Our men’s residential program provides twenty adult males with a structured treatment program for alcohol and drug dependency. We offer recovering men the information, counseling and support needed to understand and accept their disease and its consequences. Men in this program learn new coping skills to function successfully without alcohol and drugs.
All admissions are voluntary. Clients are asked for a commitment of six months. Residents will have successfully completed the program when they have maintained sobriety, secured employment and safe housing, and developed a sober support network. Clients who qualify may also stay at one of our Recovery Residences.
Residents learn about the illness of addiction and are introduced to the tools necessary to establish and maintain sobriety. Clients are involved in a therapeutic environment with an intense schedule group counseling, individual counseling, client and family education, therapeutic recreation, medical and nutritional interventions, Alcoholics Anonymous and other self help groups.
The House of Hope has certified staff to provide the evidence based practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy twice weekly. CBT is widely recognized as one of the most effective therapeutic interventions for alcohol and other substance use disorders. We offer a full curriculum to our clients and are certified by the University of Cincinnati as providers.
Each client is learning new sober ways to live, to cope with stress, to manage emotions and pain, to resist impulses, and to restore their own health and well-being. Activities include gardening, cooking, healthy eating classes, exercise in partnership with Thompson Recreation Center, taichi and qigong for self-healing, meditation, relaxation techniques, therapeutic massage for drug-free pain management, anger and stress resolution, as well as expressive arts.
In addition, our residents receive nursing care and education on STD’s from the Columbus Health Department, medical care and check-ups from Friends of the Homeless, and linkage to various community mental health agencies including Netcare, Southeast, and North Central among others.
House of Hope is proud of our long-standing partnership with Godman Guild and Camp Mary Orton to provide initiatives and team building exercises. These experiences include high ropes and regularly scheduled camping trips with map and survival skills. Our residents often have truly life-transforming experiences on these outings as well as a lot of fun! Sober leisure is also important to recovery and it is a basic truth that unless one enjoys life more after getting sober, it is likely you will return to doing what you did before.
From a person-centered approach, our employment specialist assist clients in identifying their employment goals and offer support as they work towards vocational independence. It is our intention to cultivate employment opportunities, reduce barriers to employment, and raise awareness about education and vocational training opportunities in the community.
Upon successful completion of our Residential Treatment Program, graduates have the option of transiting into our sober living facilities.
Our recovery residences offers recovery support, healing, comfort, and peer family style living as well as places for privacy and serenity. There is plenty of room to get together or spread out, and all the amenities you would expect in a home.
House of Hope is a strong advocate of the need for sober support and requires each of our residents to participate in twelve step fellowships. Participants each find a sponsor and learn to work the steps of recovery. It is a long established fact that those who engage in the fellowship of 12 step recovery programs are able to more effectively prevent relapse and find the means to rebuild their moral and spiritual lives. The House of Hope remains committed to involvement with AA and other similar fellowships as an integral part of the recovery process.