By addressing the holistic needs of former offenders within compassionate recovery communities, we are working for a future where the cycle of recidivism is broken, where families are reunited with their fathers and sons, where men with co-occurring disorders can live more independent and rewarding lives, and where are our cities are safer.
And it all starts with a safe place to belong.
Our basic program lasts for 90 days, though residents have the option of staying longer if that course of action is deemed best through collaboration with our Treatment Team. Aphesis House requires that each resident attend at least one outside recovery meeting or religious service each week while in the program.
The 6 core tenets of our program help men, not only get by, but thrive in society.
Incoming residents receive:
Shelter, food, and water in a safe, sober environment.
A supportive, stable family network.
Access to a medication, mental health services, & relapse prevention services.
Weekly 1:1 sessions to set goals & accountability. Access to social services & guidance on taking the steps to establish & legitimize oneself in the community through proper identification.
Guidance on establishing a home, building healthy relationships, securing steady employment, & more.
Guidance on job retention, credit repair, budgeting, & saving for the future.
Current residents are provided with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to navigate through the real world as civilized and renewed citizens. Aphesis House equips the men with essential life skills in the areas of job readiness, financial literacy, and housing.
This project is funded under a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.