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Daily Schedule

Clients need the opportunity to experience healthy adult living in a safe and structured environment.  It is crucial that each house member has responsibilities within the house and that they are able to learn to work together to keep the home environment safe and healthy.  Clients are expected to take a direct role in their own treatment and in working towards their own goals for themselves and their life.  


Nova Hills recognizes that some clients will be further in their treatment and in being able to live a safe and healthy independent adult life.  The program is designed to be somewhat fluid and flexible to work with each individual client’s therapeutic, academic, and vocational needs and goals while also maintaining the beneficial therapeutic and educational group therapy opportunities.

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Monday - Thursday

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Clients are up and responsible for managing their own breakfast preparation and clean-up.  Clients will have all morning chores completed by 10:00 am.  This includes daily morning hygiene, making beds, tidying rooms and bathrooms, taking care of any morning responsibilities with house animals or garden, and cleaning the kitchen from breakfast.

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Clients participate in daily morning group: This includes daily check-in, and group discussion of Patrick Carnes Recovery Start Kit program (40-day focus, 90-day prep, 90-day focus).  Clients can be on different stages of this program and in the same group.

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Prep and lunch.  House members will make lunch together based on a scheduled meal plan.

  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Life Skills Group: This is a rotating daily group focused on nutrition, budgeting, basic clothing mending, meal planning, basic auto repair/management, healthy dating/relationships, academic/vocational planning/research (including visits to training facilities and schools, presentations from local professionals, and resume building/job interviewing practice.

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Exercise/workout. 

  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: High School/GED work at Southwest High School.

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: House members will make dinner together based on a scheduled meal plan. 

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Evening check-in.  House members engage in daily check in with each other and staff on their successes for the day and what goals they want to focus on tomorrow. House members will give each other appropriate feedback and support. 

  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Evening chores/Free time. Evening chores will be complete and lights out by 10:00 pm.  This includes tidying the shared house spaces, bathrooms, and making sure all belongings are put away.  House members will be able to engage in free-time activities including spending time in the recreation room, watching approved movies and tv shows, playing group games, or personal down time. 

Additional Information

  • On weekends house members will have scheduled activities away from the home (hiking, swimming, rock-climbing, etc.).  This will be planned and facilitated by staff members.

  • Lights out will be 11:00 pm on the Weekends.

  • Once a week all house members will participate in service within the community.  This will be planned and facilitated by therapists and staff members.

  • House members who have already obtained their high school diploma or GED will work with their therapist and individual mentor/coach on developing an academic or vocational plan that they will be working towards during the dedicated academic time.

  • House members who have progressed to a point in their treatment where they are able to obtain a job or enroll in college or a trade school will work with their therapist and mentor/coach on their individual daily/weekly schedule.  They will be expected to participate in at least one group session a day.

  • Each client will have one hour of individual therapy a week, with an option for an hour of family therapy as well depending on treatment plan and need.  Therapists will be available throughout the day and involved in the daily groups.

  • Clients can attend AA or NA meetings if desired. 

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If you have any questions about enrollment, admissions or our program, please call us at 800.584.4629

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