Sober Living Program Description:

The Focus Counselling Services Sober Living program is designed to cater to individuals who have completed primary treatment for substance use disorder and those in the early stages of recovery. Our primary aim is to substantially rebuild the lives of our clients by offering them a structured, safe, and sober housing environment. This program is a crucial transitional step on the path to lasting sobriety and independent living.

Key Components and Requirements for Supportive Residency:

  1. Substance-Free Environment: In our Sober Living program, participants are required to maintain complete abstinence from all substances, including drugs and alcohol. We create an environment where sobriety is not just encouraged but expected, providing a supportive and accountable community.
  2. Structured Living: Our program offers a structured living environment that helps individuals establish routine and discipline in their daily lives. This structure includes regular house meetings, chores, curfews, and a commitment to ongoing recovery activities.
  3. Safe and Supportive Housing: Our housing facilities are carefully chosen and maintained to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for recovery. We ensure that clients have a stable and comfortable place to live as they rebuild their lives.
  4. Employment and Independence: Participants in our Sober Living program are encouraged to work toward full-time employment and regain their independence. We provide resources and guidance to help clients pursue educational or vocational opportunities and develop the life skills needed for self-sufficiency.
  5. Peer Support: The program fosters a sense of community and peer support among residents. Clients often find strength and inspiration in one another as they share their experiences and work together toward common goals.

Our Sober Living program is a vital component of the recovery journey, offering individuals the opportunity to transition from primary treatment to a more independent and substance-free life. We believe that by providing a structured and supportive environment, individuals can rebuild their lives and achieve lasting sobriety and personal growth.

Sober Living Program Overview:

Our Sober Living program at Focus Counselling Services offers residents a highly structured and supportive recovery community. In this environment, individuals can continue their journey of sobriety and personal growth while transitioning from primary treatment to independent living. Here are the key components and eligibility criteria for our program:

Key Components of the Sober Living Program:

  1. Maintain Abstinence: Residents are required to maintain complete abstinence from alcohol and drugs throughout their stay in our Sober Living homes.
  2. Participate in 12-Step Meetings: Residents are encouraged to attend NA/AA or other mutual self-help meetings and maintain contact with a sponsor, as 12-Step programs play a vital role in supporting ongoing recovery.
  3. Assistance with Employment: We provide support and assistance to help residents find employment that provides sufficient income to cover rent and personal financial commitments. Additionally, we encourage residents to engage in education or vocational training.
  4. Financial Literacy: Residents  are provided Financial Literacy education that helps them budget for rent, savings, and personal spending etc. This fosters responsible financial habits.
  5. Weekly Counseling Meetings: Residents meet weekly with counseling staff to deepen their understanding of recovery, address any challenges they may face, and set and track progress toward their goals.
  6. House Responsibilities: Residents are actively engaged in house responsibilities, including house meetings and chores, fostering a sense of community and accountability within the living environment.

Benefits of Sober Living:

Our Sober Living program empowers residents to build upon the foundation they established during their primary treatment. Here are some of the benefits residents can expect:

  • Employment: Residents are encouraged to obtain employment, fostering self-sufficiency and financial stability.
  • Deeper Understanding of Recovery: Through weekly counseling meetings and engagement with the recovery community, residents deepen their understanding of recovery principles.
  • Financial Literacy Skills: Residents learn essential financial literacy skills, including budgeting, paying bills, and saving money.
  • Expanded Recovery Support Network: Residents have the opportunity to expand their recovery support network by participating in local 12-Step meetings and engaging with peers in the program.
  • Access to Additional Resources: Our program provides access to healthcare, G.E.D. tutoring, job training, and opportunities for spiritual growth.
  • Peer Community Support: Residents benefit from a supportive peer community that provides accountability and encouragement throughout their recovery journey.

Eligibility Criteria:

To become eligible for Supportive Residency, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be male and 18 years or older.
  • Have recently completed a primary treatment program.
  • Be willing to work on mutually agreed-upon goals.
  • Commit to participating in a 12-Step program or a sober support group.
  • Commit to maintaining an alcohol and drug-free environment.
  • Agree to adhere to the rules and expectations of Sober Living.

Required Documentation:

Applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • Picture ID.
  • Proof of employment (pay receipt) if employed.
  • Letter of recommendation or referral from the previous treatment program.

Our Sober Living program is designed to provide individuals with the structure, support, and resources they need to maintain long-term sobriety and work towards a brighter, more stable future.