For over two decades, Boca House has been a sober living sanctuary for men who struggle with substance abuse. The facility is located in lush and tropical Boca Raton, Florida, the recovery capital of the US. Because it is not an inpatient program, clients are at liberty to enjoy the wealth of sober and recreational resources at their fingertips. Boca House’s goal is to enable clients to become self-sufficient.
Accommodations and Amenities
Boca House offers completely furnished apartments. Clients generally share apartments, but a client in a later phase of recovery may have a private room, while a client new to the house may share a room with one or two others. Each apartment is equipped with flatscreen TV, laptop computers and WiFi. With a full service kitchen and appliances, residents are able to prepare their own meals and gain a sense of independence. Comfortable living rooms with plush couches allow clients to socialize and unwind from the day together. Laundry facilities are on the premises.
Residents are able to easily walk to the beach to catch some sun or go for a swim. Boca House also offers a large swimming pool with cabanas. Located next to the pool is the on-site outdoor gym for maintaining physical health. House members participate in a weekly sober softball league that builds community and camaraderie between residents.
Boca House offers help with resume-building and job searching through a professional career development specialist. Pursuing an education and getting a GED is required if a resident does not wish to seek employment. The career center at Boca House can give guidance to residents in seeking health care and food stamps.
Rules and Regulations
All potential residents undergo a screening assessment to ensure Boca House is the proper treatment option. Clients must come into the house clean and sober, preferably after they have completed an inpatient or outpatient treatment track. A six-month commitment must be made and all rules and regulations must be followed. Clients are required to get a job, enroll in school or find a volunteer position during the first two weeks of their stay. After that time, they are expected to maintain their outside responsibilities while steadily working through the program at Boca House. Attendance at 12-step meetings is mandatory.
Rules are enforced to encourage a sense of accountability and change the negative habits that residents may have developed over time. The program is divided into three phases. During a resident’s first two months, they live in the main apartment property, which is closest to the office and staff. Curfew is 11:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Sunday night curfew is 10 pm for residents in all phases so they can attend an all-house meeting and take care of cleaning tasks.
Phase two begins with the third month. Residents move to an apartment with their own bedroom and more quiet. Curfew is midnight Monday through Thursday, and 1 am Friday and Saturday. After more than five to six months, residents are able to enter phase three when they are able to come and go as they please with no curfew except on Sundays. Living in the same apartments as phase two clients, they are able to have their own space and need only submit to a few random toxicology screenings.
During the day, 10 staff members are available to assist residents at Boca House. In the evening, at least five staff members are available in case of emergency and to offer support at all times. Residents are expected to be responsible for their own recovery, to respect the house by keeping it clean and to treat other house members with dignity at all times. Aggressive or dangerous behavior is not tolerated.
Boca House is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for men in recovery. The house does not pack residents into close quarters but provides individualized attention, comfortable space and care throughout their stay. Boca House residents are encouraged to use staff as a resource for creating secure futures.
321 West Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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