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.
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
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.
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.
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.