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Need help with an alcohol or substance abuse issue? Jesus Christ has set the captives free through His death, burial, and resurrection! He has also gifted his children to be his hands and feet of compassion in this world, others that have been where you have been and found the way of escape.

First step is recognizing that you have a problem and cannot change on your own. If you are interested in receiving help from the Denton Freedom House read Our Heart page and Reality Check, then fill out an application for admission.

THERE IS HOPE! There are some considerations you will definitely need to take into account when you are applying to enter this home.
Take the time to honestly consider these things before you apply!!

This application is for consideration of admission to the Denton Freedom House. Please be sure to answer as completely and honestly as possible when filling out your answers. Your answers will be kept confidential. If in the course of our interview or during the program, you have lied or omitted any pertinent information, it will be grounds for dismissal from the interview or program. If a section is required and does not apply to you, simply answer with N/A

After submitting your application, you can call (940) 565-5990 to let us know that your application has been submitted to get the process started. We can not give a status of your application. Our Admissions Director will review your application and decide to set up a phone or in-person interview. Your application will be evaluated, and a decision rendered, based on your eligibility and specific needs. If we are unable to provide the help that you need, we will do our best to point you to those that can help.

REALITY CHECK…

–You will end up sharing your bedroom with up to five other men at any given time – this can be uncomfortable at times.

–While you are in the program you are not to be in relationship with anyone (this means girlfriends or fiances). We encourage restoration of marriage if you are currently married.

–For the first thirty days of the program, there’s no contact allowed with anyone outside the home. This includes family, friends and mentors – no contact only means that they will not be able to contact you, writing them letters is permitted and encouraged.

–When you are allowed visitors and phone calls – you are only able to call your immediate family or approved mentors – No girlfriends, fiances, friends or non-family members.

–Any of the things that interfere with our home schedule must be taken care of before you can come into the home.

–This is not a medical facility. If you have ongoing routine medical needs, they need to be addressed before you can come into the home. Medical needs include psychiatric medication- there are no psychiatric medications allowed at the Denton Freedom House. Psychiatric medications include any medication for depression, anxiety, any opiates, narcotics or methadone. These must be out of your system for at least a week (two weeks for methadone) BEFORE you enter the home.

–The routine here is taxing! It is at times tiring and monotonous, it takes discipline to adhere to the schedule that we set.

–The home discipline policy is thorough and exacting. How well do you receive discipline?

–Can you handle being told when you can and cannot go to the bathroom, to bed, when you can shower, when you can have free time, and so forth?

–We expect submission to home authority, leadership and the policies that God has established in this home.

Please take a look at the items you are allowed to bring into the home – Remember that space is premium so we have limited the amount of personal items you may bring into the home. Please read the Approved Item list below (under Resident Family)


Application for Admission
Be aware that we do not allow or condone the use of tobacco products at any time during your participation in the program. It will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate expulsion. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

Resident Family Visitor Requirements and Responsibilities


To visit a Phase I resident, you must be a legally married spouse or family member. The relationship between the resident and family member or spouse must be verifiable and approved. Any exception will be at the discretion of the Home Director. Family members must also complete the orientation form below BEFORE a visit can take place.  

 

You will receive a call or an email when you have been approved to visit. Only visitors on the resident’s approved visitor list will be allowed to visit the resident. Pastors and Mentors must be approved by a staff member and must also attend a visitor orientation. Please dress modestly- shoulders covered, no short shorts or skirts, and no sagging.

When visiting the home please remember that we share the driveway with several neighbors – the speed limit for the driveway is 15mph. Please be respectful and observe the limit. Thank you!

When can phase one residents have visitors?


Visitation starts only when the resident has completed the first 30 days of the program and is not currently on discipline.

ALL adult family members must read the guidance below, and fill out this orientation form.

Visitor Application

Visitation Hours and Duration


Every Sunday from 1:00PM – 5:00PM CST

Unless otherwise communicated. Please remember that visitation is a privilege for our residents and visitors and can be taken away permanently as a result of any violation of our policies.

When You Arrive


All visitors must first sign in at the Visitation Desk in the Day Room before the resident can be seen. No other entrances are allowed.

Visitors must check in all items brought to the home at the Visitation Desk in the Day Room. Note- Depending on the availability of a staff member, items may not be processed until much later in the day or until the following Monday.

Families may walk the grounds, but no further than the dirt road that is used for staff housing. Pasture behind staff housing is off limits.

Please be mindful of staff residences.

There may not be any letters, mail or money passed between family and residents in any form. All mail or letters must be received by the resident through the Visitation Desk and the Officer On Deck (OOD).

Residents may not use cell phones at any time. Please leave all cell phones and electronic devices in your car during your visit.

If you would like to bring food or snack to share on your Sunday visit please provide for approximately 45-50 people (this includes all residents and guests). If you need anything from the kitchen please email them BEFORE your visit kitchen@dentonfreedomhouse.org.

All visitors must sign out at the Visitation Desk. Residents are not allowed to be around visitors’ vehicles at any time for any reason. They are not allowed to walk family members to their cars.

 

Approved Items


Toilet paper, Bar Soap, Shaving Cream, Razors, Dental Floss, lotion, Q-Tips or fingernail clippers. (no mouthwash of any kind).

No food, candy or gum is allowed on the Phase I Resident’s person. We do not hold food for the Phase I Residents.
If your small group, church, or you personally would like to donate food items to the Denton Freedom House, please contact the Kitchen Manager at kitchen@dentonfreedomhouse.org

Clothing should not be brought to the resident if the resident has reached the maximum limit of clothing allowed, which is:
10 pairs of socks
10 pairs of underwear
7 pairs of pants
4 pairs of shorts
10 shirts, total (everyday, work, dress)
1 coat
1 hat
2 belts (everyday, dress)
Shoes: 1 dress, 1 casual or tennis, 1 work, 1 shower
Clothing with Inappropriate advertisements (including but not limited to, Skulls, Bands, Alcohol, Drugs; if there is a questionable piece of clothing, the staff will make the final decision on whether it is to be kept or not.)

Bible/Bible cover
Pens / pencils/ highlighters
Notebook paper
Note pad
Envelopes / stamps
Backpack (school book size)
Wrist watch or pocket watch
Small fan/ alarm clocks are permitted

Foot powder, sunscreen, or creams may be brought at the discretion of the staff. ANY over the counter medication is a donation to the whole house- you may donate large bottles of Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cold medication, cough drops, etc. It may not be alcohol based and it is at the discretion of the home director whether it will be kept or not. All prescription medication must be approved by the staff and left at the Visitation Desk.

Other General Policies


No drugs, alcohol or smoking or dipping of any kind is allowed on the property.

No visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted to visit the resident.

No profanity (church behavior).

Residents are not permitted to be in or around the visitor’s vehicle at anytime.

Visitors cannot have anyone waiting outside in the visitor’s car.

Child Policy– Please keep watch on your own children. You must be with your children at all times and they are not allowed to wander the property without you. Please do not allow any other residents or their guests have physical contact with your children; this includes any children of the Staff of the Freedom House. Physical contact is defined as picking up a child, hugs, shaking hands, high-fives/fist-bump, patting on the back or the head. No hugging other residents in the home. No romantic behavior. (Only church behavior.)

Visits must be done on the Denton Freedom House premises. In a rare and special case where visitation arrangements have been made that require the visit to be made away from DFH property, the resident must get approval from the Home Director.

Resident and spouse cannot engage in any inappropriate activity with one another at any time.