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House Guidelines for Guests

Please read carefully as this is an agreement between participants and Hope Manor

Hope Manor is NOT a housing community; we are a recovery-oriented community. Our Philosophy is rooted in the 12 steps of recovery. We are here to encourage you through this lifesaving, life-enriching process and to hold you accountable to the following rules and guidelines:

Violation or an inability to comply with the following rules is grounds for immediate discharge from Hope Manor. Please note that if you are mandated by parole, probation or court and you are discharged for any reason that the incident will be reported immediately to the supervising officer. We will also notify the person you list as relative. No refunds are given under any circumstances.

Law Enforcement, Parole/Probation officers are granted access to house and info on all participants at anytime.

  1. NO use of alcohol or any mind-altering and/or mood-changing drugs.
    1. If you assist or allow another participant to use (this includes NOT informing House Leaders that you are aware of another participant in violation) you will be immediately discharged from Hope Manor.
  1. All Doctor prescribed medication and all over-the-counter drugs MUST be approved.
    1. Applications must clearly state any and all medication a person is taking and for what condition, in order to determine whether that person is eligible to be a participant at Hope Manor.
    2. Hope Manor reserves the right to attend doctor appointments with participants and confirm ALL medical information with Doctors, Dentists, Hospitals, etc., before and during residency at Hope Manor.
    3. Any regular medications that are discontinued, need to be done under a doctor’s supervision. A letter from your healthcare provider is needed prior to stopping medication.
    4. All participants must check with House Leader before taking any medication including over the counter and supplements.
    5. Participants may not use mouthwash, or any other product, unless it is alcohol-free. No poppy seed food or products can be consumed/used.
  1. Participants must submit to urine drug screens and/or breath tests upon request.
    1. Refusal to submit to a drug screen and/or breath test will be considered an admission of using.
    2. Once asked for a urine sample, you MUST produce it within 1 hour and you may not leave the eyesight of House Leader until results are finished.
    3. The results of the drug test will be considered final. If participant insists the test is incorrect, then participant will be responsible for immediate testing from an outside agency. The test will be at the expense of participant and if positive the participant will not be allowed to ever re-enter Hope Manor.
    4. If Hope Manor suspects you are using or drinking, a positive urine result is not required for discharge.
  1. Participants are not allowed to work in or go into any alcohol-serving or adult entertainment establishments while at Hope Manor including, but not limited to bars, nightclubs, or casinos. Any questionable establishment should be cleared with House Leader.
  1. If a participant relapses she/he may be allowed back to Hope Manor after two weeks, with careful consideration by administration.
    1. The period for re-entry and/or length of Phase 1 and 2 may be lengthened.
  1. Each participant is expected to be self-supporting and must contribute financially to the running of the Hope Manor home. Payment of $300 fee is due on the 1st and the 15th of each month. If fee is not paid, is late, or if you have a balance to Hope Manor participants may be placed on Financial Probation, which includes:
    1. A modified Phase I.
    2. Providing House Leader with pay stub and a written budget/financial plan.
    3. All budgets need to be turned in by 5pm two days before fees are due.
    4. If participant is unable to pay, depending upon the individual situation/circumstances, you may be asked to leave Hope Manor.
    5. We do not give refunds.
  1. Participants will attend AA and/or NA meetings. If participant is employed (20 hours or more) they will attend a minimum of 7 meetings per week. If unemployed (or less than 20 hours) participants will attend a minimum of 14 meetings per week.
    1. Number of meetings is not negotiable. Treatment/outpatient, Celebrate Recovery, church, sponsor meetings, counseling, etc., do not count as meetings.
    2. Participants will attend 2 meetings chosen by Hope Manor in addition to the weekly house meeting.
    3. Participants must participate in the program of AA/NA, which means getting a home-group with a commitment, a sponsor, and actively taking the 12 steps.
    4. Participants must meet with their sponsor weekly. Make sure the person you choose has the availability to do so.
    5. If a participant chooses to change sponsors, they need to have a new sponsor lined up before parting ways with their old sponsor AND they must notify their House Leader.
    6. Participants must have meeting cards signed by a House Leader or chairperson running the meeting, immediately after the meeting has ended.
    7. Proper meeting etiquette is required at all meetings. Cards will not be signed if participant is not in seat before meeting opens, leaves before final closing, uses phone or is disruptive or distracting in any manner.
  1. Each participant is allowed to bring the equivalent of 2 large suitcases.
    1. Participants are responsible for keeping their personal areas neat and clean, including nightstands, dressers, closets, under their bed, etc.
    2. A participant’s clothing and personal belongings must always be stored neatly. All rooms are subject to random inspection for cleanliness and contraband. This includes drawers, closets, etc. Please be mindful that limited space means limited belongings.
    3. Photos, posters etc. must be placed on each person’s billboard and are not allowed on walls.
    4. Any and all items left at Hope Manor 30 days after a participant leaves Hope Manor will be considered a donation. At no time is Hope Manor responsible for participant’s belongings.
  1. No Participant may date or have romantic relations with any other Hope Manor Participant who lives in the same house.
    1. If participant is on probation or parole, she/he must get written permission to spend one on one time with any individual, outside of Hope Manor, who is also on probation/parole.
  2. Guests and visitors:
    1. No visitors of the opposite sex are allowed in the Hope Manor houses.
    2. Adult visitors are only allowed at the invitation of a participant, must be approved by House Leader and can only be in the common areas of the house.
    3. All visitors, including sponsors, are allowed from 10am and must leave by 10pm.
    4. No overnight guest(s) are permitted in Hope Manor houses.
    5. Sponsors may meet with participants in approved areas.
    6. No participant or guest is ever permitted in another person’s bedroom.
    7. If participant has children ongoing visitation guidelines will be determined by administration. All visits must be approved by the House Leader and must take place in the common area of Hope Manor or in the backyard.
  1. No stealing, fighting, or threats of physical violence.
    1. Derogatory slurs of any kind will not be tolerated.
    2. Absolutely no pornographic or racial hate materials allowed in Hope Manor.
    3. No paraphernalia or weapons are allowed on Hope Manor property at any time.
    4. There is ZERO tolerance of a participant taking other participant’s food and a $50 fine will be charged for all violations.
  1. No participation or involvement in any illegal activities.
    1. This includes being in the presence of illegal activities.
    2. All incidents must be brought to the attention of management immediately.
    3. All interaction with law enforcement must be brought to the attention of management immediately. 
  1. At Hope Manor we believe in a lifestyle of service and “giving back,” as such we have occasional mandatory volunteer opportunities in the community. You will be given plenty of notice to request the time off work.
    1. At events you represent Hope Manor. Any breach of respectful conduct will result in consequences.
  1. At Hope Manor we believe in participating in recovery events, as such there are 2 mandatory conferences per year. Hope Manor may require additional recovery events/workshops/activities during the year.
    1. Registration fee, lodging and travel for these conferences are paid for by Hope Manor.
  1. At Hope Manor we practice the principle of being self-supporting, as such all participants are required to work or attend school a minimum of 20 hours per week.
    1. No Participant is allowed to work more than 40 hours per week.
    2. Participants must supply Hope Manor with work schedule as well as name of immediate supervisor, work phone number and address. Work/school schedules must be turned in by 10pm Sundays.
    3. Curfew is not adjusted for work.
    4. Unemployed participants must submit at least, but not limited to, 2 applications per day.
  1. Participants are required to adhere to curfew.
    Sun – Thursday 11:00pm
    Fri and Saturday 12:00am (midnight)
    1. Adherence to curfew means signing in by times listed and remaining in house.
    2. Participants must call House Leader if an emergency arises, and they are going to be late.
    3. If participant is late a U/A and Breathalyzer will be given and the cost of tests will be charged to the participant and additional consequences may result depending upon the circumstances.
  1. Quiet time is at 10:00 p.m.
    1. Quiet time is defined as respect of others while sleeping. Participants may read or watch television after quiet time, provided that other participants are not disturbed.
    2. No use of washer and/or dryer after quiet time.
    3. No cooking or coffee after 10 pm, however microwave may be used.
  1. Participants are required to sign out when they leave from the house and sign in immediately upon returning to the house.
    1. Participant must list where they are going, who they are with, and how they are getting to destinations.
    2. When spending time with nonparticipants, full name of each individual and their phone number must be listed on the board.
    3. We have the right to verify information listed on the board at any time.
  2. Mandatory Chores and Hygiene: Chores promote personal responsibility so paying or asking someone else to do your chores is NOT permitted. Failure to have chores completed will result in possible reduction of Phases and/or various other consequences.
    1. Participants are required to have bed made, bedroom tidy and assigned chores completed and signed off on before leaving the premises for the day or by 9:30 am at the latest.
    2. If participant is scheduled to work AT or before 7:00am, arrangements can be made to do your chore/s after work – however this must be approved by a House Leader the night before by 10pm.
    3. No one is to be in bed during chore check.
    4. Participants are required to tend to personal hygiene daily, this includes a daily bath or shower. If someone is in need of hygiene products, please inform House Leader.
    5. Bedding is to be washed every week and signed off on chore sheet by 10pm on Sundays.
    6. Participants may not sleep on top of comforter, on the couch or floor.
    7. Deep Cleaning will be done monthly and checked on the 1st Sunday each month. This includes a thorough cleaning of the entire house. Couches and chairs, etc. must be pulled out and cleaned behind. Ceiling fans, shelves, trim, appliances, etc. must be cleaned appropriately.
    8. No eating or drinking (other than water) is permitted in any area other than kitchen and dining room. Food is not to be left on the counter. All food must be stored in refrigerator or cupboard.
    9. Washer and dryer may only be run from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Loads must be medium to full loads, but DO NOT OVER FILL. If any laundry is left in the machines for longer than 30 minutes it will be confiscated. Do not leave the house while laundry is in use.
  1. No participant may borrow money from another participant.
    1. No participant who is on Phase 1 may use another participant’s or nonparticipant’s phone. If a participant allows a Phase 1 to use phone or other electronics, a reduction in their phase will occur.
  1. No Participant should disclose any information about another participant or former participant to anyone (except parole/probation/law enforcement). Concerns about a Hope Manor participant or alumni need to be brought immediately to the Director.
  2. All participants are responsible for their own medical condition.
    1. Hope Manor is not liable for any participant at any time.
    2. In case of emergency, House Leaders will notify the authorities and be as helpful as possible but will not be responsible for participant’s condition or emergency/medical treatment.
    3. Participants must inform management of all medical appointments/illness in advance.
    4. All prescriptions, over the counter medications and all supplements must be approved by House Leader and inspected before bringing them into house.
    5. All prescriptions (including refills) must be brought home in stapled pharmacy bag and cleared by House Leader.
  1. Hope Manor does not provide transportation and participants are responsible for their own transportation.
    1. No personal vehicles are to be driven without providing Hope Manor with a copy of a valid license, registration, and proof of insurance on the vehicle to be driven.
    2. Participants are not allowed to lend their vehicle to any other participant.
    3. One vehicle per person is allowed on the property or street at Hope Manor. Vehicles must be searched prior to use and can be searched at any time thereafter.
    4. Hope Manor reserves the right to deny the privilege of having a vehicle at the house.
    5. Vehicle must be in working condition or it will be towed at owner’s expense.  
    6. Everyone with a vehicle is expected to be of service and help other participants get to meetings; participants needing rides should ask 24 hours in advance and are expected to be of service in other ways and/or pay for gas.
  2. After 90 days in the house, on Phase 3 with good standing (current on fees, employed, meeting attendance, chores, etc.) AND finished the complete set of Peter M. CD’s, a participant may be granted a 48-hour pass once every 30 days, or a 24 hour pass every 14 calendar days.
    1. Participant must have completed the 2nd set of recovery CD’s (Peter CD’s) to be eligible for a pass overnight or for the day.
    2. Participant has 3 months from entry date to complete Peter CD’s without being phased down.
    3. Participant must provide a written request by 10pm the Sunday PRIOR TO date of requested pass.
    4. Participant must complete pass request form. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
    5. Participants will be given a UA upon return to the house. If they plan to return prior to submitted return time, they need to notify the house leader on duty the day of their return.
  3. No smoking or vaping in house at any time.
    1. Smoking and vaping are only permitted in the designated smoking areas.
    2. No loitering (or sitting in cars) in front of house or in alley.
    3. The address of the house is confidential. Do NOT give it out without approval from administration.
  4. No TVs, space heaters, humidifiers, personal refrigerators, etc. are permitted.
    1. Do not touch thermostat at any time.
    2. No participant shall change their assigned bed or rearrange furniture without permission from the House Leader. No one is to bring in any furniture or hang anything on walls.
  5. Hope Manor may implement other rules or regulations on an individual or the community as it deems necessary and reserves the right to use our interpretation of these rules.

Probation Period

The probation period lasts for 30 days. It is divided into two phases.

PHASE I (first 14 days)

  1. Participant is not allowed to leave the immediate premises (yard) without a senior house member (phase 2 or 3 participant).
  2. When outside the home, participant must remain with the high phase.
  3. Participant must list high phase accompanying them on the sign-out board.
  4. Participant must provide House Leader with official work schedule.
  5. Participant may work no more than 25 hours.
  6. Participants will be allowed to report to work without a high phase and have a 20-minute grace period to go directly to work and directly return from work.
    1. As circumstances warrant, the House Leaders may make exceptions as they feel necessary. This is determined based on whether the request is a need or a want.
  7. No visitors (in or out of the house) during Phase 1.
    1. Hope Manor makes exceptions for participants with children (all visits must be approved by the House Leader 24 hours in advance and must take place in the common areas of Hope Manor or in the back yard)
  8. Until the day you start work, you are considered unemployed and must remain on job-search. A minimum of 2 job applications per day must be submitted (completed and turned in) until participant is employed.
  9. Cell phones must be turned into House Leader and will be given to participant for one hour per day, to be used in the common areas. If phone time is abused or misused, it will not be granted the next day.
  10. Participant must have a job, a Home Group, commitment at Home Group, a sponsor and Hope Manor CDs must be halfway (9) completed before moving on to Phase 2. Meeting Etiquette must be adhered to for CDs to count.

PHASE II (14-30 days)

  1. Phone will be returned to participant.
  2. Participant may leave Hope Manor alone for 2-hour periods of time with prior approval of House Leader.
    1. Full name & phone number of anyone (outside of house) participant is with during the 2 hours must be listed on board. No changes of destination or exceptions allowed.
  3. No Hope Manor participant many spend time with anyone in active addiction/alcoholism.
    1. All participants must complete association/contact request form for anyone they want to “hang out” with.
    2. If a participant is on probation, parole, in drug court or pre-trial services, they must clear ALL associations with their supervising officer.
    3. Hope Manor will NOT approve contacts until the supervising officer has sent an email stating requested individual is approved to the Director at
  4. Participants have 20 minutes grace period to get to work and return from work.
    1. As circumstances warrant, the House Leaders may make exceptions as they feel necessary. This is determined based on whether the request is a need or a want.
  5. Participant may submit a written request to work up to 32 hours.
  6. Participant must be in good standing on Phase II, have completed 14 days of Phase II, have completed the first set of Hope Manor CDs (Rogers -18), fees paid, meetings attended and consistent weekly sponsor meetings before moving on to Phase 3.
  7. Participant must complete 5th step with sponsor before they are eligible to request 40 hours of work.

* We reserve the right to implement consequences as needed. Management reserves the right to lengthen or place a participant back on Phase I or II at any time if deemed necessary for the sobriety and safety of the participant or community. If consequences are not effective to change a participant’s behavior, Hope Manor has the right to terminate the individual at any time.

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Tue: 9.30AM-5PM
Wed: 9.30AM-5PM
Thu: 9.30AM-5PM
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Sun: Closed

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