Houses of Hope in Lincoln, Nebraska offers sober living for men aged 18 and over who have completed substance abuse treatment and are seeking further support. Having opened their doors in 1962, Houses of Hope has expanded to three transitional living houses located directly behind the main office and counseling center, as well as a residential treatment facility and a Targeted Adult Service Coordination (TASC) program. The organization has provided safe and affordable sober living for residents of Lancaster County and surrounding areas for over 52 years.
Accommodations and Amenities
Each of the three Houses of Hope residences has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room, a fully-stocked kitchen and a dining area. All rooms are double-occupancy and furnishings include twin beds, nightstands, dressers and a shared closet.
Furnishings are comfortable and décor is simple. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, cleaning supplies and food are all included in the monthly rent. While linens are included, residents are responsible for personal items such as toiletries and hygiene necessities.
Rules and Regulations
Residents are required to submit to weekly drug and alcohol testing that is facilitated by the live-in house manager. Substance abuse, violence, threats, stealing and gambling are grounds for immediate expulsion from the house. All residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and keeping their personal and shared spaces tidy. In addition, the house manager assigns weekly chores that rotate.
For their first three weeks, residents attend a daily life-skills meeting Monday through Friday from 9 am to 10 am. Clients are required to have a job within three weeks of admission or be involved in volunteer work from 9 am to 4 pm. Four 12-step meetings per week are mandatory as is attendance at two weekly in-house meetings on Monday and Thursday evenings.
The staff is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The house manager is typically a senior client who has been in residence for at least six months. In addition, counselors and administrative staff are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and treatment technicians on evenings and weekends.
The TASC program helps to support the recovery and health of individuals by connecting clients with a care-management team that includes emergency, bilingual, intensive care and crisis-response services. The program is ideal for interventions and stabilization in extreme addiction cases, and staff are available 24/7.
Men who have completed treatment and are looking for a gender-specific sober community will find Houses of Hope an affordable option. With a long history of sobriety support and a 24-hour staff, Houses of Hope strikes a good balance between structure and autonomy.
Houses of Hope
1124 N Cotner Ave
Lincoln, NE 68505
Houses of Hope Cost: $240-$400 (30 days). Reach Houses of Hope by phone at (402) 435-3165. Find Houses of Hope on Facebook
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