December 4, 2015

Living Here

Recovery Residence

Grace House and Aaron’s House are Recovery Residences: A social, not medical model for recovery living. This is different from a traditional transitional or halfway house.

How are we different?

The philosophy of our houses sets them apart from treatment options. Our houses offer 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. As a part of this peer-support model, a house mentor helps the young men and women formulate their goals to stabilize, grow and dream in cooperation with other house residents and their individual trusted relationships outside of the house. 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 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: Residents pay an occupancy fee. Access to the House Mentor, gas/electric/sewer/water, cable television, high-speed internet, recycling and trash collection costs are included. Residents provide their own food. Occupancy fees are subject to change.