About Harbor House
Founded in 1973 and still changing Lives…
Seeing the need for more affordable and accessible substance abuse treatment options in the Jackson community, Harbor House was founded in 1973 to provide residential treatment services for adult males and females through the efforts of community and business leaders. Our Mission remains to offer a continuum of high quality, affordable, and effective chemical dependency treatment services and programs for adults and their families. Simply put, we aim to assist our clients in finding and living a productive life in recovery regardless of circumstance.
In the 45 years Harbor House has been in operation, we have treated over 16,000 clients along with their families. Over the past 20 years, our agency has made significant changes and achieved milestones that have allowed us to broaden our scope of care and reach further into addressing community needs. Our Agency is charged with providing high quality evidenced-based treatment programs that have been certified by the Department of Mental Health since 1973 and by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2011. Earning these accreditations has provided Harbor House are larger footprint in chemical dependency treatment. Programming is enhanced by a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center established in 2009 that provides training for doctorial psychologist.
In 2000, Harbor House consolidated all programs and services to a 9-acre main campus located on I-55 in Jackson. Currently, the agency boasts a capacity of 90 beds which includes 20 Female Residential beds, 43 Male Residential beds and 27 beds for the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical center. With a recently purchased 73 acres of property, gained through private and public funding, Harbor House will soon expand its services to a much-needed population, Pregnant and Parenting Women. This facility, adjacent to the main campus, will provide 48 beds for the care of clients and their children.
As a chemical dependency treatment facility, we could not ignore the current opioid epidemic in this country that has resulted in over 72,000 deaths nationally in 2017. Recognizing the impact of the opioid epidemic on the surrounding communities, Harbor House recognized the necessity of offering programs focused on this crisis. To address the opioid epidemic, Harbor House has initiated the use of medically assisted treatment programs which combine evidence-based therapies with medication to treat the substance abuse disorder. Our expansion to medical assisted treatment has provided life-saving services to patients with limited support and resources.
Harbor House has and will continue to be a beacon of hope to those in our area that need it most. We provide clients with a safe place to heal, to learn, to revive, and recover. We continue to address the needs of the community and work diligently to provide those services. Harbor House is important to the community because we not only offer services to those with available financial resources, but also to those who have exhausted all financial resources. Harbor House continues to have a tremendous impact on our community in two leading indicators of social wellbeing which are homelessness and crime. Our staff finds great satisfaction in knowing that we have helped a majority of our clients become productive members of society, helped bring our clients to a more spiritually centered life, helped give back to our community, helped to create healthy family environments, and most importantly, tried to help stop the generational addiction problems in their families.