Apply for Residency

You will find below our online application for the residential program at Next Step.

If you have questions about the application, please send your questions to the following email: emily@nextsteptoday.org or call us at (812)917-5006. If you have questions about our program, please see our FAQs.


Things you should know before applying to Next Step

Next Step is a faith-based recovery community that provides a sober living environment through its many homes and apartments along with substance use disorder groups, peer counseling, case management, life skills training and mental health services. Our goal is to help those who are serious about managing their substance use disorder regain an independent, substance-free lifestyle. Our focus is on assisting you in obtaining the tools that will help you create a recovery lifestyle, not just sobriety. During your participation in the program, you will be required to strive to become self-sufficient and to actively cooperate with the Next Step program in all ways, including: 

  •  You will be required to review and accept the rules and regulations of the program.

  • Substance abuse of any kind will not be tolerated while you are a resident of Next Step.

  • You must be responsible for your program service fees. These fees may be fully paid by the State of Indiana for any clients that are approved for the Recovery Works Program. Next Step does accept insurance for services. For self-pay clients, the fees are $115.00 per week and include room, board and all classes. Drug Screens are not included and cost $10.00 per screen, usually given twice a month.

  • You must sign legal consent to the release of information, about you, between Next Step and other agencies, doctors, and therapists with which you are involved.

  • Your personal living area will be subject to inspection and searched at staff’s discretion.

  • You will be subject to random drug screening at staff’s discretion.

  • You will continue to take as prescribed any prescription medication. We do, on a case by case basis, accept those on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). We do not administer medication, but we do provide you with an individual lockbox. 

  • You will deal responsibly with your legal, financial, family and health issues.

  • You will be expected to find and maintain a job, or if legally disabled, volunteer your time in some way.

  • You will be required to show proof of insurance, registration and a valid driver’s license for any vehicle you use while a resident.

  • You will attend mandatory meetings and groups, and may be asked to see a recovery counselor or mental health therapist, depending on your personal needs.

  • You will share household chores, including some meal preparation.

  • You will be required to perform service work for a non-profit in the amount of 2 hours per week. 

We take recovery very seriously and you will be required to do the same. We believe this is an opportunity for individuals to find a new way of life. We also place great emphasis on responsibility. When you are given assignments, homework, etc., you will be expected to do them on time. Remember, money and employment are not signs of recovery and can result in relapse. Recovery is an “inside job”, and no matter how good you look on the outside, material and cosmetic things will not keep you clean. Our goal is that by learning to apply these principles in your life, you can become a responsible and productive member of society. 


Recovery Works Information

In 2015, the Indiana General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1006, “Criminal Justice 

Funding,” which established the Forensic Treatment Services Grant Program through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). This grant program funds a voucher-based program that will give vouchers to providers that offer specialized services to those struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse and addiction. Next Step is a Designated Service Provider (DSP) for Recovery Works. 

To qualify for this program, a client must meet the following criteria: 

  1. The individual must be a resident of Indiana 
  2. The individual must be at least 18 years old 
  3. The participant has to have an annual income not exceeding 200% of the federal income poverty line 
  4. The participant has to have entered the criminal justice system as a felon or must be someone with a prior felony conviction. 

If you believe you qualify for this program, please speak with our staff in order to get the proper referral from a criminal justice provider. 


Eligibility

  1. To be eligible for Next Step residential services, an applicant:
    1. must be 18 years of age or older
    2. is preferred (but not required) to have been evaluated by a detoxification, inpatient treatment, or court administered program for the need for residential recovery services;
    3. must have a minimum of 72 hours free of any mind/mood altering substances that are not lawfully prescribed by a licensed physician prior to admittance to the program;
    4. agrees to active involvement and participation in the support group activities, including daily attendance at recovery oriented groups, as required;
    5. is willing to be productive; work or find a job in the first month, or if legally disabled, is willing to volunteer;
    6. is on the Recovery Works program or has the ability to pay a weekly service fee while a resident;

  2. Admission will be denied to applicants who fail to meet the above stated criteria and/or exhibit any of the following:
    1. the need for emergency medical or psychiatric care beyond the scope of the program capabilities
    2. suffer from any physical or emotional illness that precludes full participation in the Next Step program;
    3. behavior that would be considered dangerous to staff, clients, or to themselves;
    4. any active infectious disease that would require medical isolation.
    No client will be admitted who has been prescribed and has a need for any benzodiazepines.

  3. Applicants who are deemed inappropriate for admission may be referred to other, more appropriate, community resources.

  4. Next Step is a faith-based program, but is not affiliated with any particular religious organization or denomination. While a resident, you may attend the services of your choice.

  5. Completed applications may be faxed to Next Step at (812) 645-1303 or mailed or dropped off to staff at 619 Washington Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47802 


Get in Touch

  • Call (812) 917-5006
  • Email info@nextsteptoday.org

For applications and intake, email
emily@nextsteptoday.org

Next Step Foundation

Next Step Foundation, Inc.
619 Washington Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47802

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