Located at the heart of Gorham village, Courage House is a new community-oriented transitional living program for men in recovery who are reentering society from jails and prisons. Our mission to provide a safe and supportive environment where our residents can transition away from addiction and incarceration and grow toward developing a meaningful and productive life for themselves.
We are a secular, MAT-friendly, professionally-staffed program.
What we provide:
- 16 beds, priced at $150 / week, in comfortable, fully-furnished bedrooms.
- Two experienced professional staff people: our program director Al Garcia and our house manager Eric Pryor.
- A large, modern, communal kitchen, complete with high quality appliances and free coffee, condiments, and basic food staple items. Nobody here goes hungry!
- We host frequent community events, including a weekly motivational speaker from the surrounding a community, a weekly meditation group, and regularly held free workshops and service opportunities on topics ranging from financial literacy to resume building to training service dogs. We are always looking for people to come in and share their time and skills with the residents.
- A house computer to work on resumes, job searches, class scheduling, etc.
- Coin-operated laundy on premises with free laundry detergent and dryer sheets.
What we expect:
- All residents are expected to remain drug and alcohol free. Random drug checks are performed. Any use of drugs or alcohol will result in immediate disciplinary action and potential termination of residency.
- Residents are expected to obtain work, attend school and/or volunteer at least 20 hours per week within the first two weeks of residency.
- Residents will maintain good relations with their housemates, neighbors and their community as a whole.
- Residents are required to obtain a qualified sponsor or certified Recovery Coach within one week of arrival. Our staff members have strong relationships across the Gorham community and are happy to assist residents in identifying a good peer support person.
- In addition to mandatory weekly house meetings, residents must participate in at least three "pro-social" activities a week. Such activities may include, but are not limited to: AA, NA, or other 12-Step meetings; faith-based opportunities such as Celebrate Recovery; or professionally facilitated group therapy and counseling.
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