Each one of our residents at Lennon House are in different stages of recovery.
We aim to provide support and programming, for a chance at a more productive, healthy, and content way of life, free of addiction.
Holistic healing therapies, peer support staff, and group sessions, alongside the Living in Balance program, will contribute to a successful healing for our residents.
First Four Weeks
Orientation allows both Lennon House staff as well as new residents an opportunity to determine what supports are needed to motivate the individual.
All new residents will be guided through the various program paths by a staff member.
Here at Lennon House, we use the evidence-based Living in Balance as our core program. This program is designed to accommodate any level of addictions and mental health challenges, providing mini-track programs. This means Lennon House residents, who will have their medication and mental health stabilized prior to acceptance, will be guided through all necessary Living in Balance sessions.
The Director, House Manager, and Program Facilitator will work with the resident to ensure a more comprehensive recovery plan is developed, and that programming is accurate and suitable. Residents are also encouraged to begin attending outside recovery meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
It is important that residents know that outside communication is very limited throughout their first month (no cell phones or electronics) to ensure residents are focused on their recovery without outside distractions.
Next 3 - 6 Months
This phase will include working through the Living in Balance core program, as well as group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Additional programs are integrated such as therapies and activities. These additional programs support the resident by teaching skills they will need to learn or re-learn, such as nutrition, soft skills, and personal finance to promote independence beyond Lennon House.
The Living in Balance Recovery Management Sessions consist of 25 sessions that offer in-depth education on focused topics: self-help, 12 Step programs, physical, social, and family issues, sexual abuse, compulsive sexual behaviours, grief and loss, financial management, nutrition and exercise, medication-assisted treatment, chronic pain and opioids, strategies for older adults, and advanced relapse prevention.
Lennon House will address specific needs as needed to ensure each resident has the opportunity to explore a recovery program that works for them. Each resident progresses at their own pace.
Next 6 - 9 Months (12 Months if needed)
Residents will work on rebuilding family connections and preparing for transitioning back into their community.
This phase involves searching for employment, housing, possible education, building recovery supports and developing community connections.
Aftercare and relapse prevention are components of this phase. Upon leaving Lennon House, residents will be asked to participate in collecting and recording data in their continued recovery.
As residents leave Lennon House, they will be recognized as graduates, and thereby, alumni. Upon completion of our program and graduation, residents will continue on to be members of the Lennon Recovery House Association, and will be encouraged to keep in contact with our staff, and be a testimony of their recovery experience for others.
Living in Balance is an evidence-based recovery program that can be customized to the individual needs of those who suffer from addiction, with sessions dedicated to serve those who also have co-occurring mental health disorders.
Widely used throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries, Living in Balance is also the program used at Prince Edward Island's Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility.
All Lennon House staff working with residents will be trained on the fundamentals of the Living in Balance program.
The Living in Balance program consists of three separate, but related, modules: Core Programming, Recovery Management Sessions, and Co-Occurring Disorders Sessions. The program is comprised of 47 sessions in total, and sessions within each module are tailored to each individual's needs throughout treatment.
Living in Balance is designed for use by a broad range of professionals who work in the treatment of addiction, ranging from psychologists, psychiatrists, and those provide individual or group sessions, such as Lennon House.
Aside from Living in Balance, Lennon House offers programming and guidance from local facilitators who provide residents with various education and skills.
Ann brings various programs to Lennon House as a life coach and speaker. Ann teaches our residents how to build healthy relationships, cope with their trauma, build themselves up, and take leadership of their lives.
Ann brings powerful leadership skills to our home and encourages our residents to see their true potential in their recovery.
Find out more about Ann and 4Better4Ever at www.4better4ever.com.
Heaven on Earth
Martin brought his Project Heaven on Earth to Lennon House in 2020, and brings a sense of humor to our home, encouraging our residents to find their new purpose in life through three simple steps:
1. Recall a time when you experienced Heaven on Earth. What was happening?
2. Imagine you have a magic wand and with it you can create Heaven on Earth. What is Heaven on Earth to you?
3. What simple, easy, concrete step will you take in the next 24 hours to make Heaven on Earth real?
Find out more about Martin and Project Heaven on Earth at www.martinrutte.com.
Cheryl, Jerika, and Wendy from Open Door Outreach provide spiritual guidance and Chapel service to Lennon House on a weekly basis. Open Door also offers one-on-one mentorship, life skills, and guidance to those in recovery from addictions, those that have been incarcerated, or those in need of spiritual healing in the community.
Cheryl, Jerika, and Wendy bring faith, love, and healing to our home and have been important pillars of hope for our residents.
Find out more about Open Door Outreach at www.opendoorpei.ca.
If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a resident here at Lennon House, please explore our residency requirements.