The Prodigal House, operated by Recovery Coaching Services, has been in operation since 2013. Without an institutional feel, Prodigal House feels like a home, while providing a safe, supportive, and structured living environment. Housing is provided for up to seven men, ages 18+. It is located in a quiet residential community and is beautifully landscaped with quiet outdoor spaces and a BBQ area. Prodigal House is staffed 24 hours, with a Recovery Coach on staff, House and Operations Managers, as well as a Overnight Manager. Prodigal House is also supported by the entire Recovery Coaching Services team. Residents also have access to a peaceful and serene 75 acre farm located in nearby Oley Valley, Pennsylvania. In combination with housing and recovery coaching (with residents and their families), services include the following:

  • Shared meals, with all food provided
  • Transportation (first two weeks of stay)
  • Nearby public transportation
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Onsite workout room/equipment
  • Physical training
  • Recreational activities
  • Introduction to local 12 step meetings/fellowship
  • Peer support groups
  • Life skills training
  • Relationships
  • Mental health referrals
  • Equine therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Assistance with finding employment/volunteer opportunities
  • Family orientation

Prodigal House creates an environment that encourages residents, and prepares them for the next step in their recovery and independent living. After a 2-3 week orientation, residents are expected to be employed full time or volunteering full time. While at Prodigal House, the men bond as a family. They are provided the opportunity of maintaining “their” home by performing house chores, shopping, and meal planning and preparation. Nutritional, healthy eating habits are encouraged. Prodigal House provides the time and support each resident needs to develop comfortable clean time. Attendance at facilitated weekly house and peer group meetings provide a platform of resolving disputes among “the family”, and a time to work together to keep recovery at the heart of the Prodigal House operations.

While residing at Prodigal House, the safety of each resident is of greatest concern. The house is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system and emergency lighting. An emergency preparedness plan is in force in case of emergencies, such as loss of power, hurricanes, etc. Emergency food supplies are maintained in house, and emergency “drills” are conducted. A record of resident medications is kept, with medications secured in the onsite business office. Sign in/out protocols are maintained so resident whereabouts are known at all times. Prodigal House is smoke free, with designated smoking areas outside.