ATTACHMENT A - RECOVERY RESIDENTS: HOUSE RULES
Arise at times to be determined by weekly schedule.
Be in bed with lights out by 10 PM with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays when lights-out is 11 AM.
Obey authority (e.g. Program Director, House Manager, Resident Assistant) unless illegal, unethical, or unsafe.
Be courteous to other”s as you would like them to be courteous to you. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be respectful of others; be flexible, cooperative, and sensitive to the needs of others instead of insisting on your own way.
Support and encourage each other in words and actions. Speak only appropriate and uplifting language/words. (No profanity, harassment, discrimination, bullying)
Attempt to resolve conflicts with other residents in a Biblical manner. Bring unresolved concerns to the attention of the Program Director instead of discussing with other residents.
Discuss staff/volunteer concerns with the Program Director (not with other residents).
Attend and participate in all studies, meetings and classes. Be respectful of teachers/Promise Leader. Do not leave class or activity unless emergency.
Attend Wednesday and weekend church services.
Stay on Hope House property/premises unless approved otherwise.
No food or drink is allowed upstairs, except water.
Keep kitchen (e.g. microwave, refrigerator, counters), dining, living areas and bathrooms clean.
Pick up after yourself – immediately.
Immediately wash personal dishes using hot, soapy water; dry and put up in appropriate place.
Perform assigned chores daily – Must be finished before any other activity can begin (except for devotions).
Keep personal space clean; make beds before leaving your room; store clothing appropriately. No candles/incense.
Post only appropriate pictures/photos on personal space walls.
Keep property grounds neat and clean.
Conserve energy – turn off lights/appliances. Thermostats will be regulated by staff only.
Wear modest, clean clothing at all times. Must be fully dressed when downstairs.
Maintain good hygiene and personal cleanliness at all times - daily bathing, shaving, deodorant, hair and personal grooming. Notify Program Director of personal items needs to be bought weekly.
Do personal laundry during assigned times.
Sleep only in personal space – not in living areas.
Only enter another resident’s room upon approval.
Use your own property – clothing, personal items, etc. – Be respectful of others’ property. No gambling, loaning, or bartering.
Keep music/TV/movie volume at a level respectful of others living in the house during waking hours; head-phone music only during sleeping hours.
Listen to/watch only appropriate music/movies/shows. Read appropriate books/literature. (No secular music. Inappropriate subject matter includes R-rated, abuse, sex, drug, profanity)
Smoking and or vaping are only permitted in designated areas; discard cigarette butts appropriately.
Follow phone use process – Approval needed, limited to 15 minutes per resident.
Follow visitor process – Approval, public areas only.