At our new Sanctuary Recovery House, a supported residential home aimed at people committed to abstinence and recovery from drug and alcohol use, we offer a permanent subsidised position open to anyone showing strong commitment to recovery but who also demonstrates financial need. This subsidised position was created to assist those who might benefit greatly from the Recovery House environment, but whose financial means are limited. In effect, the subsidised position functions like a ‘scholarship’ to help deserving applicants who might not otherwise be able to afford a private supported residential facility.
A subsidised resident pays reduced fees but participates fully in all activities of the Recovery House and is treated no differently from any other resident. Existing residents on full fees can also apply for a subsidised position if they wish to extend their stay but have limited financial resources to do so. Each application for a subsidised position will be assessed on its own merits taking into account each applicant’s commitment and personal situation at the time. A successful applicant needs to demonstrate a strong commitment to recovery and be willing to outline exactly how they are in financial need of a subsidy.
We believe the gift of recovery should be accessible and providing a subsidised position goes some way towards helping those people who are committed to recovery and who need financial support