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Admissions Criteria

Men’s Residential Assessment Interview

Admission to the House of Hope requires a brief telephone screening that is completed by calling the office at (614) 291-4691. Following the screening, an appointment will be scheduled for an assessment with one of our counselors.


The House of Hope requires that the potential resident be sober on the day of the assessment interview. The prospective client will be asked to call the agency the day following the assessment interview to confirm admission.


If the prospective client is incarcerated, an officer of the court may call to confirm admission. The client will then be placed on the House of Hope waiting list.

  • All clients will be screened prior to arranging an assessment.
  • The prospective client must identify himself as chemically dependent.
  • The prospective client or an officer of the court must make the call to arrange for the assessment interview.
  • The prospective client must be a male at least 18 years of age.
  • The prospective client must be a Franklin County resident.
  • The prospective client must be abstinent from all mood-altering substances for at least 72 hours prior to admission.
  • The prospective client must be motivated for treatment, express a willingness to participate, and commit to the duration of the program.
  • The prospective client must be willing to work a 12-step program.
  • The prospective client must be able to enter/leave buildings and climb stairs without assistance.
  • Prospective clients can not have been convicted of Arson OR be a Registered Sex Offender.
  • If a prospective client has been convicted of rape, murder, or kidnapping those charges will be reviewed individually during an assessment.
  • Prospective clients may not be informed of their admissibility at the time of the assessment interview.