House of Hope

House of Hope is a Level 2 sober living residence in Willard, Ohio. Our mission is to help men who are in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse become productive members of their community by providing transitional housing and support. 

House of Hope is designed for male participants with a minimum of thirty days demonstrated sobriety who are committed to sober living with like-minded persons. Huron County residents are preferred, residents from other counties will be considered on a space available basis. The house has a capacity for five participants, including the Senior Resident lives in and oversees the house. Anticipated length of stay is one year.

House of Hope is operated by Family Life Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Mansfield, Ohio; an Ohio corporation for non-profit. Family Life Counseling has existed in the north central Ohio area since 2009, providing support to persons and families in times of crisis. Family Life Counseling enjoys strong relationships with Willard businesses, churches, government and law enforcement.

For persons who are Recovery House Services the recommended timing is as follows:

Click on to download, complete and submit      

  1. Application 

  2. HIPAA release  

  3. Requirements-Rules-Rights 

  4. Ensure the applicant has a valid driver’s license or state ID for background check. Make arrangements for financial support.
  5. House of Hope will schedule a preliminary interview as soon as possible.
  6. House of Hope will conduct a formal interview. A face-to-face interview is required.
  7. If accepted, transportation to House of Hope will be arranged.

Program Requirements

 Participants will develop a personal recovery plan through a licensed counseling service that will document recovery progress.

  • Participants are required to obtain a sober sponsor and document attendance at five recovery meetings each week.
  • Participant mobility in the first two weeks is restricted to preapproved activities.
  • Visitors are not permitted for thirty days. All visitors require pre-approval.
  • Persons who represent former or current romantic relationships are not permitted. Females, other than mother and siblings, are not permitted.
  • Participants cannot have an overnight absence in the first thirty days.
  • Curfew is 11 PM.
  • Daily recovery devotions are required.
  • Attendance at weekly house meetings is mandatory.
  • Church attendance is encouraged.
  • Smoking, vaping and smokeless tobacco is permitted outside the house only.
  • Energy drinks, anything containing alcohol are not permitted anywhere on the premises. Weapons are prohibited. Pornography is prohibited.
  • Recovery progress is reviewed regularly.
  • Participants are expected to be employed within 90 to 120 days. Disabled participants are expected to perform ten hours of uncompensated community service every week.
  • House of Hope does not accept convicted sex offenders or violent criminals.
  • Pets are not permitted in the house.
  • Participants may secure their own transportation. A valid license and proof of insurance is required.
  • This is a partial list of requirements. A full list of participant requirements, rules and rights is detailed in the Requirements, Rules and Rights document which can be found online at the links above.

Our Simple Recovery House Rules

  • Take responsibility for your recovery and support the recovery of others in the residence. Romans 12: 9, 10
  • Take responsibility for your assigned jobs and follow the rules. Colossians 3:23, 24
  • Behave toward others as you want them to behave toward you. Luke 6:31
  • You are part of a group that has committed to sober living and improving their lives. Don’t do anything that will negatively affect the recovery of persons in the residence. Romans 16: 17-19


Program Features

 Persons may self-refer or be referred by other agencies.

  • The program is self-pay. Rates are established in the Requirements-Rules-Rights document.
  • Participants may apply to stay longer based on need and available space.
  • Participants are encouraged to obtain financial sponsors to help with program costs.
  • Participants purchase and prepare their own food, wash clothes and share in weekly household chores.
  • House of Hope will supply bedding, towels, paper products and will help with supplies of basic personal grooming products if needed.
  • All participant medications are subject to approval.
  • The house is equipped with a television, computer and wireless Internet service, clothes washer and dryer.
  • Participants should bring enough clothing for seven to ten days. Personal items should be limited to books, tablet or cell phone. Personal appliances are not permitted without prior approval.
  • Random drug screens will be conducted.
  • House of Hope does not provide treatment or counseling services. Counseling services operate in Willard and in nearby cities.
  • The city of Willard offers opportunities for factory employment and has a number of small businesses. There are also opportunities for community service.
  • Willard supports most major church denominations as well as a number of independent churches.


Click on to download, complete and submit      

  1. Application 

  2. HIPAA release  

  3. Requirements-Rules-Rights 



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