Prospect House is an all-male, long-term residential treatment facility for recovering alcoholics and addicts. Located in the Prince Hill district of Cincinnati, Ohio, the facility has been in operation for more than 40 years, offering a program that David Logan, the executive director describes as “unique, fun, seriously committed to its mission, effective and under-funded.” Sense of humor aside, Prospect House is focused on helping men become functioning members of society and has seen impressive results; earning a number of awards over the years, including the Pioneer Award from the National Association of Halfway Houses and Alcoholism Programs in 2007.
Accommodations and Food
The facility is a three-story brick house with a front porch, situated in a residential neighborhood adjacent to a church. The home can accommodate up to 60 men at a time, with clients sharing rooms and bathrooms. Three healthy meals a day are included in the stay and prepared by an in-house cook.
Treatment and Staff
The program at Prospect House lasts for a minimum of 90 days, but clients are encouraged to stay for six months to a year. Treatment is rooted in the 12 steps, with an emphasis on personal accountability, peer support and mentoring, in addition to emotional and physical sobriety.
Clients participate in daily group and individual therapy, as well as educational sessions, in a structured and safe environment of their peers. Twelve-Step meetings are held on-site in the evenings on Sundays and Wednesdays (with the second Wednesday of the month being an alumni meeting) and Tuesday afternoons.
The staff includes male counselors and a case manager, all of whom are in recovery themselves.
Prospect House hosts several events every year, like the annual June picnic and fashion extravaganza, in hopes of connecting alumni with its current residents.
Prospect House in the in the process of developing and raising funds for a family program.
For men looking for a residential treatment program, Prospect House offers a straight-up program based in traditional hard work, peer support and camaraderie. Perspective clients who are serious about getting clean and sober and acquiring the necessary tools to stay that way will find a beacon of hope in this no-frills facility.
682 Hawthorne Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Prospect House Cost: Sliding scale (30 Days). Reach Prospect House by phone at (513)-921-1613. Find Prospect House on Facebook
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