FAQ

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Residents coming from an inpatient treatment setting and having Medical Assistance through Lancaster, Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, York or Adams Counties are eligible for a scholarship.

What is the admission fee to move into REI?

Upon residency at REI, residents will pay a security deposit and two weeks rent, which varies by location.

How long can a resident stay at REI?

There is no minimum length of stay required. Residents may stay as long as it takes for them the establish stability in recovery and the means to live independently. Most residents stay between 3 months and 1 year.

What are the admission requirements?

Potential residents must have a desire to remain clean and sober, pass an initial drug screening, have employment or be willing to look for employment and meet the financial obligations of residency.

What are the requirements for residency?

All residents are required to abstain from all alcohol and drugs, be involved in an outpatient drug and alcohol counseling program and complete that program during their residency, attend at least five 12-step fellowship meetings per week, sustain employment, and attend weekly house meetings. See the home page for a link to Guidelines.

What happens if I lose my job?

Residents cannot quit their job unless they have another job in place. Residents who are fired from their job will be given a strict two week period to find employment.

Am I permitted to have a personal vehicle?

Residents are eligible to have a personal vehicle after 30 days of residency. Having a vehicle is a privilege and will be determined by house manager and REI Coordinator. Gate House clients who successfully managed a vehicle in treatment may bring their car to the residence.

Am I permitted home passes?

Home passes are permitted and are dependent on resident’s length of stay, personal progress and financial responsibility.

Are visits allowed on site?

Yes. Visits from family and sponsors are permitted in common areas of the house.

What is the curfew?

Curfew for all residents is 11pm Sunday-Thursday and 12am Friday-Saturday.

What happens if a resident relapses?

Residents who relapse forfeit their residency and will be offered treatment resources by the REI Coordinator.

What safety measures are in place at REI?

REI uses the strictest safety recommendations, and exceeds requirements for fire safety. Each location has a hard-wired fire monitoring system, and either fire escapes or emergency ladders on-site. All locations are compliant with city zoning standards, and have an appropriate number of residents per location, ensuring safe evacuation if necessary. Entrance to each property is restricted by electronic entrance codes, which are changed regularly to avoid re-entrance by past clients.

REI is a certified residence through the Pennsylvania Alliance of Recovery Residences and follows the NARR standards of safety and quality throughout all five the recovery residences.