Resident Admission

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Program Admission Criteria

Anyone wishing to come to Hull House Recovery Residences will be interviewed for admission. HHRR welcome anyone or any group of people. We embrace all people from all backgrounds and respect and encourage diversity.

Download the Program Admission Criteria document below to learn if HHRR is the best fit for you, your client(s) or loved one(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for admission?

HHRR is currently accepting new residents coming out of a higher level of care (residential or PHP) for an eating disorder and/or an addiction. We also welcome women, and people who identify as women, who also have trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or OCD. Ages 18-30 is our preference, though all ages are accepted.

What do I bring?

Check out the list of things to bring, click here.

Does the house have WIFI and Cable Television?

We have both.

How many meetings must I attend per week?

All new residents will be required to complete an IOP during their first 6 weeks at the house.  This IOP may be in person or virtual, and may be for an eating disorder, for addiction, a mood disorder or all three.  In addition, we require residents to attend some type of support group seven days/week.

What sort of therapy will I be expected to attend?

All residents must be prepared to follow the treatment recommendations of the team from the discharging treatment program. After completing the IOP, the minimum required off-site treatment is weekly individual therapy and, when applicable, weekly nutrition counseling. HHRR will work with new residents and the discharging treatment center to find the best providers for each individual participant.

Do you have a washer and dryer on premise?

Yes, and you will be responsible for doing your own laundry.  We provide the laundry soap.

What does the program cost?

Our cost is $3,800.00/month. This includes rent, food, support from the house manager and peer supporters, a sober living environment, accountability and supervision around meals and snacks, group food shopping, drug testing as needed, referrals, and assistance with your recovery plan: meds, doctor appointments, therapy, support groups, nutrition assessment, counseling, family therapy, etc. The monthly fee may decrease over time, as the resident becomes more independent, needing fewer services.  Each resident will have their own individualized recovery plan, discussed and revised monthly, and all the accountability, connection and love they need as they seek lasting recovery.

Why is the cost so high and does insurance pay?

Unfortunately, insurance does not pay for any part of the services in the recovery residence because we offer no on-site treatment.  Insurance will pay for outside counseling, doctor visits, IOP and some nutrition services.  The fee is high because HHRR is located in a safe, high-end neighborhood, and it is expensive to maintain the house with the high standards we have set to keep residents safe and well.  This monthly fee covers meals, supportive services as well as the overnight house manager and peer supporters, who live in the house and provide the added accountability, connection and love residents need to create the meaningful life they want and deserve.

Who prepares the meals, and can I choose what I like to eat?

Residents do the shopping and cooking together.  HHRR is like a family and everyone works together.  Each resident can have their favorite foods, though we do not initially allow residents to prepare their own meals.  That’s too many cooks in the kitchen!  Recovery is a shared experience, and family meals promote lasting recovery.

Can I bring my car?

Yes, you can bring your car.  There is safe parking in the driveway.  If you do not have a car, we have a safe bus line nearby or the house manager and other residents can often drive you depending on where/when you need to travel.

What happens if I relapse?

Relapse happens.  We are working toward progress, not perfection.  If you relapse, you will meet immediately with the house manager and your outside treatment team to determine the next best steps.   If you become suicidal, and we believe you are not safe, we will arrange for you to be evaluated immediately. If you need to return to treatment, we will arrange for you to get there.  This is true for both ED and drugs/alcohol relapse.  We are NOT interested in putting people out or punishing them for being human.

Under what circumstances might I be asked to leave the residence?

Upon move-in, you will sign a lease agreement. You will also sign off on each policy and procedure that you are expected to follow during your stay with us.

You will be asked to leave the premises/move out of the house if you:  

  1. Threaten or hurt residents, the house manager, peer supporters, or neighbors.
  2.  Cause non-accidental physical damage to the residence, yard or neighborhood.
  3. Consistently fail to follow through with your agreed upon treatment contract.
  4. If you relapse and are unsafe at HHRR, we will assist you in returning to treatment.
What are my rights to confidentiality?

We are committed to providing the highest level of confidentiality.  Each resident must sign a confidentiality agreement where they agree to keep personal information they learn about the other residents confidential. What is said between residents must be kept between residents, except when staff needs to know if someone is at risk for harm. While we work hard to keep your stay at the residence confidential, we cannot guarantee people will not find out about your stay with us or the address of the home. We do not publish the address of the home on our website.

You will sign that you have received our HIPAA confidentiality statement.  We will also be asking you to sign a release of information for us to speak with your: family, sponsor, medical doctor, treatment providers, job, etc. Working with the house manager, and peer supporters, you will decide who is best for us to contact, and who is not, and why.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question(s), please call us at (216) 407-6278.

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