On your journey of self-discovery, the strength-based and person-centered program that the Crossroads leadership team has developed will help with your entire well-being, including your environment, recovery, financial and legal status, building healthy relationships, and being part of a community. This program has three phases, and they are done at your pace. You decide when to move to the next area of your life.
The moments of growth are up to you on which road you choose, yet you will be required to attend five of them a week throughout your stay with us. They will change as you progress on your program to suit your individual needs. We are also big on community and expect to see you at events that are involved within ours. We require that our family members involve themselves at least once a month in one of our fun engagements. Every Saturday morning, there is a mandatory meeting that you can add to the list of commitments as one of the five.
PHASE ONE: Trust Building
During this Phase of the program, we are looking to build trust with you and you with us. We have been hurt, and so have you; let us work on building a healthy relationship between us from the start. We have a set of guides that will help build this trusting friendship:
1. Working in a new place is difficult; we know and appreciate such awkwardness. Please take the time to get to know your housemates, where everything is, and the local area. We will be available for any of these needs and will support you in any way possible. NONE of our residents will go hungry or not have basic needs such as clothes, shoes, or hygiene products. Please reach out to your house guides for help.
2. We expect you to find a mentor on your path to recovery. We know that not all support is healthy, and we expect that you can see that some people are not suitable for you. This part of your recovery is crucial to helping you learn how to make good decisions. We also expect that you will find at least one professional along the way to join in the fight for your well-being. It can be a peer coach, case manager, therapist, or other approved persons.
3. We know it is tough to start over. We need to, however. The first week of your stay should be spent acclimating and finding employment. A requirement to live anywhere is to be self-supporting. We feel pride in ourselves when we can do this, and it is expected in the family setting to provide for yourself. You take part in keeping the program running.
4. Getting out in the community is an integral part of growth and a large part of the programming here. Please understand that we want to help and guide you, not tell you how to do it. We have created a large set of options for you to choose from and, at this Phase, require four recovery-related commitments and one non-recovery-related commitment from the list of options. You will need to have the group's LEADER sign your recovery sheet. Those sheets will be turned in at your weekly house meeting. In this Phase, we ask that you be home by 9:30 p.m.
5. We expect that the residents will be able to set a payment plan within three weeks and start paying their bills when applicable; during this Phase, you will be paying 140 dollars a week instead of a monthly payment.
To move on to the next Phase, the family member needs to make a consistent number of commitments, pay their program-related fees, have a mentor and professional support, complete at least one community engagement, and have at least one place they attend regularly. You will also discuss any negative behaviors that are shown and be able to accept that they need to be changed.
PHASE TWO: Growth and Discovery
Along this second Phase of recovery-based programming, you can start finding the underlying causes of our unwanted behaviors. We start to see that it is not just the substance that is the problem and, more importantly, what we can do to stop these ill-gotten behaviors. The requested steps are:
1. This recovery phase will shift from four to three recovery-based and two non-recovery-based commitments. This shift should take a closer look at the specific behaviors you want to change and be geared at changing those behaviors
2. You are allowed one overnight to start your journey to independence due to building trust. You will be expected to tell your house guide where you are going and when you will be back. You are to come home at 11:00 p.m. any night you are not having an overnight
3. Your program fees will shift to a whole month at a time and reduce the amount. The program fees will change weekly to monthly, costing 550 dollars a month, due on the first of the month. Such as it will be at any home that you own independently. This growth is essential to living on one's own.
4. You will be expected to be a part of the community and help others at this Phase. You will be asked to perform positive moments in other people's lives and be at least a big brother to one of our families, which can be shown on the check-in sheets and big brother sheets.
To complete this Phase in your programming, you will need to keep up with all the previous levels of the program. The program fees must be paid on time as of the first of the month, as are current commitments and community engagement. Each person is helping another in recovery and has a little brother who gives recovery support. Each person will have consistent places they go and serve at least one of those situations.
PHASE THREE: Building Your New Life
This program's final Phase will shift to creating a healthy and self-supportive environment. Each person in this Phase will be suggested to work more on their life skills and aftercare planning than recovery-based programming. The recovery is still significant, yet these skill sets are as well. In this Phase, you may be elected as a house guide by a democracy of the other house guides. The programming guides for this Phase are as follows.
Commitments will continue, and during this Phase, shift to more about creating a life you want to live, such as budgeting, basic life skills, communication, career-building opportunities, banking, working on legal issues, and financial amends. There will be two recovery-based growth moments and three non-recovery-based growth moments.
2. This Phase is expected to be a model for the rest of the community and have all program requirements met and behaviors worked on if not corrected.
3. Those who become house guides will adhere to all their programming and that of the facility's house guide rules.
4. In this Phase, you are trusted enough to have three overnights a month, yet only two can be consecutive. These must be approved by your guide or leadership team.
This advancement is a significant accomplishment, and anyone following this program can leave this facility with a place to go, a job that pays enough to live, and a structured recovery program to support their journey. We are so proud of all our members and especially our graduates.
The commitments and engagements are continued, and members work as leaders in those areas rather than members. All program fees are current, and the plan to discharge is to leave on the first of the month in an even payment. Any behavioral corrections are completed satisfactorily. The members will have a sense of accomplishment and the ability to believe in themselves.