Rural Nevada Counseling understands that addiction is a far-reaching disease in that the devastation caused can be great both to the addict and to their families. Homelessness while attempting to seek treatment can be a significant barrier to the recovery process. It is with this in mind that Rural Nevada Counseling is pleased to announce that we now offer transitional housing units for those who qualify and desire to find a new way to live.
The goal of our transitional living units is to add freedom and responsibility along with counseling at one of our office locations and guidance for times of stress, frustration, sadness and even boredom wherein the client practices their new life management skills that they have learned in treatment.
Transitional Living also offers accountability, assists in imparting much-needed life skills by giving a client the tools they need to transition from intensive treatment into a new life of sobriety, hope, and self-sustainability. Transitional Living is utilized in connection with clients who are attending treatment at one of our office locations.
Rural Nevada Counseling currently maintains 2 Transitional Living Facilities:
The Mikey House (for males) is located minutes away from USA Parkway which is designed to help our clients re-integrate quickly into the workforce while they are engaged in their recovery process.
The Serenity House (for females) is located at the foot of 6-mile Canyon in beautiful Dayton, Nevada. The Serenity House is also located minutes away from downtown Dayton where our clients have dozens of employment opportunities.
All of our transitional housing programs are highly-structured. During the first several weeks of your stay, you would be engaged in highly customized treatment plans such as medical, mental health, DMV, resume building, community-service, clothing, human services and other services geared towards engaging and stabilizing your basic needs. All of these activities are done concurrently with your substance abuse treatment. Our transitional housing clients frequently engage in weekend activities that are recovery-orientated.
Currently, there are no costs associated with transitional living only that you qualify for treatment due to substance use/abuse. Eligibility is determined through an assessment process. Please fill out and complete the application for intake which can be found at the bottom of this page.
Each person’s story and needs are different. There is no uniform length of stay regarding treatment. Your stay and involvement in treatment and transitional living is based on meeting your treatment goals and not some arbitrary number. That said, many of our clients engage in transitional living for 3-6 months, followed by Outpatient treatment in one of our 4 locations. We ask that our clients commit to Outpatient once they have completed transitional living. Transitional Living should not be confused with other levels of care such as Level 3.5 – Clinically Managed, Medium Intensity Residential Care which is traditionally 30-45 days (or as needed) stays.
Transitional living is designed for re-integration into your day-to-day responsibilities such as employment, obtaining a vehicle, budgeting, establishing a bank account, and finding long-term, safe and sober housing. All of this takes time and for that reason, we ask that you commit about a year (transitional and Outpatient) to a process proven to change your life.
All of our homes are safe and sober living environments which are staffed 24/7 by highly trained and certified peer support specialists/house managers. Rural Nevada Counseling is also a licensed substance abuse testing agency and works closely with many different supervising and referring agencies as well as those who are not involved in the criminal justice system. All clients who reside in our transitional living program submit to random drug testing as part of their agreement to enter into one of these houses. This is to protect our clients and our homes while promoting personal responsibility and accountability in one’s own recovery process.
Testing, program appointments such as groups and individual sessions, and other activities are done at 1 of our 4 Outpatient offices and clients are transported to these appointments and to their place of employment by one of our several agency vans.
For intake eligibility and application, please download here.