The family is a key component of the work Chapter House does with men in early recovery. The family will receive an update from either the residential case manager or the outpatient counselor each week. We believe it is important to keep the family informed throughout the entire Chapter House program. It is vital for family members to understand and align with the Chapter House design and it is only through development of a close working relationship with staff that we believe this is possible.
Family contact is limited during the landing recovery stage to once a week and visitation is allowed only after the first 30 days. This structure is vital to the help each resident become firmly planted in their new residence and not allow outside distractions to divert them. For residents past 30 days, family visitation is every Sunday and phone calls and family communication will be individually determined based on progress and recovery stage. A family workshop will be facilitated once a month for all past and current families to join together for a staff led presentation, family discussion and fellowship among families at various stages of the recovery experience.