Valley Hope of Atchison, Atchison, Kansas

Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in Kansas
1816 N 2nd St
Atchison, KS, 66002

Overview of Valley Hope of Atchison

Valley Hope of Atchison is a nonprofit organization that has been providing treatment to people who are suffering from substance use disorder since 1967. This facility is located in Atchison just 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Kansas City. This treatment center is part of the bigger unit Valley Hope Association.
The facility believes that no two individuals can be similar and hence, the treatment cannot be either. It should be varied from one person to the other based on their gender, age, mindset, relationships, and the substance abuse extent. Valley Hope of Atchison provides residential treatment, day treatment, and medically monitored detox in a quiet and rural setting.
The treatment program at this facility lasts about 21-30 days along with an on-site detox program if needed. Before that, an individual has to go through a nursing assessment, physical exam, psychological screening assessment, and psycho-social history so that the facility can formulate the treatment based on the individual’s needs and requirements.
The mission of Valley Hope of Atchison is to offer a quality continuum of comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment and other related services in a suitable environment at an affordable price to all people who are experiencing drug and alcohol use problems.

Accommodation and Food

Valley Hope of Atchison can house about 65 individuals in its campus-like setting at a given time. Clients reside in dorm-like rooms where a room is shared by two patients. Rooms are furnished with twin beds along with matching dressers. The campus offers spectacular views of the Missouri River. In the campus, clients can take a stroll all around during their leisure hours and hence, make a connection with natural surroundings.
This facility believes that nourishment is also a vital part of its individual’s stay. Nutritious and home-style meals are prepared by the dietary staff three times a day. The meals are served in a cafeteria-style in the dining area, which is situated at a short distance from the residential unit. Clients can also enjoy soups, cereals, and salads if they do not feel like eating the main course someday.

Treatment Options at Valley Hope of Atchison

At Valley Hope of Atchison, clients are treated for a wide range of treatment options. Some of the treatment options available at this facility include the following:

  • Detoxification
  • Outpatient Program
  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Fly to Recovery
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Family Intensive Treatment (FIP)
  • Evidence-based Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Therapy Choices at Valley Hope of Atchison

Valley Hope of Atchison offers several therapy options to provide a high-end treatment to its clients. The therapy choices that one gets at this facility are listed as follows:

  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Live Group Session
  • Individual Therapy
  • Online Group Discussion
  • Education Session
  • Pastoral Session
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention

Payment Options and Insurances

One can pay for the treatment at this facility through self-pay, MasterCard, Visa, check or various insurance plans. Valley Hope of Atchison is covered by most insurance providers and some of them include the following:

  • Aetna
  • Mental Health Network
  • First Health
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • HealthChoice
  • Oklahoma Health Network
  • Midlands Choice
  • Managed Health Network


Licensed by the Joint Commission

Valley Hope of Atchison’s Amenities

Valley Hope of Atchison offers adequate time to let clients soak up a large dose of therapy and treatment. This facility is the best option for those who cannot afford a luxurious rehab but still can enjoy 12-step based treatment at a reasonable rate.
The campus of Valley Hope of Atchison also includes a basketball court, volleyball area, and a swimming pool. There is a special on-site massage arrangement that needs to be paid by clients who want to enjoy this service. However, patients are provided with smoking breaks in between but caffeine is strictly not allowed at this facility.

About Valley Hope’s Staff

A dedicated team of professionals keeps on working to sustain a long term recovery of their clients with the help of proven therapies and other important tools. Valley Hope of Atchison’s multidisciplinary team includes chaplains, psychologists, counselors, physicians, and nurses. All these staff members work together so as to meet the mental, physical, spiritual, and social demands of an individual. Some of the celebrated members of this facility include:

Pat George

Pat George is serving the team of Valley Hope of Atchison from the past 15 years and got appointed as Chief Executive Officer in July 2015. He is a member of the Kansas House of Representative from six years. He served as vice-chairman for the Vision 2010 Committee.

Patrick Hall
Executive Vice President

Patrick Hall joined the Valley Hope team in 2013 as clinical supervision at Norton facility. He got appointed as Executive Vice President in 2018. Before that, he has worked as Corporate Clinical Supervisor, then Vice President of Clinical Services, and lastly as Vice President of Research. He received a Doctorate degree from Wheaton College in Clinical Psychology.

Christopher Wilkins
Interim Director of Administration

Christopher Wilkins works as Interim Director of Administration at Valley Hope. He is also the founding member of the Loyola Recovery Foundation in New York. He has launched an initiative to propagate ACHESS. He received his master’s degree from Seton Hall University in health administration.

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