The Jefferson House is a twelve-bed residential treatment facility for indigent males seeking to reclaim their lives from addictions. During the six- to nine-month program, residents learn to practice honesty, courage, and other virtues essential to the development of a sober, healthy, and happy life.
Residents participate in twelve-step recovery meetings, and are encouraged to continue such participation following their departure from Jefferson House. The program also provides opportunity to work at other Capuchin Soup Kitchen locations, for which the men are paid a modest stipend. New residents to Jefferson House are admitted via referral from inpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Jefferson House is accredited by CARF International and is one of the top 3% of therapeutic communities who received no recommendations for needed program revisions during CARF’s most recent triennial accreditation review.