A CARF-Accredited Halfway House Program in Grand Island, Nebraska

The Friendship House halfway house assist males aged 19 and above with support and supervision needed to help them on the road to recovery from substance abuse. We offer room and board at affordable rates with guidance and treatment from experienced counselors that are truly dedicated to helping patients improve.
Residents of the Friendship House commit to 6-12 months in our structured and supportive environment as they learn to use the tools they gained through treatment and navigate the difficulties of early recovery, including finding and maintaining employment, rebuilding family relationships, addressing past trauma, resolving legal issues, and building healthy peer relationships. It is only after a solid foundation of support has been established that allows many people maintain the disciplined lifestyle that recovery requires.
In order to qualify for services, an individual must have successfully completed residential treatment within the past 12 months and have a current substance use evaluation and diagnosis. The Halfway House program consists of a minimum 6-month commitment, with an option to extend treatment to a full year. Services provided include room and board, weekly individual and group counseling, 24-hour on-site support and on-call counseling, accountability to community-based supports (such as AA/NA/Celebrate Recovery), and we also offer the option of transitioning to our sober-living home upon successful completion of our Halfway House program. At the Friendship House, we understand that recovery is not a one-time decision, but rather a daily commitment to making good decisions, promoting healthy relationships, and ultimately developing lifelong habits that center around sobriety.

Admission Criteria

Patients must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Halfway House program:
  • Must Be Male, Aged 19 and Above
  • Must Be A Resident of Nebraska
  • Must Be Clinically Diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder
  • Must Complete a Screening Interview
  • Must Be Able to Give Consent for Treatment
  • Must Be Able and Willing to Follow All House Rules and Responsibilities
  • Must Be Able to and Willing to Work or Volunteer at least 35 Hours Per Week
  • Patient's Counselor Must Submit a Referral for Services

Exclusionary Criteria

  • Individual is a Registered Sex Offender or charged with a rime that could result in registry.
  • Individual is medically fragile or otherwise unable to care for his own daily living activities.
  • Individual is not a citizen of Nebraska, the U.S. or is a legal alien.
  • Individual is unable to work and/or does not have income required to cover room and board costs.

Halfway House Fees

Fees for room and board in the halfway house are $15.00 per day. An additional co-pay may be billed, depending on taxable monthly income less any liabilities and the number of family members that are dependent on that taxable income. Room and board includes:
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Cable TV
  • Washer and Dryer Facilities
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Local Telephone Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer for Resident Use
  • YMCA Membership
Halfway house clients are responsible for payment of rent by cash or money order.