About Hilljack House
In 1997, a group of recovering alcoholics decided to return the hope and support that was given to them in early sobriety. They envisioned a drug and alcohol free home environment where newly sober individuals could begin to rebuild their lives. Since then, Hilljack House has touched the lives of more than 500 individuals, many of whom are now successful members of society.
Today, there are five houses with accommodations for 38 residents. Our homes typically operate at full capacity and have a waitlist. To help meet the growing need for women's sober housing, Hilljack House plans to open another facility in the near future. Without the generosity of donors and volunteers, Hilljack House could not continue to support recovering alcoholics and addicts in their transition to independent, sober living.
Hilljack House is governed by a volunteer board of directors who donate their time, talent, and monetary support.
WHO WE HELP
Who We Help
The odds of recovery are greatly increased when addicts and alcoholics live in a safe place where sobriety is the primary focus. Men and women come to us from all walks of life. Our residents arrive from homeless shelters, half-way houses, rehabilitation programs, the professional and blue-collar ranks, and both broken and loving families.
When residents work a program of recovery, they learn to handle the ups and downs of life without the crutch of drugs or alcohol. When they start living sober and with purpose, they find dignity, respect, and hope. Families once torn apart by the pain and chaos of addiction begin to see promise as their loved ones show progress. Relationships heal. Families reunite. Employers benefit from having dependable, hard working employees.
Communities also profit from healthier and law-abiding individuals who might otherwise be a drain on limited resources. Many go on to help others who were once like themselves, thus completing the ongoing cycle of recovery.
LIFE AT HILLJACK HOUSE
Life at Hilljack House
Sober individuals thrive when they remain committed to living the principles of recovery. Each week, residents are required to attend 12-step meetings, meet with their sponsor, and contribute to the smooth operation of the house. Residents govern themselves under the oversight of an off-site house manager. House policies require them to work, pay rent and share chores. They participate in a weekly house meeting where they discuss house issues and support one another in recovery.
An important part of any recovery plan is to begin taking responsibility for financial and family obligations, gainful employment, legal issues, and health matters. Every month, the house manager meets with individuals to assist with setting goals, creating an action plan, celebrating successes, and discussing ways to overcome challenges. It is important that those in recovery become accountable for their commitments.
In order to meet their goals, many take advantage of the free and low-cost services our friends and community partners generously provide. When capable of handling emotional and financial challenges, they are encouraged to move on to fully independent living.