Invitation for Residency to the HERO House Recovery Residence
The HERO House is not for everyone. We are looking for a specific type of person to join our community. If you would like an invitation of residency, applicants must:
- Have a strong desire to remain sober and fully immerse themselves in the recovery process.
- Attend and actively participate in one or more 12-step programs.
- Aspire to begin or continue their education.
- Be willing to be a part of the community and participate in community activities in a positive manner.
- Have the ability to privately finance their residency up to one year.
Requirements for Admission
- At least 30 days of sobriety at the time of admission to the program.
- The desire to enroll, continue or complete a college education
- Completion of an inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment program is highly encouraged. (We will need signed consent to speak with primary therapist from treatment program.)
- A strong desire to remain sober.
- Willingness to become part of our community and follow community guidelines.
Benefits of Residency
- Weekly coaching and/or mentoring with a staff member.
- 12-Step recovery support and integration into the recovery community.
- Full support in the application, enrollment and class selection process at any accredited higher education institution in the local area (on-line coursework is discouraged).
- Live-in house manager and no more than 2 residents per bedroom.
- Weekly programs and lectures on various academic and life-skill topics.
- Weekly community activities that enhance fun in sobriety and life experiences.
- Weekly community service projects.
- Opportunities to attend national and regional conferences on leadership and health education, geared toward college students.
- Assistance in finding additional support systems such as doctors, therapists, dentists, etc.
- Transitional planning as the graduate prepares to transition from our program to independent living.
- All household expenses are included in the monthly fee with the exception school expenses.
Expectations of Residents
- Remain alcohol and drug free.
- Enroll in classes at the first open-enrollment date, maximum of two courses the first term.
- Actively work the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous.
- Willingly submit to random drug screens and breathalyzer tests.
- Follow the rules of the program.
- Be willing to assist with chores around the house and in the community.
- Attend weekly house meetings, daily check-in, weekly program, and weekend activities.
- Perform community-service projects with other house members.
Reasons for Immediate Termination of Residency
- If you use alcohol or other drugs of any kind (except for prescription and approved over-the-counter medications).
- If you engage in criminal activity or bring weapons into the house.
- If you physically or verbally threaten another resident or house staff.