Favor House, located in Nicholson, Ga. (10 miles from Athens, Ga.), is a 30 bed Christ-focused, evidenced-based and 12 Step non-profit residential recovery program. We serve men in any phase of addiction, offering them an opportunity to learn about their disease, live in a structured environment, begin the “Twelve Step Journey,” become productive citizens in society and build a spiritual connection with God. Our program requires a minimum one-year commitment. Residents are allowed face-to-face contact with approved family members after ninety days. All residents are required to work, attend a minimum of five AA/NA or other approved recovery groups and attend weekly worship. Journaling, step-work, sponsor mentor-ship, house meetings, one-on-one counseling, church involvement, service work, recovery assignments and solid employment provide the foundations for our program. We also randomly (and very regularly) test for alcohol and drugs both on site and off.
With our guidance, residents quickly attain employment at pre-approved employers which include the following: Kubota, CHEP, Wayne Poultry Farms, Titan Tire, Caterpillar, Williams-Sonoma, Three Nails Construction, and Telenet. A shuttle provides transportation to the Jefferson/Pendergrass/Commerce/Athens areas at the cost of each resident. Free transportation is provided to Twelve Step Meeting and Church (Canvass Church.) All monies earned are placed in a Resident Savings Account with a maximum of $60.00 dispersed weekly. Residents may earn the privilege of requesting “Special Draws” in which case, more than $60.00 will be provided for specific needs. These draws are considered on a case-by-case basis. While our residents may be allowed to use a personal vehicle (after 90 days of residency), they are used only for employment, Twelve Step Meetings, Favor House/church activities. Any resident with a personal vehicle must agree to have a GPS ($25.00 monthly) installed in their vehicle, allowing them to be monitored at all times. A resident must have proof of current insurance, tag and driver’s license. Full admission fee of 675.00 is due PRIOR to intake, which includes first week’s Program Fee of 175.00. After the first week, program fees are taken weekly from the resident’s account. This fee includes three meals daily, snacks, basic hygiene items, transportation to and from meetings and church activities.
We have a strong working relationship with Probation/Parole Officers, Veterans Court and law enforcement, seeing them as partners in our ministry. We do allow convicted felons and those with pending charges but cannot accept men listed on the sex offender registry. Please understand that we are not a “half way” house but a very structured, faithbased transitional program working closely with facilities such as Penfield Christian Homes, The Potter’s House, Damascus Road, Jericho House, Advantage Health Systems, Summit Ridge, Ridgeview and others to ensure men a real chance at life long recovery – One day at a time!
Where to go from here?
Click on “Getting Help,” and then “How to Apply.” Fill out the online application COMPLETELY and await a response from our office instructing you how to complete our criminal background check. Typically, a staff member will call you within 24 hours of receiving your application. Credit/Debit Cards, checks, cash and certified checks are accepted for admission. These funds are due prior to admission.