Admission Process / Member Responsibility / Curfew
Attend interview, which consists of discussion of application, “House Rules,” contract, and provide proof of identification in the form of a government issued photo ID or Social Security card.
Member will read and sign all forms with Director or House Manager.
Member will be given an intake urine drug test.
Member will remit financial responsibility at the time of intake.
Member must actively seek employment, volunteer, or attend school Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.
Member must attend a 12 Step recovery based program, choose a home group, and get a sponsor.
Member must attend a minimum of five “12-step” meetings per week.
Member must attend weekly house meeting.
Member must adhere to house curfew.
Member will be responsible for completing assigned chores.
Curfew for Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 p.m.
Curfew for Friday and Saturday: midnight, unless prior arrangements are made with the Director and/or House Manager.
There are no overnight requests for the first 30 days of residency. Each overnight request must be approved by the Director or House Manager, and the member is subject to a drug test upon return to the House.
An overnight pass may be granted, providing membership is current, house chores are completed, and no behavioral issues are present.
Financial and Employment Obligations
Membership is paid weekly, and must be paid to the LaRue House by 7:00 p.m. each Friday. If dues are not paid by the deadline, alternative arrangements must be made with the Director 24 hours in advance
The Director will determine a necessary payment schedule should the member fall behind in dues.
There is a $30.00 fee for all returned checks
There is a $10.00 fee for all random drug testing, except for the initial drug test at intake. The drug test fee must be paid by the Friday of the week that the drug test was taken.
Groceries are not supplied by the house. Each member is responsible for purchasing their own groceries. During a house meeting, members may agree to share groceries, with rules and amounts established by the house membership.
Member must be gainfully employed within 14 days of intake.
Members who receive disability or retirement payments must either volunteer for a local agency or attend college/vocational school.
Random Drug Testing / Chores / Visitors
Members are subject to random substance abuse testing while living at the LaRue House. Members must be willing and cooperative when submitting to random drug testing. If member refuses to submit to testing, that will be considered a positive result, and the member must immediately vacate the premises. All urine drug tests are subject to a $10.00 fee (see financial responsibility).
Member must respect the anonymity and privacy of all house members. All house business is confidential and must not be discussed outside the house. Violation of this policy will be grounds for immediate expulsion from the house.
Daily chores must be completed prior to leaving the house in the mornings (by 9:00 a.m.). Weekly chores must be completed on Wednesday by 7:00 p.m. and Saturday by 11:00 a.m. All members are responsible for house cleaning, and chores shall be inspected by the House President or the House Manager. Members are expected to plan their time accordingly in order to complete their assigned chores. If employment interferes with this schedule, other arrangement must be made with the House President or House Manager prior to the chore deadline.
All rooms are subject to inspection at any time by the Director or House Manager. Rooms should be kept neat and clean, and the bed must be made every morning before leaving the house.
No visitors are permitted on the property, unless other arrangements have been approved by the Director or House Manager.
Honor Code / Disruptive Behavior / Common Courtesy
Anyone who is aware of another member’s alcohol or other drug use, and does not make the Director or House Manager aware, will immediately be asked to vacate the premises. It is the responsibility of each member to bring to the attention of the staff any behaviors, actions, or infractions by another member that requires attention.
Disruptive behavior is grounds for immediate dismissal from the premises, and is defined as follows, but not limited to: Threats or acts of physical violence, abusive or loud verbal behavior, sexual harassment or misconduct, destruction of house property, theft, breaking confidentiality, violation of house rules or breach of contract, possession and/or use of drugs, alcohol, weapons, and/or fireworks, or gambling
Director and/or House Manager will determine any decision regarding expulsion and/or “House Rule” changes.
Members are required to knock before entering another bedroom. DO NOT enter another member’s bedroom if no one is in there.
Avoid eating another member’s food. Do not use anything that is not yours without permission from the Director and/or House Manager. Taking anothermember’sproperty is stealing. Be respectful to others. Violations will result in termination of residency.
Since excessive power bills could potentially force higher weekly dues, adherence to only opening windows when it is cool enough to turn off the air conditioning. Windows and doors are to remain closed when air conditioning or heat is running in the house.
Personal Hygiene - Member agrees to be responsible for personal hygiene. Member is required to do personal laundry regularly (coin washer and dryer available), wash dishes after each use, and keep personal property clean. Member is required to bath/shower and brush teeth daily.
Personal Space - A member’s room is considered their personal space; other members are not permitted in another member’s room without the presence of the member of that room.
It is encouraged that you make your space your own; however, no changes, improvements, decorating, or repairs are to be done to any part of the property without the express consent of the management. This includes installing appliances, moving and/or adding furniture, moving and/or adding pictures, photos and/or posters on the walls, and painting walls.
No pornographic materials are allowed in the house.
Medication / Smoking / Pets / Termination
Member may not be prescribed narcotic medication.
Each member must self-administer all medication, and all medication must be taken as prescribed by the member’s physician. If a new prescription is provided the member while at the LaRue House, it is the member’s responsibility to inform either the House Manager or Director to update member application.
Medication must be stored in a lock box and out of plain view of other members. The LaRue House does provide lock boxes for a fee. If the lock box is provided by member, a copy of the key or the combination must be provided to the management.
Any smoking is PROHIBITED inside the house, this includes vapors or e-cigarettes.
Smoking is permitted outside the house, provided the member immediately uses an ashtray and does not dispose of the cigarette butt on the grounds of the property.
No pets are allowed on the property at the LaRue House, either inside the house or outside the house.
Upon leaving the house, the member’s bedroom must be thoroughly cleaned.
Upon expulsion, member agrees to vacate premises immediately upon request from the LaRue House management.
All member personal belongings must be picked up within three days, or belongings become the property of the LaRue House.
Upon expulsion, prepaid dues will not be refunded, NO EXCEPTIONS.