Intake and Admission Information

After scheduling an interview with a Hurley House admissions counselor, prospective residents arrive at Hurley House with required paperwork. Paperwork includes psychosocial and medical information, photo identification and proof of Massachusetts residency, and recent TB-test documentation. If the individual is on medication for either mental or physical issues, after-care plan arrangements must be in place, along with appropriate information detailed by a physician. If the prospective resident is classified as homeless, the individual must bring his original Homeless Certificate.

Typically, the demand for beds exceeds availability, and prospective residents are put on a waiting list. Admittance to Hurley House is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entrance into Hurley House is voluntary.

Hurley House practices the abstinence model with a 12-Step Recovery Program integrated with individual and group counseling. During the initial interview with prospective residents, the Hurley House admissions counselor focuses on these factors:

1. The prospective resident has a positive and honest intent towards recovery.

2. The prospective resident is mentally, emotionally, and physically able to participate in the Hurley House program.

3. The client understands they must attain full time employment.

Psychosocial history is required from the referring agency at time of interview. During the interview, medical, emotional, and physical issues can be explored.  Agreement can be reached as to what treatment is necessary and appropriate. The admissions counselor completes Hurley House’s Psychosocial History documentation with input from the prospective resident.

Breathalyzer and urine screens are done on the day of admission for new residents and on a frequent and random basis thereafter. Hurley House operates on a strict “zero tolerance” policy, and any and all infractions result in discharge.

After admission, a case file is created and maintained for each resident. All information exists on a secure computerized database, with select hardcopy information maintained in the resident's case file. The hardcopy case file also contains all documentation from the Intake and Admission segment, along with an individualized treatment plan, personal client assessment, and notes from counseling sessions. Treatment plans are revised, adjusted, and updated based on each client’s progress or regression, and this information is detailed in weekly progress notes.