Resident Guidelines

Resident Guidelines

Progress House maintains high standards for its residents along their road to recovery. A zero tolerance policy and high level of accountability makes Progess House a safe place for all of our residents. Men in the house MUST follow these rules:

  1. Residents must maintain complete abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.
  2. Residents must submit to random drug and alcohol screening. Any positive drug screen will result in immediate eviction.
  3. Men in Progress House must maintain gainful employment, and pay rent of $190.00 a week. This rent covers a bed in a 2 or 4 man room, 3 meals a day, and all supportive services. (employment assistance, peer-support meetings, etc.)
  4. Not all men are employed when they enter Progress House but all must be actively seeking work and should secure a job within two weeks of their move-in. Program staff assist residents in finding jobs while at Progress House.
  5. All men perform routine household chores, called, “Team Details”. Our clean, home-like atmosphere is maintained by our residents.
  6. Residents must participate in daily 12-step meetings and will have an AA/NA sponsor within 30 days of move-in.
  7. Residents are required to treat fellow residents and staff with respect. Any violent, threatening language or behavior is grounds for immediate eviction.
  8. There is a weekly House Community Meeting, run by residents with staff present, to discuss house issues and to hold residents accountable. Positive behavior is also recognized as a reinforcement of Program benefits.