Alcoholic Re-Socialization Condition Help (A.R.C. H.) is a men’s sober living facility in Omaha, Nebraska that provides transitional living support in a home-like residential environment and encourages clients to continue their recovery using the 12 steps.
Accommodations and Amenities
The A.R.C.H. sober living home is a charming, two story pre-war house situated on a large, groomed corner lot surrounded by shady trees. The spacious home is in a quiet upscale residential neighborhood and has nine double-occupancy bedrooms and four shared bathrooms. Common living spaces include a living room, kitchen and dining area. Food is provided and the staff prepares dinners Monday through Friday, with the men responsible for making their own breakfast, lunch and weekend meals.
Laundry facilities are on-site and the house provides laundry detergent and other cleaning supplies. Linens are also provided but residents are responsible for personal toiletries. Furnishings include twin beds, nightstands and shared dressers. While there is a TV in the living room, cable and Wi-Fi are not provided.
Rules and Regulations
Residents must be at least 18 years of age and sober for 72 hours prior to admission. Potential clients are required to go through a screening process Monday through Thursday between 4 pm and 5 pm, by appointment only.
Clients are expected to commit to at least four months in the sober home and an additional six months in A.R.C.H.’s three-quarter house. Priority admission is given to residents of Dodge, Douglas, Cass, Sarpy and Washington counties, as funding is provided in part by the state of Nebraska. Residents must also be able and willing to work.
Substance abuse, violence and stealing are grounds for immediate eviction and urinalysis and Breathalyzers are conducted on a regular basis.
For the first two months, curfew is at 11 pm Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. After their first 60 days, clients have reached phase two and curfew is moved to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 am on Friday and Saturday.
The men have to be up and ready for the day by 8 am Monday through Friday. No one is allowed to remain at the house during working hours and those not employed must look for work. There is a nightly mandatory house meeting Monday through Friday at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner. The evening meeting and meal during the week are mandatory, no exceptions allowed. From 6:30 pm to 7 pm, clients attend to their assigned house chores. On Monday and Thursday evenings, clients attend group therapy at the house, facilitated by an LADC. There is a mandatory off-site AA meeting on Wednesday night and an in-house AA meeting on Friday evenings.
While weekends are fairly unstructured, residents are required to attend outside 12-step meetings and participate in a thorough house-cleaning each Sunday. All residents are asked to participate in a mutually agreed upon leisure or recreational house activity, provided they are not scheduled to work.
A.R.C.H. offers a three-quarter house for those who require a little less structure in a transitional living environment. In order to qualify for residence, clients must be willing to continue working a 12-step program, pay rent on time, maintain personal cleanliness and be holding down a regular job.
A.R.C.H. Sober Living provides food and shelter in a comfortable, safe home environment. While the facility is a fairly strict sober living, it is a good option for men who have a history of relapse and need to commit to a prolonged stay in an affordable transitional home.
A.R.C.H. Sober Living
604 S 37th St
Omaha, NE 68105
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