Liberty Place can serve 108 women and has five components.


No Outside Work Allowed

  • Clients are screened by a telephone interview.
  • Screenings determine appropriateness.
  • Staff begins obtaining background information on clients. This includes client history of addiction, family social history of their experience with alcohol and/or drugs, criminal justice system, etc.
  • The SOS component last two to ten days depending on their willingness to proceed in the program.
  • SOS is a 16-bed dormitory.

No Outside Work Allowed

  • MT1 is also a 16-bed dormitory.
  • Clients begin to trudge. Trudging shows a motivation to recovery. Clients commit to a new way of life. Classes are held off-site and clients are required to “trudge” (walk) to their destinations. Clients are asked to show at least the same motivation for their recovery as they did their addiction.
  • Clients begin attending AA/NA meetings in the community.
  • Clients begin to face the first step in AA, which is to admit they are powerless over alcohol and/or drugs and that their life has become unmanageable.
  • Client success is based on individual commitment to recovery. Through actions and activities clients must show a commitment to working the program.

No Outside Work Allowed

  • Clients gain incentives for showing a willingness to invest in change.
  • If a client has income, they are required to pay 30% for their housing. If any, income will come from disability. However, most clients will not have any income at all.
  • Clients are still trudging.

No Outside Work Allowed

  • Clients transition from the Motivational Track Dormitory into an apartment on the premises. This is called transitional housing.
  • On the premises, clients now live in the community.
  • Clients no longer trudge.
  • Clients are now working on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Clients begin attending Recovery Dynamics classes and Errors in Thinking.
  • Clients begin working on homework assignments.
  • Clients begin working on assignments in the community. These assignments or “jobs” include gardening, maintence, housekeeping, laundry, kitchen, security, etc. Jobs are rotated every two weeks. Most of the work that goes on within the facility is performed by the clients. This teaches clients to become accountable and responsible for their daily living.
  • Clients learn to hold themselves accountable for their actions and the actions of their sisters/or brothers through community living and community meetings. Community meetings are where all issues and concerns within the house are discussed and addressed. Issues are things the client brings up about themselves. Concerns are things the client brings up about their sisters. Nothing (no issue or concern) is insignificant.

Clients are now permitted to seek employment

  • Clients may become peer mentors for clients in the motivational or recovery phase of the program or may seek employment in the community.
  • Clients begin to pay rent, work on maintaining sobriety, attend self-help meetings and participate in follow-up.
  • Clients receive additional privileges that include overnight and weekend passes.
  • As they progress, clients petition to move off-site and describe their plan of action for living as sober, productive members of society.
  • Clients are still expected to participate in all program components including self-help and group meetings.
  • Clients who complete this program and stay in compliance can always consider the program their home and can always return for support.

Clients who complete this program and stay in compliance can always consider the program their home and can always return for support.

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