The House Mentor maintains a daily presence in the house, spends at least two nights per week in the house, meets with each Student Resident for one-on-one check-ins, and attends weekly House Meetings with the Student Residents. To be effective in assisting the Student Residents with their goals, the House Mentor leads by example, facilitates house operation discussions, guides the Student Resident in keeping a focus on their Individual Lifestyle Plan (ILP), and coordinates community resources to assist the Student Residents in recovery (employment, education, daily living, etc.)
The philosophy of Aaron’s House sets it apart from treatment options. Aaron’s House is a supportive residential environment where peers in recovery, led by a house mentor, live as a community and come “home” after their days filled with counseling, education, work, and recreation—sharing their successes and daily struggles. Commitment to recovery is the intrinsic responsibility of the residents. And peers will work together to help one another remain, or get back on the path, of continued sobriety. Relapse is not failure and the student residents are accepted without judgment. Whether it is due to the mistakes of youth or the challenges of recovery itself, we all fall from time to time or make poor decisions. These are growth opportunities and… a central part of living fully. What matters is commitment—to recovery, to each other, to community, and to meeting individual potentials.
Fees: Student-Residents pay an occupancy fee. Access to the House Mentor and Clinical Director, gas/electric/sewer/water, cable television, high-speed internet, recycling and trash collection costs are included. Student residents provide their own food. Occupancy fees are subject to change.