The Last House sober livings are by definition aftercare facilities for various needs of recovery. However, we provide much more than just a place to lay your head. The Last House provides realistic structure for our clients. We are not a boot camp nor a “flophouse,” but a place where people come who have the desire to carry out real change in their lives. Whether residents come in by way of intervention, court order, or on their own accord, all of our clients receive the same opportunity to gain the tools they need to grow and rebuild lasting futures. With the willingness of a resident and support of the end goal from loved ones, we can help people assemble a life worth living, free of drugs, alcohol and with purpose.
Our residents come to work on themselves with the support of peers, staff and a constant community of fellow members of our houses past and present at each location. Our residents build lasting relationships here, ones they take away with them when they move on and return to mentor and keep in touch with people who still remain. Camaraderie is a key component to what we do here. Clients are assigned a big brother, who will show the newcomer the ropes. We encourage peer feedback in our program. Residents tend to respond in a more positive manner to feedback given by their fellows, rather than management and staff. The disease of Alcoholism and drug addiction does not exist in a vacuum, in turn, we work hand in hand with the client, their families, mental-health professionals, out-patient care, or whatever is best suited for the given situation to make sure the steps being pursued are in sync and towards a united goal.
We believe in providing our clients with the fundamental tools to have a meaningful life, with purpose and usefulness to themselves and those around them. By building trust, developing integrity, learning accountability, change is invoked. We also insist that clients participate in their own sobriety. For example service commitments, sober parties, conventions, dances, fellowship and mandatory house outings. Learning how to have fun, build lasting friendships and interact with other people is an integral part of what we do here. We ask that our clients arrive with an open mind and put trust in the process and in THE LAST HOUSE.