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Frequent Questions

There are many reasons people who need help don’t seek help (some are listed below). However, the things that you can’t do alone can often be achieved working together.

Q: What are the priority populations that are admitted?

  • Pregnant individuals with intravenous substance use disorders
  • Pregnant individuals with substance use disorders.
  • All other individuals with IV substance use disorders
  • women with substance use disorders and dependent children.
  • Individuals who are HIV positive.
  • All other individuals with substance use disorders.


Q: What are the Admission Criteria?

A: An applicant will be admitted to Fellowship House’s residential program provided the following criteria are met:

  • Applicant must provide a current (less than one year old) ASAM assessment or history and physical with an axis I substance dependence diagnosis.
  • Applicant must complete Fellowship House application at time of admission.
  • Applicant must not currently be in physical withdrawal from any substance.
  • Applicant must complete screening interview with intake staff where any special needs will be assessed and addressed.
  • Applicant must provide social security card, printout, or picture ID.


Q: What are the Client's Financial Responsibilities?

A: Clients admitted to Fellowship are responsible for meeting the following financial obligations:

  • Admission fee: $35.00
  • Residential program service fee: Sliding scale of 30% of net income, not exceeding total cost of treatment
  • Food stamps: All meals are provided by FSH. Clients eligible for food stamps will submit their EBT cards to FSH on the day of admission
  • The vast majority of clients served by Fellowship House have no income or insurance at the time that they start working with us. Don’t let lack of finances stop you from seeking help from Fellowship House- we will work with you to meet these responsibilities.


Q: Are residents allowed to have visitors?

A: Visitors are permitted on Fellowship House property on Sundays after attending a virtual meeting with our Family Coordinator. All visitors must sign in at the admissions office when they arrive and must follow house rules such as dress code and cell phone restrictions.


Q: What is the dress code?

A: No sagging pants, sleeveless shirts, facial or tongue piercings, oversized clothing, flip flops, pajamas (outside of room), overly casual dress, short shorts or dresses, form fitting clothing, or low cut blouses/shirts.  Male clients may not wear earrings and female clients may wear only one pair of earrings

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