Men and women come into one of our large homes to become stable and work towards sobriety. Over time, with positive behavior, maturity, and financial stability, participants can earn the opportunity to become leaders and house managers and help others who are coming into the program gain the same success. This has shown to be crucial for people in recovery.
Each of our homes is truly a home with decor, furnishings, and a television in each room. A washer and dryer are provided on site, and a full kitchen with two or three refrigerators and ample pantry space makes for a comfortable and accommodating experience. Additionally, we have an open door policy for anyone who would like to drop in to see how we operate day-to-day. We welcome everyone to see how the homes operate normally, not just when someone is visiting.
All residents are expected to keep their personal areas clean, and do their share of chores to keep the house clean organized and inviting at all times.
We are not a lockdown facility. Our residents are expected to maintain employment, attend classes, improve themselves, maintain sobriety, attend religious services, and volunteer to give back to the community. We will hold residents accountable for their actions with zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, fighting, or stealing. We expect all residents to pay weekly fees and to stay current or ahead on their bills.
We believe it is of great value for people to learn financial responsibiltiy and self-sufficiency. Both are essential to success in the community and all areas of life. When participants come into the program they agree to the program rules regarding community living, sobriety, and fees. They make a commitment to the program, other participants, and themselves. When participants fail to honor their commitment in one area, it impacts the others.
For example, a resident drinking or using while in the program puts others at risk for relapse. A resident not paying their fees can also hurt others in the home if the program cannot meet basic expenses. It is also disrespectful to expect that others in the program will take on the expense while one or two people have no responsibility. That sets up a very unhealthy dynamic in the home and program.
Our residents pay to be in the program. Because we are self-funded, our homes rely on the fees of the clients to continue to operate. We pay everything: rent, utilities, cable, internet, maintenance, repairs, trash service, appliances, lawn maintenence, insurance, company van (gas, maintenance, insurance), paper supplies for home, linens, classes, furniture, administrative costs etc. from our client fees.