Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Next Step:

How do I get accepted into the program?

A: The process for acceptance is to submit an application and then schedule an interview with the program director (either phone or in person). If we both agree that Next Step is a good fit, then you will be scheduled for an intake date (usually on a Monday or Wednesday).  If there is a waiting list, you will be placed on the list after you interview and scheduled for intake as soon as a bed opens.

What are your Covid-19 policies?

Due to the fact that Next Step operates group housing and in-person groups, Next Step is a high-risk environment for Covid transmission. Therefore, clients seeking to enter the residential program or attend in-person groups must have proof of vaccination or proof of natural immunity. We will accommodate those without vaccinations via our virtual or online offerings. 

Masks are required at the main building and clients exposed to someone who is Covid-19 positive must wear a mask within their home environment and quarantaine if they have any symptoms. 

How much does it cost?

The standard weekly program service fee is $189 and covers housing and all meals. There is a discount for self-pay clients and fees can be covered through the Recovery Works program if you are eligible and referred through a criminal justice provider. There is an additional $10 fee for each drug screen. Two weeks are required up-front. We do accept Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, and Healthy Indiana Plan for all clinical services. 

What if I don’t have the two weeks service fees up front or I am not eligible for insurance or any other programs?

On a case-by-case basis, our staff will work with you on your financial situation. We do have scholarship funds that can be granted to individuals who are good candidates, but lack the upfront funds to enter the program.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We accept Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, and Healthy Indiana Plan for all clinical services. We also accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareSource, Aetna and Cigna. 

Give us a call if your insurance provider is not listed above. 

What do I bring with me as a new resident?

Your space is limited to a dresser and small closet space. Bring clothes, personal hygiene items, laundry soap, prescription medication, journals, books, and pictures to make your space feel like home. Bedding is supplied.  All clothing items must be washed and put through the dryer when you arrive for bed bug prevention. If you smoke, you can bring tobacco products, but all Next Step facilities are smoke-free and there are designated smoking areas. There is no food allowed in the bedrooms, so do not bring personal food items.

Is there a maximum length of stay in the residential programs?

After your first 90 days you can apply for an additional 30 days for a total of 180 days and then you can apply for transitional housing, which can be up to a year. 

Can I have visits with my children?

Yes, we have facilities for overnight visits.

What if I’m pregnant?

You can enter the Next Step program when you are pregnant.

Do you accept people on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Yes, we accept clients on a case-by-case basis who are under supervision on M.A.T. through our local Methadone Clinic, our local Suboxone Clinic or our local provider of Vivitrol. 

We do not administer any medication, but we do provide lockboxes for approved personal medication management. 

Can I be on prescription medication?

You may bring any medication that is prescribed.  Clients taking any controlled substance or prescribed a benzodiazepine ( e.g Xanax) will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We do not administer any medication, but we do provide lockboxes for approved personal medication management. 

Do I have to be a Christian?

No. We accept anyone of any faith (or no faith). We do require that you be open to the spiritual side of recovery.

Do I have to attend church?

No.  We do offer transportation to local church services, but you are free to attend any church you want. 

Am I allowed to leave the facility?

Yes.  You are expected to attend groups and meetings, to find employment and to observe curfew requirements.  

Can my family members be involved in the program?

Yes. In fact we encourage your family members to visit and to participate in groups with you. Addiction affects everyone in the family. However, no one in active addiction is allowed on Next Step properties.

Get in Touch

  • Call (812) 917-5006
  • Email

For applications and intake, email

Next Step Foundation

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

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