Focus Supportive Residency Program targets the substance use disordered person who has completed primary treatment and those in early recovery, helping to rebuild a persons life substantially by offering clients Structured, Safe, Sober Housing. Key components and requirements for Supportive Residency are that participants stay substance free, and work toward full time employment and independent living.

 

Supportive Residency offers residents a highly structured recovery community in which to:
  • Maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
  • Attend NA/AA meetings and secure and maintain contact with a sponsor.
  • Receive assistance with finding a job that provides sufficient income to pay rent and meet personal financial commitments, or engage in some form of education or vocational training.
  • Participate in a money management program which monitors paying of rent, savings and personal spending money.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Counselling staff.
  • Participate in house responsibilities which include house meetings and chores.

Best practices suggest that recovering persons in Supportive Residency remain abstinent from alcohol and drugs  substantially longer than those who do not receive aftercare, supportive housing and work which are powerful motivators, and key factors for long term sobriety.

 Supportive Residency empowers residents to practice the principles learned during their primary treatment. Building on that foundation they will:

  • Obtain employment.
  • Deepen their understanding of recovery.
  • Learn money management skills;  such as paying rent and saving money.
  • Develop a broad recovery support network through local 12 Step meetings.
  • Gain access to healthcare, G.E.D. tutoring, job training, and spiritual growth.
  • Benefit from peer community support and accountability.

Eligibility criteria:

  • To become eligible for Supportive Residency, an interview will be conducted to determine suitability. 
  • Participants must be male and 18 years or older.
  • Recent completion of primary treatment program.
  • Willingness to work on goals mutually agreed on.
  • Willingness to participate in a 12 Step program.
  • Commitment to an Alcohol and Drug free environment.
  • Commitment to adhering to rules and expectations of Supportive Residency.

 Applicants must have the following documentation:

  • Picture ID.
  • If employed; proof of employment (pay receipt).
  • Letter of recommendation or referral from previous treatment program.