Our Program

  • We offer gender specific support in women's homes to engage residents in a healthy recovery community 
  • We ask for a 90-day minimum commitment, although many residents stay longer 
  • The monthly tuition is $3,000 and includes all of the following services: 
    • Extensive placement screening to evaluate appropriate setting
    • 24 hour therapeutic support
    • Group therapy 4-6 hours a week
    • Life skills classes 4-6+ hours a week (cooking, financial management, healthy communication, relational skills, emotional management, time management, community service, etc.)
    • Integrated health focus (including mindfulness, fitness, acu-detox, and nutrition classes)
    • Support from the recovery community through a weekly meal & meeting hosted in the home
    • Active involvement in a daily recovery program (daily meetings, sponsors, and service work)
    • Support in maintaining employment or intensive outpatient programming for 30+ hours per week
    • Healthy use of phones and cars is encouraged after an orientation period
    • Sober accountability through frequent drug and alcohol testing 

the development of much more real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God.
— "The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety" by Bill Wilson

Our Process

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The Connections Recovery process focuses on supporting residents as they build a truly fulfilling life, free from addictive behaviors and substances. Our process provides individualized care that integrates therapy with life management skills to meet residents where they are in their recovery journey.

This begins with providing a safe and accountable environment to combat the increased risk of relapse in the first 90 days of sobriety and unfolds into guiding residents through the experience of building their new life in sobriety. 

First Month

This month focuses on integrating into our community and developing the relationships that will become the support system necessary for maintaining sobriety.  Residents will meet their individual therapist, get to know their housemates, and begin a daily relationship with a sponsor.  Connections staff will empower the resident to develop an individualized plan for using their time in healthy, productive ways such as employment, outpatient groups, and volunteering.  Our life management programming invites residents to be attending classes in the evenings such as:

  • Healthy cooking and nutrition skills
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Management
  • Non Violent Communications curriculum
  • PIVOT relational alignment curriculum
  • AcuDetox and relapse prevention
  • Solution focused 12-step meetings daily

Second Month
During this month, the relationships residents have developed within the community will become a supportive foundation for learning life skills. Residents will work with Connections staff to identify their individualized target areas, such as physical health or relationship skills, and utilize the network of resources offered through our program to start practicing healthy habits in these areas.

In addition to their evening classes, residents will meet with a financial planner to learn how to budget and begin to set goals that ease their eventual transition to independent living.  Residents will be invited to practice healthy time management by creating their own schedules containing a balance of work, outpatient programming, Connections classes and groups, social networking and volunteering within the greater community.  Residents may also gain the freedom to incorporate approved independent outings, such as running errands or going to the gym. 

Third Month

Throughout this month, residents will participate as leaders in our community as they utilize ongoing relationships with sponsors and peers to develop a practical understanding of spiritual principles.  Residents will be given the opportunity to practice these principles through increased responsibility within the community, such as welcoming new housemates and demonstrating the willingness to practice the skills learned in the Connections Curriculum.

In their third month, residents will also gain the freedom to spend more time independently exploring their own interests in an effort to better understand who they are, free from addictive behaviors and substances. At this point in the process, the Connections staff will provide a flexible balance of empowerment, accountability, compassion and responsibility to meet the needs of each resident as they strengthen their integrity to meet the needs of long-term sobriety. 

In the last weeks of the resident's three month commitment, Connections staff will recommend the resident seek guidance from their individualized team - their sponsor, the staff, their therapist, and mentors in the community to determine the next step.

Historically, residents who continue their stay and build their new, healthy lifestyle have a higher probability of maintaining their sobriety.   Our statistics are significantly higher than average sober living environments. 

“True ambition is not what we thought it was.
True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully
and walk humbly under the grace of God.”
— Bill Wilson

Right of refusal

Admission may be denied during the screening process for cases where the applicant is: 

  • Under the age of 20
  • Medically or mentally unfit for the daily activities required by the program such as work, school, or community service
  • Taking psychotropic medications that are potentially addictive and is unwilling to change to alternate medications within 2 weeks of admission (with medical supervision)
  • Displaying significant untreated axis II behaviors.
  • Has engaged in self harm behaviors in the previous 60 days (including active eating disorders)

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Are you interested in learning more about the Connections process to a healthy and sober life?  Talk to a team member to better understand how we can help.