What about employment? Do I have to work?
Yes. Understanding that self-sufficiency is our mission and boredom is the number one relapse trigger, everyone must secure full-time employment within 7-10 days of residency (including Saturday). Only first or second shift are approved working shifts. Unemployed residents must be off-site between 8:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.. Residents must attend a daytime meeting while job searching. All residents must contact the President/CEO of Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. daily while searching for employment. Our case manager will gladly work with residents to complete a resume', application, or polish their interviewing skills. In addition, unemployed residents are advised to seek job counseling through the Illinois Employment Training Center (IETC). Once full-time employment is secured, residents must complete a comprehensive financial budget. >>back to top
How much are the fees?
Fees are $154 per week plus a one-time chart set up of $20. >>back to top
Are there house chores?
Yes. All residents are required to complete house chores. Chores are designed to aide in the development of independent living skills. The house manager will assign and monitor resident chores. All chores must be completed before a resident leaves for work or no later than 9:00 a.m. >>back to top
Can I have visitors?
Yes. Residents must notify peers when they are expecting visitors. Visitation is to be confined to the general living areas only. Visitors are not allowed in any of the bed rooms. There is no visitation before 9:00 a.m. or after 08:00 p.m.. Visitors must adhere to the state and federal confidentiality laws. Under no circumstances will a visitor under the influence of mood-altering substances be allowed on-site. >>back to top
Is there a curfew?
Without exception, curfew for Phase 1 residents is at 10 p.m. - 4:30 a.m. (DAILY) Phase 2 is 11 p.m. - 4:30 a.m. and Phase 3 curfew is 12 midnight - 4:30 a.m.. >>back to top
What about meals / food?
Meal preparation is the responsibility of the resident. Food is to be prepared and eaten in designated areas only. >>back to top
Do you conduct random urine and/or alcohol screenings?
In order to ensure a safe and drug-free living environment for all residents, the use of mood-altering substances - on or off property - is strictly prohibited. Refusal to submit to testing or testing positive will result in an immediate referral to a more appropriate level of care, termination of residency, and forfeiture of your fees. >>back to top
Are there any groups at the house?
Yes, all residents are required to attend a weekly community education group (Monday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.). The group focuses on relapse prevention, behavior modification, spirituality, occupational and financial counseling, impulse control, self-esteem, core belief systems, and a variety of other recovery-based subjects. >>back to top
Can I receive independent counseling?
Ongoing counseling is required for all residents. Hope for Tomorrow offers counseling, at reduced rates, for residents in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their addiction. We can also provide referrals to other licensed professionals. >>back to top
Can I take an overnight pass?
Phase 2 & Phase 3 residents are allowed to request overnight passes. Specific policies and procedures are outlined in the resident handbook. >>back to top
How long can I stay?
We ask that all residents make a six (6) month commitment to the house. However, at the same time, statistical history has clearly demonstrated that residents who remain at Hope for Tomorrow for 12-24 months greatly enhance their recovery and reduce recidivism (post discharge). Residents may remain in residency as long as they are achieving life goals and there is mutual benefit between the program and the resident. >>back to top
Can I bring my car and/or motorcycle?
Residents are allowed to have automobiles and/or motorcycles. The resident must provide Hope for Tomorrow with a copy of their valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. >>back to top
What amenities are provided?
Hope for Tomorrow provides a washer/dryer, cable television, local telephone service, exercise equipment, internet, professional clinical guidance, and comprehensive medical assistance to residents. >>back to top
What about a waiting list?
At times, it may become necessary to place individuals on a waiting list. In such circumstances, we require interested applicants to check-in on Monday & Thursday in order to maintain a current filing status. Failure to check-in on a timely basis will jeopardize your intake placement. Residents must provide current tuberculosis test resultsand other requested documentation prior to admission. >>back to top
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