Respite House II is located at 305 Union Street, Valparaiso, Indiana. The structure was built in 2020-2021, in partnership with Project Neighbors and its volunteers. There was significant community support and contribution, both public and private, in the accomplishment of this project. Those who contributed are included in this website.

 

Respite House II is a two story structure in a residential setting which will house 22 residents and 3 staff. There is a common living room, kitchen and dining area.

 

Both facilities are non-smoking.  Residents and Visitors will be required to smoke in the designated area outside.

Residents are assigned chores and other duties, inside and outside the house, concerning the general maintenance and upkeep of the premises. Additionally, they will be responsible to keep their individual areas, common areas, and any common area after their individual use, free of clutter.

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Staffing

Respite House is staffed by an Executive Director, Director and Two Assistant Directors. The Director and Assistants reside at the House. The Executive Director is responsible to assist in the implementation of Policies and Procedures, as established by the Board of Directors. The Director and Assistants are responsible for the day to day operations of Respite House.

Programming

Many of the programs we have implemented are available through community resources, and are either free of charge or very cost effective. We are focusing on addressing the individual needs of each resident in order to provide them with the best opportunity for recovery.

Recovery Meetings

Residents will be required to actively pursue a recovery program during their residency. Meeting attendance, in addition to in-house programming, will be mandatory. Residents are required to attend a minimum of five meetings a week, obtain a sponsor, mentor or recovery coach and be actively working a recovery Program.

Problem Solving Courts

Respite House, including its Officers, Board of Directors and Staff, is committed to working in cooperation with the Porter County Problem Solving Court Programs to provide specific services to those individuals participating.

Respite House shall maintain flexibility in their programming and scheduling, as it pertains to Problem Solving Court participants, in order to enable them to comply with the requirements and goals of the Program, while at the same time remaining in compliance with the rules and regulations of Respite House. In summary, it is the intent of Respite House to do everything within our power to work in conjunction and cooperation with the Problem Solving Court  Programs in meeting the needs and requirements of those participants.