As a second stage treatment facility, residents are allowed to go out into the community for work or engage in recreational activities, as well as having overnight passes after completing one month. Alpha House strongly supports alumni of their program and offers aftercare, as well as welcoming past residents who find themselves in crisis in regular group sessions.
To foster life beyond the program, Alpha House has built partnerships with an extensive network of halfway houses, transitional or supportive housing agencies and can offer referrals to medical and psychiatric professionals for clients that need additional support.
Alpha House is an inpatient aftercare program for men 18+
Many refer to Alpha as second stage treatment as clients are given the freedom to work and typically have an acute sense of life stability prior to admission. The residents of Alpha House support their recovery through an abstinence based recovery program. This program includes a variety of modalities which residents are free to choose for themselves.
The Alpha House program offers a unique blend of guidance and support in areas of the greatest concern to our clients. These include upgrading of one's education, job searching, life skills, one-on-one counselling, and living within a community and meeting one's obligations to it. Our facility is staffed 24-hours a day by trained counselors and specialists. The staff facilitates regular meetings and groups through the week. These include the following:
Alpha House is a large house that accommodates a maximum of 25 in-house residents and supports an additional 50 + non-residents, as well as keeping the door open and always welcoming Alpha House Alumni into the facility. Treatment and housing all take place at the Alpha House facility, where space for meetings and other services available on-site. The bedrooms include twin beds and there are six bathrooms in the facility. There is also a living room, dining room, kitchen, TV room with a computer for job searching, meeting room and backyard available to residents.
Meals vary greatly, but all lunches and dinners are home-cooked and served in a sit-down setting, unless the client is off-site working. In that case, they are encouraged to pack their own lunch. Clients take turns preparing dinner each night and consist of hearty meals like pizza, burgers and roasts with a healthy salads. The kitchen is also stocked with fruits and vegetables delivered regularly, as well as a variety of basic pantry items.