halfway house

Halfway House is a transitional housing program for those who need more time before returning to ministry, or are transitioning out of ministry.

Transitional Housing

Halfway House is a transitional program for clergy and men and women religious who typically have completed our residential program, but need additional time to integrate their treatment gains in a less structured environment before returning to their diocese or community.

The program also can help those who have relapsed, or are transitioning out of religious life and ministry.

Residents live in a separate wing of Saint Luke Institute, and typically stay two to four months, though the time varies based on their needs. 

What to Expect

While in the program, participants practice newly developed interpersonal skills, emotional coping techniques and healthier ways of living within a supportive and therapeutic environment that is less structured than the residential program.

Therapies include individual and group therapy, focal groups, spiritual formation, theological reflection, and, if appropriate, 12-Step meetings. Clients also have access to exercise and art therapy. As part of preparing for the transition from Halfway House, participants must engage in volunteer or regular employment, study or other personal growth efforts, as appropriate to their situation.