan helps you to continue your treatment after you leave, wonderful place that have saved many lives!
Jordan
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My experience at heart ministries was truly my saving grace. I found the love and support that I needed with other women who could relate to what I was going through without judgement. My relationship with God grew tremendously and I learned how to live a healthy sober life while having fun and making new friends that I still stay in contact with even after leaving. The program gives you a good sense of living in a healthy community and discipline. To take responsibility for your own actions and to realize that there are always consequences if you do something wrong. You fight past not only your addiction but other deep matters that may have caused your addiction or create other personality defects in your life. Amazing program with amazing people.
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They had an open environment for learning, healing and allowed the community to love on us through programs and visits.