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The Fellowship Home of Raleigh is an 18-bed halfway house for alcoholic and/or drug-dependent men who are able to maintain gainful employment. Most of our residents are men who have been recently discharged from a treatment facility and are not yet ready to return to their previous homes or independent living.
Each resident is required to pay a small weekly rent. Typical length of stay is six months, but extensions can be granted by the Board of Directors upon a recommendation from the paid staff. In addition to housing, the Home provides each man three meals a day. Lunch is typically a packed meal taken to work.
In addition to paying rent, each resident is required to perform chores at the Home and become active participants in the recovery programs of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Residents are required to attend two in-house meetings each week and to attend at least two other AA or NA meetings per week. The Home has a van to transport men to AA or NA meetings. We also provide assistance in finding work, anger management classes and computers for resumes and job searches.
The Home is governed by an active Board of Directors and run by paid staff members. We employ a full-time Director and Assistant Director who work from an office in the Home but are not residents. We also select three residents for paid employment at the Home. The resident cook works a 40-hour week. Weekend cook is a part-time position. The resident Houseman is employed part-time to enforce curfew and report any overnight rule violations to the Director or Assistant Director.
The Fellowship Home of Raleigh has a zero tolerance for alcohol or drug use. The policy is enforced by random drug testing or tests performed at the Director's discretion.