Becoming a Camp Haven Resident

“The First Steps”

  1. Application – completed by all prospective residents.
  2. Interview – staff conducts an initial screening interview to determine the prospect’s willingness to abide by our rule and to change their life.
  3. Criminal Background Check – conducted on all applicants. We do not accept prospects who have recent violent crimes or who will be impossible to employ.
  4. Drug Test – all applicants are drug and alcohol tested. You cannot take illegal drugs at Camp Haven.
  5. Psychological Evaluation – determine the individual’s compatibility and suitability for the program.

Upon Acceptance

“The Nuts and Bolts”

All residents do the following while at Camp Haven:

  1. Maintain sobriety
  2. Residents in addiction recovery must attend a sobriety support group
  3. Submit to random drug testing
  4. Obtain and continue employment
  5. Save 50% of net pay (must provide proof)
  6. Pay child support (if applicable)
  7. Follow all campus rules

The Basics

“What You Need to Know”

Exercise – all residents are encouraged to use the outdoor exercise equipment area. Exercise is essential for healing of the body and mind.

Program Times – programs are offered in mornings and evenings to accommodate residents’ work schedules.

AA Meetings – there are AA meetings here at Camp Haven on Wednesday s 5:30 p.m. and on Thursdays 10:00 a.m.

Maximum resident stay in the program is two years.

Phase I

“Journey to Independence”

Rent – the first 30 days are free and a graduated sub-market rent rate follows thereafter. This gives the new resident an opportunity to secure employment before paying rent. Up to three residents for the larger rooms and two residents occupy the smaller rooms.

Food – dinner is provided five days a week (thanks to the generosity of our supporters).

Goals – each resident works with staff to establish individual goals to achieve while at Camp Haven, such as, education, employment etc. Progress on these goals is reviewed weekly with staff.

Programs – formal programs focus on psychological counseling in group and in one-on-one sessions. We have educational programs that teach personal finance, inter -personal skills, credit management, vocational guidance, etc. Residents must attend three programs a week.

Successful Completion – a resident completes Phase I when he demonstrates compliance with the program rules, sustains employment, accumulates sufficient savings to secure community-based housing, and is psychologically stable (by the evaluation from our psychologist). The staff works with the resident to formulate a transition plan.

Phase II

“Wanting a Little More”

Who - a resident who completes the Phase I program but needs a little more structure to succeed in the community.

Rent – the resident signs a six-month, low-rent lease with a month-to-month term thereafter. The room is a one bed, efficiency apartment.

Goals – the resident continues to work on the goals that they have personally set. Staff reviews progress on these goals with resident weekly.

Programs – formal programs focus on psychological counseling in group and in one-on-one session. Residents in Phase II focus much of their program time on transitional goal setting: credit repair, housing options, etc. Two programs a week are mandatory.

Successful Completion – a resident completes Phase II when he is ready to live in the community. The staff works with the resident to implement his transition plan.