Here’s what you need to know about living at the Fern House.
Each resident must be interviewed before being accepted into Fern House. We’ll talk about your background and current situation and discuss your goals for sobriety.
Each resident must express a sincere desire to get and stay sober. The staff must feel certain that the resident will benefit from a stay at Fern House.
Every resident must be committed to following all Fern House rules, regulations, and policies.
Rent and Fees:
The rent at Fern House is $250 a week. This price includes all meals and attendance at meetings and support groups. As a resident, you must pay your rent on time every week.
Zero Tolerance Policy
Fern House has zero-tolerance for the use of alcohol and drugs. This policy includes narcotic or non-narcotic prescription drugs that are considered mind-altering or mood-altering. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in your immediate termination from the program.
Give everyone who comes to us the chance to learn new ways of coping with their lives, through a program that helps them become useful, productive members of society rather than burdens on society.
Allow each man to reach his fullest potential by learning to live with discipline, structure and self-control. Help our residents clean up the wreckage of their lives, reunite with their families and make amends to those that they've hurt. Teach our clients to give back by helping others, volunteering and becoming engaged in their communities.
Each resident is required to attend evening meetings. These include Weekly house meetings for all residents. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Sobriety support groups.
Every Fern House resident is required to have a job. If you don’t have one, you must be employable and looking for work. You will be expected to work in the daytime so that you can attend meetings in the evening.
A weekly, nondenominational mass is held Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in our chapel. Pastor Kevin Sheppard welcomes all Fern House residents and members of the public to join us. Attendance is optional.
Residents have meals at regular, scheduled times. Many addicts and alcoholics have been nutritionally depleted for many years. Regular, nourishing meals are key to recovering from substance abuse and starting a healthy new life.
Requirements: Six months of residency at Fern House. Payment of all financial obligations to Fern House.
Time: Visiting Hours Visiting hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.