Independent Apartments: Recovery Outside the Box
Currently, almost 50 people in the Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community program are continuing their lives in independently-rented apartments in Rutland. They manage their own finances, medication, and routines, with input from staff, family, and peers.
Some residents move directly from the Ranch to an apartment. Ranch services for those in apartments include support with medication, addiction relapse prevention, money management, cooking and apartment upkeep, work, volunteer, or study options, staying healthy and fit, and a variety of other opportunities. Just as with others in other stages of the program, residents in apartments have staff advisors that assist them in creating personal routines and support programs that meet their needs, and challenge them to continue moving toward their goals.
Many residents choose to rent apartments close to the Royce Street House, Townhouse or McGee House, providing frequent opportunities to interact with other residents and staff as they seek to establish their lives in Rutland.