There is absolutely zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol including synthetics use or possession. Any infraction of this rule will result in immediate dismissal from NBS Program and property thereof.
Residents who take controlled prescription medications will be required to relinquish their medications to NBS Staff who will secure medications in the office safe upon arrival in the NBS program. Medications will be dispensed by NBS staff once daily at: 7PM.
All residents are subject to random drug testing and/or BAT (Blood Alcohol Test) without notice and with or without cause or explanation. Refusal to submit to testing will be treated in the same manner as having submitted a positive test result: The resident will be immediately dismissed from the NBS property. Resident, likewise, will be considered to have submitted a positive test if they should leave the property at any time for any reason before having submitted to testing. Note: when resident submits urine sample for screening they must do so with the bathroom door open and not flush the toilet until the sample has be physically passed to the NBS staff conducting the test.
There is absolutely zero tolerance for violence, threats of violence, intimidation, or theft at NBS. Violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the NBS Program and the property thereof. Note: Criminal charges (when applicable) may result from violation of this policy.
Borrowing or loaning money, or the solicitation thereof, is prohibited within the NBS Program in that such practices can, and frequently do, lead to misunderstandings and conflict between individuals and program members in general.
Weapons of any sort are strictly prohibited (zero tolerance) in a resident’s individual possession, in their rooms, or on NBS property. Such weapons include but are not limited to firearms, ammunition, knives with blade length in excess of four inches, etc.
Pornographic materials of any sort are prohibited in a resident’s individual possession, in their rooms, or on NBS Property. Such materials include but are not limited to magazines, movies, computer downloads, phone downloads, drawings, etc.
All residents are subject to search of their person, their personal belongings, and their rooms and surrounding areas at any time without cause or explanation. Failure to submit to search will be treated in the same manner as having been found in possession of Zero Tolerance items resulting in immediate dismissal from the NBS Program and the property thereof.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
Residents must keep personal belongings and personal areas neat, clean, and orderly at all times.
Residents must make their beds daily.
Residents must shower at least once daily (No exceptions).
Residents must wash and put away their own personal eating utensils after each use (i.e.plates, bowls, cups, silverware, etc).
Residents are responsible for washing and folding their own linens (sheets, blankets, pillowcases, towels, washrags).
Residents are authorized to wash three loads of laundry per week in the on-site laundry facilities, which allows for two loads of personal laundry and one load of personal linens. Sheets and bedding must be washed once per week.
Residents are asked to turn lights off when they are finished using them and/or leaving the room.
Residents are required to be out of bed by 6 AM and remain so until 3PM unless authorized by a staff member except for Saturday and Sunday. Residents who have outside employment are exempt.
Lights out will be at 10:30PM every night, except Friday and Saturday nights when this time is extended until midnight (12AM). Lights out Friday and Saturday is 11:30pm
Curfew is 7:00 PM nightly for all residents within their first 30 days in the NBS Program. Curfew is extended to 10pm after first 30 days. Midnight (12AM) on Friday and Saturday for residents who’ve been in the program for 30 or more days. Curfew means residents are inside the residence rather than just on the property. All Guests must be off the property 30 minutes prior to curfew. Friday and Saturday curfew changed to 11pm
After 30 days, with fees caught up and chores completed, residents are eligible for overnight passes once each week with staff approval.
Radios, I-Pods, and other personal entertainment devices must be used with the accompaniment of personal headphones so as not to disturb fellow residents with extraneous noise.
Residents must actively seek gainful employment (except those residents who receive disability benefits or are otherwise employed). Employment search is subject to verification by NBS staff.
Residents must sign out/in on provided log sheet when leaving/arriving on property. Log will include time out/in, destination, and resident initials or signature.
Residents must attend a minimum of three scheduled meetings/classes per week. This includes a minimum of one sobriety/support related class (i.e., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous) meeting each week.
Residents are required to perform house chores daily as assigned by NBS staff. Chores are to be a priority over anything other than work meetings, court/parole appearances, or medical appointments.
Residents must attend a minimum of one outside religious service (i.e., church, synagogue, Bible study) each week.
Residents are individually responsible for the weekly planning sheet document for chores, meetings, financials, and related staff signatures. If documentation is not recorded the information will not be counted. Also, loss of weekly planning sheet will result in an initial fine of $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, and dismissal for the third offense.
When answering the house phone, residents are asked to do so politely and professionally (greeting the caller in a kindly, helpful manner by identifying oneself then transferring the call or taking a message, which includes the call back number and any message the caller wishes to leave and the time/date of call).
Failure to comply with house rules and regulations will result in serious sanctions and/or penalties, including but not limited to, fines, additional chores, or termination from NBS Sanctuary.
Residents terminated from NBS Sanctuary must collect their personal belongings (under staff supervision) within 1 hour of said termination. Any belongings not collected within 1 hour of termination will be considered donations to NBS.
NO RELATIONSHIPS FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST 30 DAYS! You need time to work on yourself before you can have any success at a relationship. Family is welcome to visit, but spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends etc. need to respect and support your recovery by understanding that you need this time.
Residents will be required to volunteer every Sunday for their first 30 days at Church at the Center. After thirty days, residents are expected to volunteer from time-to-time and participate in all New Beginning Sanctuary group activities. The only acceptable exception will be work or a death in family. Participation is an important part of recovery.
If a resident is behind, no matter how much, 75% of their income will go to pay fees. Initial fees are non-refundable. Residents who get 3 weeks behind are immediately terminated.