|MERCER COUNTY FELLOWSHIP HOME
|A TRANSITIONAL LIVING FACILITY FOR ADULT MALES
421 Scott Street Bluefield, WV 24701
Jim McClanahan - Director (304) 327 - 9876 firstname.lastname@example.org
House Rules & Regulations
1. Absolutely no alcohol will be permitted while you are a resident of the Home. This applies at all times including when you are
away from the Home. This applies to the usage of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Violations of this will result in
immediate discharge and possible prosecution according to the Law. This same rule applies to visitors and relatives.
2. All prescription medications will be turned over to the Staff for safe keeping and proper administration. Non-prescription
medications must be approved by the Staff and may be kept by the resident with the approval of the Director.
3. Residents are subject to random Drug and Alcohol tests at any time the Director/Staff decides to test. Failure of these tests or
refusal of these tests will result in immediate discharge from the Home.
4. The Director and Staff reserve the right to perform a room search at any time it is deemed necessary to insure the serenity
and security of the Home. This includes personal items and vehicles if appropriate.
5. Threats or acts of violence toward the Staff or other Residents will not be tolerated and will result in immediate discharge and
prosecution according to the Law.
6. No Firearms, hunting knives or other weapons are permitted by the residents of the Home.
7.Smoking in the Home is NOT PERMITTED and will result in immediate discharge. Smoking is permitted in the smoking area
out back of the Home until 11pm unless otherwise approved by the Director.
8. You must respect the rights of the other residents at all times. Each and every resident will be given a fair and equal
opportunity to continue their recovery at the Home.
9. Gambling is strictly prohibited, including the purchase of Lottery Tickets.
10. No resident will borrow or loan money to other residents.
11. Any resident that has access to a vehicle may bring their vehicle to the Home after 30 days if they are working, or after 60
days if not. This is at the discretion of the Director.
12. House curfew is 10:00PM every night. The doors will be locked at that time. Unless approved by the staff, any resident
returning after 10 must find other sleeping arrangements for the night. Failure to return by curfew without approval will result in
discharge from the Home.
13. All residents must use the sign in/out sheet when leaving the property. This must be done to ensure that the Staff knows
where residents are at all times.
14. All residents must live at the Home for three days before they can sign themselves out. Each resident will become, at the
Directors discretion, eligible for a 3 hour pass on their free days.
15. All residents must live at the Home for thirty days before they can become eligible for an overnight or weekend pass. This
time period may be waived by the Director for emergencies and special circumstances. 2 passes per month may be approved
on alternating weekends. Should an emergency arise that prevents you from returning on specified date or time, you must
contact the staff immediately. Passes must be filled out by Wed at noon of the week requested.
16. All visitors are subject to the approval by Staff. No visitors are permitted on the property while under the influence of alcohol
or drugs. Female visitors are allowed only at the discretion of the Director. No visitors will be permitted upstairs or allowed
during group sessions except for open scheduled AA meetings.
17. There are to be no personal calls until after 5pm on weekdays unless an emergency exists. Personal calls must be taken
on the hallway phone. Cell phones are permitted at the Directors discretion.
18. All residents are to assist in keeping the Home and surrounding grounds neat and clean. This includes daily assigned
chores, special work assignments and your own room. Beds will be made daily and chores completed by 9am daily.
19. If a resident goes to work, they are still responsible for their chores. You may ask another resident to do them and repay him
by either doing his chore or money. The responsibility of the chore being done will fall upon the resident originally assigned the
20. All food and snack items will be eaten in the dining room. No eating in the bedrooms, television lounge or smoking area.
No drinks other than water may be taken off the first floor at any time.
21. All residents will be responsible for keeping the kitchen clean. Any violations of this such as dirty microwave, crumbs, spills
not cleaned up, etc...can result in discharge from the Home. All dishes must be washed using hot, soapy water and must be air
dried per the Mercer County Health Dept....
22. Residents must be fully clothed (including shoes) and downstairs by 7:30am daily. Residents are also expected to
maintain good hygiene and personal cleanliness. This includes taking a shower daily.
23. No resident is to return to bed after 7:30am weekdays unless approved by staff or he has a written permission form from a
24. Each resident is to be in his own room and lights out by 11:30pm with the exception of Friday and Saturday when lights out
25. Laundry is to be done during assigned times unless approved by staff. No resident will put laundry in and leave the
premises. Lint filters will be cleaned after each load. At no time, will laundry be done after 6pm unless approved by the Staff.
26. No resident is to enter another resident's room without the other resident being there. Locks are provided for each room.
Keeping doors locked is the resident's responsibility.
27. Residents will keep the volume of their radios at a level not to be heard in the hallways or stairways. Failure to do so will
result in loss of this privilege. Headphones must be used after 11:00pm.
28. Televisions will be turned on only after 5pm weekdays unless approved by the Staff.
29. There will be no nude or partially nude pictures on the walls of the resident's rooms.
30. All appointments should be scheduled for your free day. If unable to do this, arrangements to miss a group must be
approved by the Staff.
31. All residents must attend scheduled AA meetings at the Home on Tuesdays and Fridays. The first Friday of every month is
intergroup meeting and weekend passes will not be approved until after the meeting.
32. Anyone needing to miss a scheduled group at the Home must have the staff's permission. Residents under 30 days will
not miss scheduled groups for any reason.
33. All residents who qualify for EBT will turn these over to the staff to buy food for the Home and to help pay for their stay here.
Pro-rated portions will be returned to the resident when leaving our program. All other residents must pay 200.00 monthly to
cover their stay here. The Director will make arrangements to ensure that each resident is attempting to pay for his stay at the
34. All residents that are able to work must start looking for full or part time work after 30 days unless waived by Director and
Counselors. All scheduled meetings will still be attended unless resident has a W-2 paying job and schedule showing he is
working. Individuals feeling that they cannot work, must be on disability or have a statement from a doctor explaining the
reason. Any resident that cannot pay for his stay here is required to work 20 hours a week on Home projects or volunteering at
an organization that helps the Home.
35. All residents are responsible for finding their own transportation to and from work.
36. The Home will not accept responsibility for medical or other expenses incurred by the resident while staying at the
37. If a resident is discharged or leaves the Home, all sums of money paid to the Home shall be forfeited to the Home.
38. When discharged from the Home, all personal effects must be removed immediately. The Home will not accept
responsibility for items that have been left. The home will make every effort to protect personal items and will hold them for 10
days (without assuming responsibility) to give time for resident to make arrangements to pick them up. After 10 days, items will
be donated to local mission and will not be stored at the Home. The same applies to personal items of individuals residing in
the Home. Valuables may be turned over to the staff for safekeeping.
39. The Director of the Home has the final decision as to whether a resident is following the rules and whether the resident can
remain at the Home. Every effort will be made to ensure that the resident understands the rules and is complying with the rules
of the Home before resident is discharged.
40. If a resident has a grievance against the Home, another resident, and/or a staff member there is a grievance policy form for
you to fill out and give to the Director. Do not take Home business out in the public/community and DO NOT CONTACT A
BOARD MEMBER. Follow the grievance procedure.
MCFH IS FUNDED BY THE STATE OF WV., UNITED WAY AND PRIVATE DONATIONS
© Copyright Mercer County Fellowship Home, Inc. 2010. All Rights Reserved