Founded in 2003 in Gainesville, Georgia, by the late Harold Hinchman, The Agora House for Men provides long-term sober living for men in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The Georgia Pardon and Parole Board cites the Agora House as an approved transitional housing for offender re-entry (THOR) facility.
Accommodations and Amenities
Located on Lake Lanier and in close proximity to the North Georgia Mountains, The Agora House has a 30-bed capacity. Accommodations vary, but typically clients share triple or double-occupancy rooms. Men are responsible for their own meals, and food preparation is done in fully equipped kitchens. Additionally, some clients qualify for food stamps, which assists towards the purchase of groceries. Amenities include Cable TV and laundry. Staff lives on the premises.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admission, clients must have undergone detox. A maximum two-year length of stay is allowed. Requirements include attending daily 12-step meetings, being at house meetings, looking for employment and performing household chores. Clients must get a sponsor commit to meet with them once a week. A Master’s-level licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist, as well as two other counselors, provide optional individual and group therapy off the premises.
At Agora House, random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted to ensure the safety of the entire household. Additionally, as a THOR facility, the screenings are required and results are reported to appropriate agencies. Those who relapse are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but are usually referred to suitable facilities.
The Agora House works closely with local animal humane societies, and fosters canine companions. Clients participate in their care, and get the benefits of canine therapy.
The Agora House provides highly structured sober living along with affordable transitional care for financially challenged, as well as criminal justice clients. Staff cares about their residents, and ensures that they build a strong foundation in recovery, as they work on their steps and focus on rebuilding their lives.
The Agora House For Men
360 Oak St, Ste F
Gainesville, GA 30501
The Agora House For Men Cost: $760 (30 days, not including a $400 administrative fee). Reach The Agora House For Men by phone at (770) 535-9100 or by email. Find The Agora House For Men at Facebook and Google+
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