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Who Lives in a Halfway House?



People who live in a halfway house come from various levels of economy, different cultures, and long-term environments. Halfway house clients can be of all age levels, from older teenagers to seniors who may have been in long-term treatment, rehabilitation centers, and completed addiction programs but are not ready to exist in mainstream society.

Other people may have been in jail or prison for the long-term, served their sentence for non-violent crimes, and are ready to be discharged but need help in their transition back into mainstream society.


Some people find themselves living in a homeless shelter due to many different circumstances, economic levels, educational levels, and cultures. Bad things certainly do happen to good people, and they had no alternative but to rely on a homeless shelter but are ready to transition back into society.


No matter the situation, a halfway house serves as a transition between rehab and mainstream society and quickly becomes part of their wellness journey.


What is it Like to Live in a Halfway House?

Some clients opt to transition to a halfway house, while others must do so because it is court-ordered. A good experience comes from a quality halfway house. If the home is less than quality, the experience of living in a halfway house is not suitable or has lasting success.


The infrastructure of a quality halfway house will have ample private or semi-private bedrooms, more than one bathroom, deliciously fresh and well-balanced meals, activities, counseling as needed, and licensed, certified staff. A less than perfect halfway house is the complete opposite.