Following the efforts of Judge Beverly Fitzpatrick in the 1960s to provide services and support for alcoholics in the Roanoke Valley, Bethany Hall opened its doors in 1970 to serve the needs of alcohol-addicted women.
Today, Bethany Hall is a board licensed 14- bed residential facility that offers high intensity substance abuse treatment for women, including those who are pregnant or postpartum, for lengths of stay up to 120 days. Bethany Hall utilizes a therapeutic community approach, which is an evidence based program that focuses on the behavioral aspects of addiction, including accepting responsibility, planning and goal-setting and developing a positive value system. This is achieved through individual, group, and family counseling sessions, as well as other essential life skills training that is provided in collaboration with other nonprofits in the community.
Bethany Hall is one of only three residential facilities in Virginia that allow infants to remain with their mothers while in treatment. We believe that inpatient programs enhanced by a parenting approach can lead to improved recovery outcomes for mothers and positive behavioral and emotional development for infants.