Halfway/Recovery houses are set up with the purpose of helping people recovering from addiction or returning from prison, learn new skills as well as how they can function again in society.
For anyone reading this who's suffered addiction and has undergone addiction treatment in a hospital or clinic, you are not a stranger to how difficult the transition from full-time treatment to independent living can be.
As unfortunate as it sounds, the drug addiction and incarceration situation in the United States has made opening up a Halfway House a lucrative business.
While I have made millions of dollars from this business, one thing I tell my students is to focus more on what we can do for society. So if you're interested in building a halfway house business then my advice is to keep in mind that your business will serve as the bridge between the rehabilitation your clients will undergo and the real world.
You'll have to create an environment that encourages your clients (usually quitting addicts or former inmates) to give and receive peer support in an alcohol and drug-free community.
In a nutshell, the fact that you are reading this means you are interested in the business of helping people get their life back on track and on a path to becoming productive citizens.
If that's what you're looking for, then my name is Keith Humes and I've written this blog to help you get started
Requirements to Start a Halfway House
Step 1: Categorizing
This is the pick and choose part of starting a halfway house business. Before getting started, you'd have to decide what type of people you would like your service to help. The halfway house business typically services people who were recently released from prison, overcoming drug and alcohol addictions, or cater to those with mental disabilities. You could also choose to run a halfway house that provides shelter for orphans, runaways, or victims of child abuse.
Step 2: Plan Your Operation
In this business, you'll need to decide how many residents you want to house per time and where you'd like to house them. It is important to create a standard operating procedure for your staff as well as a list of house rules residents should abide by.
As a businessperson, you'd do well to plan how you want to operate and what you'd like to accomplish. This basically increases the chances of succeeding in this business. In addition to setting you up for success, having an organized plan for your halfway house can increase your chances of getting the "APPROVED" response if you apply for a loan or grant to get started in this business.
Step 3: Ensure your Business follows regulations
If you are reading Step 3, then I'll assume you have taken advantage of your free call with Keith Humes. In that call, I'd have mentioned that you will need to apply for specific licenses or permits depending on the jurisdiction of and clients serviced by your business. In some cases, you and your staff may also be required to complete formal training.
I've helped students build halfway houses that had to provide on-site counseling. Keyword? "had to"!
The business of rehabilitating people and reintegrating them into society as productive humans is quite delicate and as such, not everyone gets approved to run one.
Some jurisdictions have rules that halfway houses can only be operated by churches or community service organizations, so be sure to check the rules.
You can choose to hire an attorney to help you through the red tape in opening a halfway house or you can click here to get on a FREE Training with Keith Humes. Learn how to open up a Halfway House in 90 days with a $0 down-payment.
Most people who teach people how to start a Halfway House business often recommend, you get some funding, build the house, then learn how you can be profitable.
I'll teach you how to be profitable even if you have $0.
It is important that you estimate your profit margin by factoring in how many residents you will have in each room, how much you will charge, and whether you will charge by the day, week or month.
When you have taken all your expenses, including mortgage or rental fees, food utilities, staffing, sundries, and other incidentals into account and reached a figure, I'll show you step by step how to apply for a loan or a grant for your Halfway House business - and get a YES!
My name is Keith Humes and I'm excitedly waiting on the other end of the phone to show you how you too can open up a business that improves society and your cashflow!