1436 Shelby Street Louisville, KY 40217 Intake: (502) 635-4530

1025 2nd Street Louisville, KY 40203 Intake: (502) 635-4530

8467 N Hwy 421 Manchester, KY 40962 Intake: (606) 658-8050

Find Freedom Now Without Being Separated From Your Children

Beating substance use disorder is hard enough, but with children or a baby on the way it might feel impossible. But at Freedom House you’re not alone.

Our comprehensive program is personally tailored to meet you and your family’s needs. Our compassionate team provides connections, resources, and education to help you build a long-lasting foundation for a life filled with health and happiness.

Recovery isn’t easy, and it’s a long road ahead, but we will be with you and your family every step of the way. Take back control, and find the substance-free life you and your family deserve.

Our Treatment Philosophy

  • We recognize that one size does NOT fit all and everyone’s pathway to treatment and recovery might be somewhat different. We pride ourselves in the fact that we individualize treatment and tailor it to the needs of the client.
  • We value research-driven, evidence-based treatment interventions that integrate the sciences of medicine, therapy, and spirituality.
  • We know that addiction is complex- as complex as the people and families it affects.
  • We know that addiction is not a moral failing.
  • We understand one common thread connects almost everyone we serve: trauma. We know that helping clients address trauma and underlying issues increases their chances of long-term sobriety and success.
  • We not only treat substance use disorders, but also help clients and their families address all other related issues they may face.

Ways to help

Items we need

  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Baby clothes
  • Toys for babies and toddlers
  • Clothes for mothers
  • Gift cards to budget-friendly stores that carry baby supplies

Gift cards can be mailed or delivered to our main offices at 570 S. 4th Street, Suite 100,  Louisville, KY 40202. 

If you would like to organize a collection drive to benefit our Freedom House moms please contact Diamond Stewart at DiamondS@voamid.org or (502) 636-4638 for more information.

As always you can make a monetary donation directly to VOA Mid-States by clicking the red “DONATE” button at the top right of your screen. 

A Powerful, Proven Approach

  • Allow all children under 18 to stay with you. There is no limit on the number of children you can bring.
  • Medications for opioid use disorder (such as Suboxone or Vivitrol) available.
  • Visitation with children outside of custody
  • Opportunity to work up to 32 hours per week during the third phase of the program
  • CPS qualified parenting classes
  • Guidance to develop a birth plan
  • Support to create a reunification plan
  • Services for parenting and child care
  • Classes for life skills, nutrition, and vocational training
  • Education for drug and alcohol dependency
  • Individual and group therapy provided by licensed mental health professionals, who work with a maximum of 12 clients each.
  • Targeted case management services
  • Meetings with certified Peer Support Specialists, who use their lived experience with substance use disorder to help others on the path to recovery.

Treatment that Works

Using an evidenced-based clinical services model of recovery and holistic, family-centered treatment, Freedom House addresses the cycle of addiction with children while simultaneously treating their mothers. Since its creation in 1993, over 300 babies have been born drug-free to women in the program, ensuring a healthy start to their lives.

  • 84% of Freedom House Louisville clients saw an increase in visitations or were reunited with their children.
  • 96% of Freedom House Manchester clients saw an increase in visitations or were reunited with their children.
  • 100% of infants increased in birth weight at follow-up appointments.
  • Over 300 healthy babies have been born throughout Freedom House’s history
  • 94% of Freedom House Louisville clients were satisfied with services.
  • 87% of Freedom House Manchester clients were satisfied with services.
  • 98% of respondents indicated they benefited from the services.

* 2023 Client Survey Data

Building a Foundation for the Future

Recovery doesn’t stop after your stay, which is why VOA has built a strong Freedom House alumni network. Both locations have an alumni coordinator, who you’ll start meeting with during your first week in treatment. Our alumni coordinators provide ongoing support, doing things like leading alumni mutual self-help groups, sending cards for birthdays and sobriety anniversaries, and sharing resources on a special Facebook page.

VOA also has transitional housing for Freedom House graduates. You and your children can stay for up to two years. You’ll continue to receive individual and group care. Child care options empower you to work, attend school, or volunteer.

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Find a Freedom House near you.

Freedom House | Second St.     Freedom House | Shelby St.     Freedom House | Manchester 

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