Addiction is a chronic disease. Individuals meeting the challenge of addiction run a continuing risk of relapse. Living in a safe and supportive environment with individuals facing similar challenges is one way to mitigate the possibility of a relapse. Oxford Houses are self-run, self-supported recovery houses. They are found throughout the US. There are ten Oxford Houses within our service area, eight for men and two for women.
To enter an Oxford House, an individual needs two weeks’ rent and an entrance fee. Meeting this initial expense is difficult for individuals coming out of incarceration or a treatment program. Through the generosity of our donors and a grant, we have been able to provide the rent and entrance fees for a significant number of individuals who have asked us for assistance…and the need continues.