Is The Door a halfway house?
The Door is actually an apartment complex more considered to be a community of adults living and enjoying life in recovery. Some might consider this to be a halfway house. However, anyone is welcome and we like to think of our home as your home. People coming out of treatment often need a safe, sober environment to help them ease their way back into independent living.
Are phone, internet, and cable included in the advertised cost of living per month?
Yes. All bills are included in the advertised monthly rent for your room. This includes water, electricity, energy, trash, phone, cable, and internet. There is a computer study area inside the staff office that will allow residents to have internet access on a daily basis and a resident phone with free long distance is available as well.
Can I bring my own television set?
There will be a television provided by The Door in the living room. This is a community television and should be shared by all residents. If anyone feels like they would like to bring their own television then they are free to do that. However, your television needs to stay in your room.
Is there a curfew at The Door?
When you begin your stay at The Door you will have a mandatory curfew of 10:00 pm for the first 30 days. We have this rule as an opportunity for each person to focus on their sobriety and become involved in the community at The Door as well as the greater Lubbock community. During this time period each you will be responsible for finding and maintaining employment, going to 12 step meetings, getting a sponsor, and beginning the process of working the 12 steps.
Do I have to stay at the house every night?
No, you do not have to stay at the house every night after your first 30 days (refer to above question). Following your initial probationary period you can stay out overnight. However, we do ask that if you are not going to come home for the night that you call your assigned House Manager. If no one answers then you are expected to leave a message stating your name, the time, your intentions, and where you will be staying.
Do you allow smoking or other tobacco products?
While we strongly discourage the use of tobacco products, residents of The Door are allowed to smoke and/or use smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco products are only allowed OUTSIDE. Residents are only allowed to smoke in designated areas and are never allowed to smoke in their apartment. It is very important to keep the grounds free of tobacco debris. If you are found "littering" on the property you will be responsible for cleaning up the entire grounds. The responsibility of keeping the designated smoking areas clean will fall only on those that choose to smoke
Are residents required to go to 12-Step meetings?
Yes, residents of The Door are required to attend 4 12-Step meetings per week. There are often other members of the community or staff going to these meetings all over town at any time of day. Staff will not provide transportation unless they are already planning on attending a particular meeting for themselves. Residents choose to ride with staff only at their own discretion.
Do residents have to have a job or go to school?
The Door requires that all residents gain full time employment or enroll in school full time within 2 weeks of admission in order to continue to reside here. All residents must show proof of employment or proof of enrollment in an accredited school. All paperwork must be shown to the Program Director or other staff. Residents who have financial assistance from family members and are not going to work or school may choose to volunteer for a minimum of 20 hours per week instead.
Is there a pre-assessment/ interview process?
All documents pertaining to admission to The Door can be found under the “Admissions” tab. All potential residents are required to complete the application for admission if they are interested in coming to The Door Sober Living Community. After completing this document and submitting the forms requested in it, we will review your application.
How long will it take a person to get in?
We recommend that you contact The Door at least 10 days before you plan to arrive. It takes time to complete the application forms and send them to the The Door staff offices. In addition, it will take us a minimum of two business days to review your application. The earlier you contact us, the more time we will have to work with you on any unexpected problems. It is our preference that if anyone is coming from a primary treatment center that our residents come to The Door directly from their primary treatment center. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can accommodate your interest in taking that first step through The Door.