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 many people are able to maintain the disciplined lifestyle that recovery requires.
In order to be eligible 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.
Patients must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Halfway House program: