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Program Policies - House of Hope

Program Policies Make a Difference!

Each person will complete a thorough screening process prior to admission to the program and the requirements and expectations of the program will be presented. The majority of the individuals who come to us have already tried other programs and come to House of Hope for spiritual as well as physical healing.

Basic Requirements


  1. No Smoking: Through experience we have found that even small hang-ups be stumbling blocks in their healing.

  • Smoking is a habit and like drugs and brings physical harm.

  • Once an individual acquires victory over smoking, he begins to believe that he can now perhaps begin to make progress with his other addictions.

  • It is important for our students to understand why they smoke and use drugs or alcohol. 

  2. No Vile Language or Talking about Drugs: If a person wants to change his ways, he has to change his vocabulary.

  • He has to learn there is a better and more appropriate way to communicate with the rest of the world

  • If he continually talks about drugs, he could possibly be tempted beyond his control.


  3. Staff Members are to be treated with Respect: Sometimes an individual feels that because a staff member may be  a former addict, he does not deserve the same respect as other staff members.

  • In the future they could possibly be in the same position.       

  • This is strictly enforced.


  4. No Visits, Phone Calls, nor Writing or Receiving Letter for the First Month

  • The less contact the individual has with anyone for the first month, the greater his chances of staying with the program.

  • Only his immediate family is allowed to visit or call.       


  5. No One is allowed off the Premises without Supervision at any Time

  • The only time a student is allowed to leave the premises is with a staff member.

  • Protects the other individuals in the program.

  • Assures our neighbors that we are a responsible ministry.

  • Passes to visit family members off-campus are not given until they advance to the second-phase program 


  6. Personal Hygiene: Many of the men have not been taught good hygiene practices.  At House of Hope they learn how it feels to be clean and well dressed.

  • Everyone is expected to shower and shave regularly

  • Dress properly for every occasion.

  • Students are given a modest haircut when they arrive and are never allowed to let it grow long while in the program.

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