Rules & Regulations

The Interview Process

During the interview process, the director and/or founder will require full disclosure from the applicant, especially for an individual who has been incarcerated.

 

We want to understand their history and their current situation, to ensure Noah's House Inc. Recovery Program is a good fit for Men and Women. To ensure that they will be compatible with the current Noah's House Inc. participants. 

We are not equipped to handle the special expertise required for individuals who are on the sex registry. 

As in any community, each person is held responsible for their choices and conduct. The owner, the program director, manager, and fellow residents will hold each person accountable for their actions. We make a conscious effort to encourage and support all residents to take responsibility for themselves and to become a positive and engaged participant in the recovery community. 

Specific rules for behavior and participation are outlined in Noah's House Inc. Recovery Program Contract.

BLACKOUT PERIOD

All Men and Women that are new to the program will be on Blackout for the initial 30 days. If they are meeting the Following Requirements.

 

** IF REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET IN THE 30 DAY BLACKOUT PERIOD, BLACKOUT WILL BE EXTENDED TO 60 DAYS**

If Requirements are not met in 60 Days you may be Therapeutically Discharged.

Requirements for blackout period to be met

  • Follow through and complete all recommended treatment assessment requirements,​ such as IOP, OP, One on Ones........ 

  • Follow Guidelines provided to Clients from Noah's House Inc. Recovery Program Guide

  • Seek Gainful Employment and Obtain It.

  • Honor Financial Responsibilities.

  • Attend At Least A Minimum Of 3 Recovery Support Meetings A Week.

  • Obtain A Spiritual Adviser/Mentor, and have a  Recovery Support Home-group.

Working Your Recovery

It is said that Recovery is not so much about staying clean and sober but about a lifestyle change. While this is true, the new lifestyle has to be built on something solid. We believe with the working with a 12 Step Fellowship and doing Step Work, You will begin to start your spiritual journey towards your higher power; will begin to bear the fruit of clear thinking; in an ability to share, to ask for help, to be intimate, and to trust.

 

These transformative experiences take time to solidify and become foundational.  
 
In addition to an emotional, cognitive, and social foundation, a predictable and sustainable routine is essential. There is something about simple, day after day, week after week consistency that teaches us some essentials of a healthy lifestyle.

 

We have learned through our own Recovery that constructive regularity is one element of a stable foundation. One of the greatest challenges will be, learning to just stay put and not cut and run.

leaving Noah's house Inc.

Some of the individuals who walk through the front door as a Recovery Program Participant will leave in some state of distress - drunk, high, or angry. Our job as a group is to make transitions into and out of the program as smooth as possible.

 

Not everyone is ready to do the heavy lifting required to Recover, let alone do it within the confines of a group of people living within our program. 

The statistics tell us that about a third of the people who leave simply don't show up one day. They just disappear. Other third leaves because they relapse and are not ready or willing to go through the contract process to stay.

 

A small percentage leave because they never settle in for a variety of reasons. Another percentage are removed because they develop serious problematic and disruptive behaviors. 
 
If a person is asked to leave, they will have three days to retrieve their personal belongings. We are not responsible for the safekeeping of these belongings and will be forced to dispose of them if not claimed within 72 hours.

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P.O. Box 791

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Tel: (814) 419- NOAH (6624)
info@noahshouse.org

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