We promote independent living in a structured family environment.
Our structured environment includes, but is not exclusive to the following:
Pay weekly fees on time
1 weekly bible discussion (optional)
1 weekly house meeting
3 weekly self help groups/support groups or daily if not working full time
2 weekly AOD compliance testing, as well as random tests and breathalyzing
1 monthly life skills night - guest speakers to teach or reintroduce a skill
If a woman is not working, she will need to volunteer (according to her abilities), be attending school, participating in a program, or an agreed upon productive activity. This is to encourage women to be active and productive in their recovery.
Each member is responsible to keep bedroom neat and clean, clean up after herself, and complete house chores.
Each recovery plan will be tailored to the individual woman’s needs.
The recovery plan encourages accountability and direction.
Assistance with life skills reinforces positive change.
House standards are to ensure the safety and cohesive behaviors of everyone in the house.
We provide women with peer to peer support to assist in areas such as education, guidance of personal finances, resume writing, job search, and physical and mental health options.
We provide life skills sessions for women in our sober home as well as programs, survivor groups, and incarcerated women. Our life skills training sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the organization. Sessions involve topics such as power of positive choices, self-image, empowerment, healthy decision making, substance use disorder, self-care, healthy boundaries, anxiety, anger, communication, social skills, managing finances, and conflict resolution. Empowering women with the skills and tools that are needed for a healthy productive lifestyle builds recovery capital which will help to reduce the risk of reuse and recidivism.
Recovery/Wellness Coaches assist participants in developing a comprehensive wellness plan, that addresses their goals. Coaches encourage and accompany participants, when needed, to appointments and meetings in order to enhance their recovery experience (AA, Faith based, Smart Recovery, etc.) We help clients navigate recovery support systems, remove barriers, and access resources. This includes but is not exclusive to assisting with health and wellness, housing, employment, and other professional and non-professional services. Coaches help clients to recognize attitudes and patterns of behavior that can hinder their success. Focus is placed on how thoughts and attitudes influence behaviors. Positive changes happen by increasing understanding of self, learning to apply tools, and taking ownership of our health and wellness.