The LyvFree – Transition House is a special place where the addict/alcoholic can land and start building the foundation of recovery.
This program can last up to two years, giving the person the opportunity to work the steps of recovery, build the life skills needed to live life on life’s terms, and reintegrate into society in a productive and personally fulfilling manner.
Though we are similar to a rehabilitation facility, we charge no upfront fees for service. As the person recovers, they will pay a very small monthly rent and utilities for the space they occupy, but only after they are employed. Most of their income will be saved for when they leave our facility, providing them with the nest egg for reintegration.
During the first 30 days our focus is to clear the mind of the immediate effect of addiction; during which time we work one on one to complete the first of the twelve steps. Room and board is paid for by donations and the ride-share car proceeds. From day one the person in recovery will have daily chores to perform on the farm so that there is no complacency. Daily meetings onsite, as well as two outside AA meetings will be required each week, transportation will be provided at no charge.
During the next 30 days room and board is still paid, steps 2 and 3 will be completed, and at the end of 60 days sobriety an evaluation will be performed to see if the individual is ready to start working. If work is not practical, a continuation of the program will be instituted and another evaluation will be performed at 90 days sobriety. If work is practical, we will assist the person in securing a job, provide transportation, and continue room and board support until they have 90 days sobriety. This process will continue until the person is capable of working, or they achieve 180 days of sobriety. At 180 days sober there is a work requirement, and the person will need to start paying their own way, as well as complete steps 4 and 5.
From here the person has another 6 months to complete steps 6 through 9, then an additional 12 months to establish their maintenance program, which consists of steps 10, 11, and 12, and build the life skills needed to be a productive member of society. During this 18 month period the person in recovery will be paying their own way and gradually reintegrating into society.
We understand that this approach means we can help very few people at a time, but we think it is better to do EVERYTHING in our power to help one person succeed, than throw many people back into society before they are ready only to see them relapse and need to start over again.