Shalom House

Daily

What does a day at Shalom house look like?

  • New residents are required to be out of the house job-hunting from 9 to 5 daily until they find work. Generally they work first-shift, minimum-wage jobs and use public transportation.
  • Residents are also required to attend two AA or NA meetings and one Sunday Christian church service each week.
  • They complete assigned household chores three times per week, cook their own meals, and do their own laundry.
  • We have a mandatory house meeting every Tuesday evening.
  • The unmarried ladies are required to postpone romantic relationships and all residents must be home by a curfew time each evening unless they are working.
  • All medication, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, is kept in a locked cabinet. Alcohol consumption and certain medications which have a high potential for abuse are prohibited for residents of Shalom House.

Shalom House is located in the city limits within walking distance of downtown. There are two floors at the halfway house. Each floor has a bathroom, kitchen, living room and semi-private bedrooms. Rent is paid weekly. The average length of stay is approximately six months, but a year or more of residence is common.

Life

Re-adapting for success

The goal of Shalom House is to allow women to complete the recovery process while adapting to daily life again to ensure long-term recovery.

Women at Shalom House are active in:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings
  • Part-time or full-time employment
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • DSS Treatment Plan (for mothers with children)
  • Continuing job training and education
  • Relationship reconciliation
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