Mt. Zion House Rules

  • Upon entering this program, you agree to a 26 week commitment
  • There is a non-refundable $700 admission fee required prior to entry into the program
  • Upon entering this program you must have a Social Security card and valid state picture ID card on hand
  • There will be no phone calls for the first 4 weeks (letters only)
  • No smoking – anywhere, anytime. Today you quit!
  • No drugs, alcohol, antidepressants, or psychotropics, Nothing mood altering of any kind
  • Follow the schedule exactly as stated – no exceptions
  • Mandatory classes, groups, counseling, and Church as scheduled. Must be on time
  • No foul language or any type of negative talk
  • Showers are to be taken daily. Dress modestly. Shirts are to be worn at all times
  • All money is turned over to the Director upon entering this program
  • It is mandatory to have a return trip ticket if traveling from out of the area
  • All personal belongings will be searched
  • Personal possessions must fit into 2 suitcases
  • You will sleep in your assigned bed only
  • Do not sit on or touch anyone’s bed or belongings
  • Christian literature only
  • No radios, mp3 players, or television allowed. Only what is approved by the staff
  • No one is allowed outside before 7:00 am or after 9:45 pm
  • No one uses the back staircase for any reason except for an emergency (Fire)
  • No one is allowed in the kitchen except those assigned there
  • Take any questions to the Assistant Director if the Director is not available
  • No dating for the entirety of your stay – no exceptions
  • If married there will be visitation restrictions as determined by the Director and staff
  • When you enter Phase 2 you will secure a first shift, full time job and pay $175 per week.
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from work
  • Personal vehicles are to be used for work only. If you disobey, driving privileges will be terminated
  • In Phase 2 you will not carry any money except what is approved by the staff
  • In Phase 2 & 3 a budget sheet will be completed and turned in each pay period
  • You must be on time for all scheduled activities
  • On your day off from work, follow the same daily schedule as in Phase 1
  • Phase 2 will last for 8 weeks during which time you will be evaluated to determine whether you enter Phase 3
  • Pre-approved visitors are allowed on Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Phase 3 will last 14 weeks or until the end of your stay
  • In Phase 3 you are required to participate in all evening activities including meals
  • In Phase 3 personal vehicles are for work purposes only unless request form is approved 24 hours in advance
  • If you are dismissed you must take all of your possessions with you. Anything left behind will be discarded
  • Proof of insurance must be provided during your tenure in the Mt. Zion House program if you own a vehicle
  • You acknowledge sole responsibility for all medical, dental, and other expenses owed for yourself and any and all third parties as a result of your acts or omissions whether intentional , negligent, or other, during your tenure at Mt. Zion House
  • If you obtain employment during your tenure as a student at Mt. Zion House, you authorize Mt. Zion House to notify your employer in the event of your dismissal from the program
  • If you are currently on any medications that are mood altering, you must seek your doctors advice to be weaned from said drugs. There are absolutely no mood altering drugs allowed
  • A medical screening for HIV, STD’s, Hepatitis A,B,C (panel) and tuberculosis must be completed and results received prior to entry into the Mt. Zion House program
  • A positive blood test result for HIV, Hepatitis A,B,C or TB will prohibit entrance into the program. Any STD’s must be treated before entrance
  • No overnight or weekend passes
  • Eating foods between meals is prohibited
  • No checking or savings accounts are allowed through FDIC banks. In-house banking only
  • You give permission to the Director of Mt. Zion House to inquire of your family, employer, or probation officer regarding any matters that concern yourself
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