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Participant Admission

Program Admission Criteria

Anyone wishing to come to Hull House Recovery Residences will be interviewed for admission.  HHRR does not discriminate against anyone or any group of people.  We embrace all people from all backgrounds and respect and encourage diversity.

These criteria are developed with recovery in mind and  HHRR is not the best fit for everyone.  As we interview each candidate and make individualized recommendations, we balance our decisions between what is best for the participant and the house as a whole.  

  1. Prospective participants must be medically stable: not orthostatic, BMI of at least 17, medically cleared by PCP or referring treatment team (recent labs, height/weight, and EKG if deemed necessary).
  2. Prospective participants must have a meal plan developed with an eating disorders dietitian and be able to follow it at least 80% of the time, sometimes without supervision.
  3. Prospective participants must be able to eat some snacks and an occasional meal without support.  (There will be times that participants need to manage snacks and an occasional meal on their own without staff present)
  4. Prospective participants must have a negative drug/alcohol test performed by HHRR or another provider no more than 3 days prior to admission.
  5. Prospective participants must be clean/sober for at least 30 days.
  6. Prospective participants must be willing to submit to random drug/alcohol testing.
  7. Prospective participants must have a letter of recommendation by a treatment. provider/team indicating they are clinically ready for this type of supportive environment.
  8. Prospective participants must have completed, or currently be participating in, a higher level of care (residential/PHP/IOP) for eating disorder and/or substance use disorder within past year.
  9. Prospective participants must be willing to attend an IOP for the first 6-8 weeks at HHRR.  IOP can be for SUD or ED, per recommendations of referring treatment team, in person or virtually.
  10. Prospective participants must agree to blind weight checks (frequency determined by participant and dietitian).
  11. Prospective participants must be able to carry out basic Activities of Daily Living: bathing, chores, attend meals, interact appropriately with peers in the house, respect boundaries of other participants and staff, etc.
  12. Prospective participants must be willing to engage in a recovery lifestyle:  no drug or alcohol use, follow a meal plan developed in conjunction with ED dietitian, attend all appointments with the outside treatment team (therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, PCP, sponsor/peer supporter/recovery coach), attend peer support groups, participate fully in HHRR required activities.
  13. Prospective participants must agree to attend weekly house meetings, daily check-ins, monthly individual treatment planning meetings and 90-day individual reviews with staff.
  14. Prospective participants must sign all admission paperwork and agree to abide by all policies.
  15. Prospective participants must sign a release of information for HHRR to give/receive information to outside providers/treatment team.
  16. Prospective participants must be willing to practice accepting feedback from by peers, peer supporters and staff at HHRR and treatment team.
  17. Prospective participants must be willing and able to participate in the HHRR level system to work toward a life worth living; a life worth sharing.

Exclusions: 

  1. Active suicidal or homicidal ideation.
  2. Active hallucinations or delusions.
  3. Severe cognitive deficits/impairment that interfere with living in a home with others.
  4. Need 24 hour “supervision”.  (The staff at HHRR may not always be on site.  Staff serves as peer supporters, not managers or supervisors.)