Limen House provides transitional living for chemically dependent men and women. We help them develop personal responsibility and prepare them to return to society as productive and contributing members. We develop unique recovery goals for each resident based on their specific needs. Our program for long-term recovery includes the followingPotential Limen House residents:
- Our holistic framework follows a 12 step recovery model which includes housing, individual and group counseling, food, life skills training, educational opportunities, financial literacy training, access to job training and placement, access to medical insurance, parenting classes, peer support and help in securing a safe living environment as they continue their recovery.
- Attending 12 Step programs (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous), 12 Step Study groups, lectures on Relapse Prevention, Peer Support groups, and other recovery-related activities.
- Learning tools to maintain abstinence, manage money, cope with stress and anger, develop and implement a self-care plan, develop a sober support network, obtain employment supportive of recovery, maintain a savings account with a positive balance at time of discharge and secure safe housing
- Residents are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the House. Residents can be asked to leave (for repeated rule violation or for chronic behavior problems). Use of drugs or alcohol is cause for immediate dismissal.
- Residents are required to keep their living areas clean and participate with other residents on chores to keep the House functioning.
- Breakfast together at 8:30 a.m.
- Morning group session from 9 to 10 a.m.
- Scheduled Appointments (doctor, voc rehab, dentist, grocery shopping, pick up clothing/furniture donations; counseling sessions)
- If no appointments are scheduled, residents start their recovery work, including step work
- Residents will attend a noon AA meeting
- Return from AA meeting by 1:45 p.m. and return to recovery work
- Two residents are responsible for cooking dinner for the entire House. Residents who are cooking dinner start preparations.
- Free time from 2 to 5 p.m. (some residents play cards, computer games; others continue recovery work
- Residents will eat dinner at 5:30 p.m. All are obligated to be there.
- Residents prepare for their evening AA meeting, usually somewhere nearby.
- All residents return by 9 p.m. to watch TV, play cards, do House jobs, take showers and prepare for the next day. All residents must be in bed by 11 p.m.
Many ancillary services are necessary to provide our clients the best opportunity for long-term recovery. Our valuable partnerships with other social service agencies in the community help our program be as successful as it is over the last forty years. These agencies include: Kirkwood Detox, Child Inc., Connections CSP, SOAR Inc., TASC, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Food Bank of Delaware, AIDS Delaware, the YMCA, Catholic Charities, Goodwill and West End Neighborhood House. The above list is not all encompassing and we are proud that Limen House is at the forefront of coordinating services within the community.