Clem House Information

Essential Criteria for Admittance: 

  1. Prior to admission, each individual will go through an interview and a discussion about the expectations, the general rules, and an explanation of the way the residence runs. They will also be expected to complete all intake documentation and sign a contract for behavior and conduct.
  1. All residents are encouraged to stay a minimum of six months; requests to stay beyond six months will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the House Manager and the Executive Director.
  1. When a person signs an agreement to stay at The John W. Clem Recovery House, he makes an initial payment of at least $250.00 or an agreement has been made with an external agency to pay for the stay on a day-to-day basis. (NOTE:SNAP Benefits (food stamps) will be contributed by the resident to the Clem House.)
    • Program fees will be paid in full every week (non-VA contract residents).
    • Program fees include the following:
      • Introduction to the 12-Step approach to sobriety
      • A morning meeting 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. each day (M-F) to discuss issues, concerns, and reflect on the day
      • Guidance in learning to take responsibility for self and appreciate others
      • Awareness and practice of skills for appropriate functioning
      • One-on-one interactions with the Executive Director and the House Manager throughout the week
        • As part of the Veterans Administration program, veterans receive a treatment plan which includes adequate housing (after the Clem House program) as a goal and receive assistance with obtaining housing from the Veterans Administration Office in Athens, Ohio.
        • As part of the Clem House program, the Executive Director works with each of the men to establish an individualized plan (including adequate housing) once the men leave the program.
        • Wrap-Around services (community resources) are discussed and include assistance with finding appropriate long-term housing, food, legal services, community action agencies, etc.
      • Meals
      • Monitoring of medications
      • An assigned bed, including linens
      • Laundry facilities
      • Free use of the kitchen, dining room, common areas, spacious lawns, a covered outdoor meeting space
      • Access to books and entertainment
    • Program fees do not cover personal items (toiletries, personal food/snacks, clothing, haircuts, etc.)
    • REMINDER: Detoxification and treatment are not part of the Clem House Program and are not included in program fees.

Our full Resident Handbook can be found below.

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