In our Extended Care Program participants live in sober living but continue to come to campus for regularly structured recovery activities. They have the opportunity to finish all 12 Steps with a 12-Step Contact, can continue work in therapy and stay connected to The Plymouth House community. In our 20 years of experience, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of continued care after our primary inpatient program. The transition from treatment into the real world is one of the most challenging and risky times for a person new to recovery, so staying involved with The Plymouth House and slowly gaining more independence is a smart choice.
In addition to working the steps, we encourage our Extended Care participants to volunteer with us. The 12th step emphasizes service to others, so we give Extended Care participants opportunities to do that. We volunteer at several local nonprofit organizations including Wayside Food Programs, Preble Street (Shelter), Center for Grieving Children, Portland Recovery Community Center and Winter Kids.
Participants in aftercare also have the opportunity to take part in wellness programs, such as yoga, fitness classes and life skills workshops, such as budgeting, resume building and bad credit repair.
Offering a rigorous, practical program in a highly structured environment, Plymouth House Extended Care is specifically designed to prepare each guest for success when they move on to the greater independence of sober living. We do our absolute best to prepare individuals for facing life sober for the long haul.