HOW DOES THE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM WORK?

“One day, I was tired, beat down, hurting so badly, and miserable. A friend brought me to Mariners Inn. I met with Coach and Ms. Hudson and we had a long talk. They signed me up for 90 days of treatment.” -- Larry T.

The Residential Treatment Program is the first step for men entering Mariners Inn. Our treatment program services men who are homeless, at least 18 years of age, and chemically dependent. This program provides 80 beds for up to 90 days of treatment.

Ten of our beds are generally reserved as emergency beds that can be occupied for up to ten days. These beds are often used by Alumni who are still in recovery, but due to extenuating circumstances, need short-term shelter.

The Residential Treatment Program is accredited through the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) at the most prestigious (three-year) level, indicating that Mariners Inn operates at the highest levels of integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency.

We approach treatment in a holistic fashion with the goal of treating the entire person. Our program includes: case management; individual therapy; group therapy; dual diagnosis therapy; community mental health agency referrals; didactics; literacy assessment and assistance; GED assistance; vocational assessment and referral; recreation; mentorship through our Alumni Program; family education through our Strengthening Families Program; and referrals for transitional or permanent housing.

Resident Obligations:                                                          

  • Remain completely abstinent from alcohol and other drugs
  • Attend all assigned groups and individual sessions
  • Must take all prescribed medications, including psychotropic medications
  • Attend all in-house NA meetings
  • Attend AA / NA meetings in the community after orientation period completed
  • All clients who have been previously enrolled in Mariners Inn must participate in the Intensive Relapse Program, which consists of additional restrictions, two additional groups, and a longer orientation period

Program Wish List:

  • Blankets, sheets, towels, washcloths
  • Socks, underwear, tee shirts
  • Hygiene products (i.e. toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, lotion, etc.)
  • Hospital mattresses, nylon / plastic mattress covers, pillows, nylon pillow covers
  • Twin bed frames
  • Funding to fill client prescriptions as necessary
  • Event tickets, movie passes, concert tickets