6.1. Policy. Living away from negative peer and relational associations is a part of the program necessary to help the participant recover from addiction and begin building positive, independent cognitive behavioral skills and practices. The Program will provide a safe living environment at no charge for all participants for at least Phase I (Stabilization). The Program will either pay for residential costs to a third party landlord or provide housing.


6.2. General Residential Requirements. To maintain a safe and comfortable residence all participants will be expected to help maintain and clean the house and grounds, adhere to curfew requirements, follow visitation restrictions, attend to necessary chores, participate in projects and sanctioned social events and follow all house rules. If a House Manager or senior responsible participant is designated in charge of the house, the participants will follow their instructions, allow search of their rooms and submit to random required drug testing House. Rules are included in the Client Handbook.


6.3. Residential Options. The Program will provide, select and approve all residences occupied by the participants during the Program. The Program will require participants to live in one of three types of residential units: (a) sober living rental unit, (b) single or shared room in the Program owned house at 5918 E. 44th St. Tulsa, OK, or, (c) an independent house or apartment at the expense of the participant. Housing option (c) will not be available for participants in Phase  I.


6.3.1. Sober Living Rental Unit. The Program has available room space in certain sober living houses owned and operated by Recovery Connections. Participants who reside in one of the Recovery Connections (or other sober living house) rules and conditions may be imposed in addition to those provided by the Program. The Program will provide a House Manager or a senior responsible participant to be in charge of the participants in that rental unit.


6.3.2. The Program House. A limited number of participants may live in the house owned by the Program. A House Manager will live in this house and be in charge of the participants. House Rules shall be applicable for the Program House. Attached as Ex. C are the current applicable House Rules which may be modified as appropriate by the Executive Director and the Executive Committee.


6.3.3. Independent Living House or Apartment. If a participant in Phases II through IV is allowed to live independently in an apartment or house at his own expense, nonetheless, the Program Executive Director and/or Case Worker shall have the same rights and duties of oversight, inspection, drug testing, imposition of curfews as needed as if the participant lived in a more restrictive residence.


6.4. Payment for Residential Occupancy. There shall be no charge to the participant for occupancy of either Section 6.3.1 or 6.3.2 housing. If a participant is allowed to live in a Section 6.3.3 residence, the Program may, but will not be obligated to pay all or any portion of the rental and occupancy expenses. Determination of such payment shall be based on the ability of the participant to pay and all other relevant circumstances.



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