Healing Point House is not a halfway house. As a sober living program, our purpose is to assist individuals who view their sobriety as the most significant priority in their lives. While participants can expect freedom to work and participate in outside activities and hobbies as appropriate, they can also expect a culture of cooperation and accountability with working a recovery program and building structure in their life — all of which can help increase chances of maintaining sobriety for the long term. If the goal is to successfully recover and rebuild life circumstances, then Healing Point can be a great tool to assist individuals with those priorities.
Healing Point House is not staffed by licensed therapists, so it is not considered a treatment center. If participants feel they would benefit from an intensive outpatient or basic outpatient treatment program, this can be pursued as needed while engaging in the house program. Healing Point can provide treatment referrals or other ongoing service referrals to participants during the program.
While at Healing Point House, participants are not legally considered a tenant under the federal Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. Participants do not have the same rights as a legal tenant, and for this reason, members in the house would not go through an eviction process in order to be discharged from the program.
To help the house serve its purpose, participants are expected the follow the house rules, policies and expectations. These requirements cover guidelines that help make the house a comfortable and cooperative environment for all participants. In addition to this, participants are generally be expected to be active in recovery, to get along with others and build structure, namely through employment and attending approved recovery meetings in the community. Participants also must attend the mandatory weekly house meeting.
Everyone who resides in the house must work a minimum of 30 hours per week. If a participant is unemployed upon move in, they are expected to actively seek employment and keep Healing Point staff informed of progress. Healing Point staff are able to assist with sharing employment opportunities. Participants are expected to heavily focus on finding immediate employment within the first 30 days. The benefits and reasons for this are threefold: employment prevents isolation, creates structure and program fees remain affordable.
Yes, though individuals who meet the criteria of retirement and/or disability are required to create and maintain an active lifestyle of recovery in the community. An active lifestyle can include frequent meeting attendance, volunteering and/or participation in other community endeavors. Activities in the community are encouraged since they can help prevent isolation and complacency in recovery.
Yes, candidates with open cases are eligible to apply and participate in the program. If a candidate with these circumstances is approved to enter the program, a signed release of information is required between Sirona Recovery and the associated agent. This will allow Healing Point to provide updates to agent regarding participant status in the program.
To help assess eligibility and other requirements, agents interested in referring candidates to the program are encouraged to contact Healing Point staff prior to referring a candidate to the program.
The ideal length of time is 6-12 months. Candidates and participants can be approved to leave sooner or stay longer with prior approval from Healing Point staff.
Participants are allowed to take medications with prior approval from staff, given there is ongoing verification of prescriptions upon refills. Approved prescriptions are required to be placed in personal lockboxes at Healing Point to help secure medications. Prescribed narcotics will not be approved under any circumstances.
Participants can keep one vehicle at the house, provided it is in good condition and has up-to-date registration and insurance. Healing Point provides on-site bicycles, and there are county shared ride taxis in the area. If a participant does not have a car, there are numerous employment opportunities in the area within walking distance.
Sirona Recovery Inc.
205 West Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203