We are small and each resident will be given intensive individual attention. In addition, when applicable, the families of our residents will be afforded the opportunity to be involved at every level of the Chapter House program. Our staff is passionate about mentoring family members and giving them individual support through the recovery of their loved ones. We believe in working in circles and not in rows, where every individual in recovery system of care can see the faces of everyone involved instead of just getting in line and following the leader.
Chapter House partners with Chapter House Counseling Center, an advanced recovery intensive outpatient counseling center. We believe good clinical services are essential to the transition into lasting sobriety. Even after the intensity of residential treatment, individuals need space to continue to explore core issues that impact their relationships, recovery and ability to move into adulthood. Chapter House Counseling Center has designed its program specifically for individuals that have been through treatment, had sobriety in the past, or have had exposure to the 12-steps, and need to build on the experiences they’ve had and information they have already been taught. All clinical services are integrated with 12-step principles and an understanding of the importance of applying the steps into every area of our emotional life, spiritual life, professional life, and family life.
Most sober living environments have very little staff and are often limited to a live-in house manager. While this approach works well for many, we believe this leaves gaps in the supervision of residents who are in a vulnerable transition. Chapter House provides 24-hour awake staff. A staff member is always on property to ensure supervision, safety, cleanliness, program compliance, and leadership.
Because we specialize in individuals who have had a failure to launch, it is essential that we have a strong focus on education and vocation. Chapter House is committed to supporting young men in becoming fully functioning members of society and we refuse to enable residents to hide from the responsibility of being an adult. Case managers will partner with each resident through our Landing, Launching and Living stages to ensure that they leave Chapter House with a clear vision for their life and a plan to make it happen.
One of the advantages of doing gender-specific recovery work with men is our understanding that developing a career is very closely involved with the identity, confidence and self-esteem of a man. We believe educational goals and career goals are not just future aspirations, but they begin now. Our case managers will work closely with each resident to understand the specific goals, personality type, and strengths of the individual to get them on the right track. A full list of surrounding colleges, universities and businesses is listed in the “About our Location” page.
Men at Chapter House will be surrounded by the 12-step community, immersed in 12-step literature, required to complete all 12 steps, and mentored in how to apply the spiritual and recovery principles that the 12 steps teach. In addition, Chapter House has a volunteer program that will involve the residents with local families, athletes, speakers, spiritual leaders, and professionals in the surrounding area. We take pride in offering a variety of perspectives and experiences to help guide residents through all aspects of life and its challenges.
The Chapter House life development curriculum focuses on relationships, goal setting, cooking, cleaning, organization, professional skills, hygiene and budgeting. Each resident will be required to go through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace curriculum for young adults. We believe the curriculum is invaluable in its teaching of living debt free, learning to be disciplined with money, save, give, and ultimately to have financial freedom.
It is in our experience working in the field that “a body burned by alcohol and drugs does not often recover overnight”. This is why we have developed a wellness curriculum that utilizes nutrition and healthy exercise intended to help the body, mind and spirit recover. We utilize some of the best trainers and nutritionist that are available in our area. These services will include nutrition education, healthy shopping habits, sports specific training and individualized wellness plans.
The goal at Chapter House is to provide a smooth transition for individuals coming out of treatment or in early recovery. Most treatment centers are between 30-60 days and further treatment is almost always recommended to transition the individual from intensive care back to the freedom of the outside world. This is where Chapter House comes in – we specifically fill in the gap between treatment and independent living.