are subject to change. Ask for current rules prior
to admission or upon admission.
or use of alcohol, drugs or weapons is strictly
prohibited. Possession includes anywhere
on Turning Point property. This includes any product
that contains alcohol i.e., mouthwash, after-shave,
over counter medicines, etc. All prescribed and
over the counter drugs must be held and dispensed
by the House Manager. Violation will result in
Drug Testing is mandatory if
asked to submit to a alcohol/drug test. If the
results are positive or the resident refuses the
test, the resident will be immediately discharged
or offered appropriate consequences to be determined
by the director.
Threatening, violent, and/or aggressive
behavior is grounds for discharge.
No changes, improvements, decorating or
repairs are to be done to any part of
the property without the director’s approval.
This includes appliances, moving and/or adding
furniture, moving and/or adding pictures, photos
and posters on the walls.
No smoking except in designated areas.
No incense, candles or anything flammable allowed
anywhere in the house at anytime.
All doctor appointments must
be approved in advance by the director until completion
of the twelfth step other than emergencies where
the resident is required to advise the doctor
upfront of their alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Failure to properly inform doctors will result
A Sponsorship Report is due within 7 days from
admission. Sponsors including temporary
sponsors must have a minimum of 5 years clean/sober
and be a Turning Point approved sponsor. Sponsor
must have a sponsor and have worked all 12 steps
with a sponsor from the directions in the AA Big
Book or NA Basic Text. Sponsor cannot be an employee
from the resident’s treatment center or
case management. Sponsor cannot be a member of
another recovery house. Working the steps with
the house does not exempt resident from working
the steps with a Sponsor from the AA Big Book
or NA Basic Text.
Attendance at AA/NA/CA meetings is mandatory.
A meeting slip must be signed
including telephone numbers by
chairpersons or members recommended by the chairperson
showing attendance at a minimum 1 meeting
per day (7meetings per week). Additional
meeting requirements at director’s discretion
may be added. The meeting slip must be turned
in to the House Manager each Friday by curfew.
House Meetings, Aftercare (required), and group
therapy count toward the 7-meeting requirement.
Resident’s attending IOP are only required
to attend 5 AA/NA/CA meetings per week (1-2 meetings
on each day not in IOP) counting same as above.
If enrolled in IOP, failure to comply with treatment
will result in discharge from Turning Point. The
counselor must sign the meeting sheet to show
your attendance. IOP patients contribute gas money
to ride with residents that are approved to have
cars. Aftercare is required for Alumni of treatment
centers with local aftercare available.
House recovery support meetings are held
every Sunday and Thursday from 7:00 P.M. - 8:30
P.M. A Monthly Appreciation Meeting is held on
the first Sunday of each month from 7:00 P.M.
- 8:30 P.M. A meeting sheet must be signed. Resident
will present House Step Reports at meetings and
complete a fifth step within forty-five days.
The recovery support group charge is $20 per person
per group; however, the fee is paid from other
funding sources for qualifying residents.
Curfew is 10:00 P.M. on weeknights (Sun.-Thurs.)
and 11:00 P.M. on weekends (Fri. & Sat.) for
the first 30 days if all rules are followed.
It is 11:00 P.M. on weeknights and 1:00 A.M. on
weekends after 30 days if all rules are followed.
This means in the house, not sitting outside or
in the driveway. If working past curfew, resident
must be in 30 minutes after work. No incoming
or outgoing phone calls after curfew except in
case of emergency. 1 night passes per any 7 day
period can be earned after the first 30 days by
following all rules. 1 night passes per 7 days
or 2 night passes per 14 days can be earned
after verifying completion of the 5th step with
a sponsor. 2 night passes per 7 days can be earned
after completing the twelfth step. The manager
must receive pass requests 72 hours in
advance. Passes will not be approved
before reviewing weekly performance on the same
day of the pass. Resident cannot leave for pass
without final approval from Director via Manager.
Failure to comply is grounds for discharge.
Required within first 3 business days
starting on the admission date. If unemployed
upon admission, acquire proper ID’s, physically
report in person to the food bank & apply
for food stamps before starting work. If employed
upon admission, the food bank & food stamps
apply at the director’s discretion. Failure
to comply may result in discharge.
Employment: If unemployed and
you have $300, you have 14 calendar days starting
on your first day in the house to secure a full
time verifiable work schedule. If accepted and
you do not have $300, you have 8 calendar days
starting on your first day in the house to secure
a full time verifiable work schedule. Unemployment
may result in discharge. Employment must
40 hours with no required overtime per week.
Consideration for approval from the director with
no guarantee of approval can be earned for working
overtime after completing a 5th step with a sponsor.
Resident may not start or change jobs
without Director’s approval in advance including
orientations. Resident must work for
employer that pays by check with check stub showing
tax deductions and number hours. Check stubs will
always be due on payday. Resident cannot work
for a relative or Turning Point resident without
prior approval from the Director. No temp services
allowed. If too sick to work, resident must stay
on the property other than going directly to the
doctor and straight home. A doctor’s note
stating the diagnosis and when the resident can
return to work is required on all doctor visits.
A doctor’s visit is required on the second
consecutive day that a resident misses work. If
resident misses more than 3 days of excused or
unexcused work within any 30 day period it is
grounds for discharge. Residents come home from
work each day before going to meetings with other
residents as a team.
13. Privileges with the opposite sex are
earned based on progress. Until receiving
consent from the director there are no phone calls,
exchanging phone numbers, letters, visiting, riding
in cars, or being alone with the opposite sex.
Sexual comments, flirting behavior, and any more
than brief interaction with the opposite sex are
prohibited. Consideration for approval with no
guarantee of approval for new relationships can
be earned after verifying completion of the tenth
step Violation of any part may result in discharge.
Possession of mobile phones & beepers must
be approved in advance by the director. Consideration
for approval with no guarantee of approval can
be earned after verification of a eleventh step
with a sponsor if not approved sooner by the director.
Residents enabling other residents to make unapproved
cell phone calls will lose the cell phone privilege.
Guests must be approved in advance
by a staff member for each visit
and a staff member must be present during all
visitations. Immediate adult family members and
pre-existing significant others that are not considered
to be counterproductive to recovery by the director
are strongly encouraged to attend a house meeting
within one week of admission for orientation and
to determine the frequency of future contact,
if any i.e. phone, visits, and passes. Approved
guests are allowed in common areas of the house
only. No guests are allowed in bedrooms.
No type of sexual conduct is allowed.
You may sit side by side. No lying down, sitting
in laps, or any other type of physical contact
is allowed during visitation. No sitting in parked
cars or outdoors. Hugs of the AA/NA nature are
A chore list will be posted weekly.
Chores are to be done daily and must be checked
and signed off by the House Manager. Residents
are responsible for keeping their own area orderly.
Beds must be made each morning. Nothing on the
floors but shoes & nothing on the beds but
linens. Everything else is to be put away. No
food or drink in bedrooms. Each person is responsible
for washing their own dishes at the time they
Pornographic materials are grounds for
immediate discharge. For the purpose
of Turning Point’s Spiritual Environment
pornographic material includes any type of nudity.
Profanity is not a sign of spiritual growth. Profanity
in the presence of the opposite sex, children,
and/or guests is prohibited.
Support Team System means doing together
what we could not do alone. Residents run together
supporting each other. After completing the twelfth
step, resident is only required to sign in/out,
make curfew, and turn in a meeting sheet each
week as long as they are not behind on their fees.
Church is optional and new residents
may attend a designated nondenominational church
with our director where all religions are welcome.
Senior residents may attend any church after completing
the 12th step and after demonstrating that they
are not using church to manipulate fraternization.
Additional and separate rules
are based on individual’s history or performance
at Directors discretion.
Cost- $20 per night administrative cost
to be billed once per week in advance at $140.
Administrative fees include a furnished room,
utilities, phone, cable, & use of washer/dryer.
Turning Point does not provide food, linens, or
household items; however, we do have extra bed
linen for those in need. Fees are due on resident’s
payday and is applied on Friday. Residents are
required to come straight home from work on payday
and Manager is required to be there to collect.
Fees are paid from check to check (weekly, every
2 weeks, twice per month or monthly.) If you are
behind on your fees, you must physically hand
any type of check received directly to the manager.
The manager will cash your check and you will
keep 20% until your fees are brought current.
If resident receives any cash from any source,
he/she must bring 80% of your pay to the manager.
The Director must approve odd jobs in advance.
Waiters/waitresses are to provide food sales reports
for each shift. They must pay 80% of 15% of gross
sales plus 80% of paycheck. Noncompliance of any
part of this rule may result in discharge.
No debt shall be incurred between any
residents or with guests. This includes loans
Attitude of gratitude is required. Dishonesty,
Undermining, and Enabling are grounds for immediate
discharge. Bad mouthing of Turning Point,
staff, or any other recovery organization will
not be tolerated. Turning Point problems should
be discussed in house meetings. Enabling another
resident to break a rule may have the same consequences
as breaking the rule. Love former residents that
were non-compliant from distance - no contact
until further notice by the director. Violation
of any part of this rule could result in discharge.
Transportation is the resident’s
responsibility. Turning Point can assist
with a discount on bus passes and day labor sources
to help obtain money for bus passes or gas money
when riding with other residents that are approved
to have a car. All vehicles must be approved in
advance by the director. Consideration for approval
with no guarantee of approval for one vehicle
per resident can be earned after verification
of completion of the third step with a sponsor
if not approved upon admission as in some cases.
Possession of a vehicle is prohibited without
a valid drivers license and insurance policy.
No vehicle repairs on the property for the purpose
of resale, income, or personal gain
Lost or stolen property is not
the responsibility of Turning Point at any time
regardless of what anyone says or does.
Residents that have completed 12 steps with a
sponsor and are current with their rent are trusted
to follow all the rules on their own until proven
different and will use a sign in/out sheet. However,
residents choosing to become staff will always
be on the regular schedule and will not date.
If resident leaves or is discharged and is noncompliant,
there are no refunds. Resident’s property
will be outside for 24 hours and then disposed
of. Non-compliant residents will not be allowed