Tucked away on 33 acres of farmland, the facility is set on a renovated dairy farm that was previously a spa retreat destination. Calling Heartland a retreat is an understatement: with a 3-acre pond onsite and walking paths on the grounds, it's a secluded and soothing escape from the chaos and bustle of a city or even a big town.
Each day the dietary staff prepares hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are able to accommodate for all dietary restrictions, including vegetarian/vegan diets, kosher diets and food allergies. Snacks are available all day, so you are able to eat between meals if you get hungry.
The bedrooms are separated by gender so that everyone feels more comfortable since rooms are shared except in special circumstances. Men and women also have separate living rooms to relax during downtime with television and reading materials related to recovery. You will feel like you’re at home during your stay.
Therapeutic Community Garden
At Heartland, patients can learn about gardening in the therapeutic community garden in spring, summer and fall. The garden is about giving back and taking care of something even if you won't see the results immediately: some patients may plant the seeds of tomatoes that other patients will get to harvest and eat. In addition to learning patience and how to care for plants, working in the garden is soothing and calming for the nerves.
There is a fully equipped gym on campus, allowing you to work out during your stay and practice healthy habits. Physical health often suffers during addiction, and exercise not only helps patients strengthen their bodies but also their minds, giving them another healthy coping mechanism for stress when they leave treatment.