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Sober Independent Living Apartment



For more information contact the

Assistant Director of Residential Services

at (607) 756-5992, ext. 126


This program serves adults who have a principle diagnosis of substance use disorder.


Admission Requirements

  • A referral from a clinical professional

  • Current medical history & physical

  • Current psychosocial assessment

  • Documentation of PPD within 12 mos.

  • Current laboratory reports including CBC and drug screen results

  • Documentation supporting the level of care

  • Self-medication form

  • Review and approval by a multi-agency admissions committee 



Residents at the Recovery Apartment Program are responsible for a monthly program fee that may be paid in a variety of ways:


  • Temporary Assistance

  • Social Security benefits

  • Private income


Although admission is not based on ability to pay, residents are expected to pursue the entitlements available to them in order to pay for their residential care and treatment.  A sliding fee scale is available for those who privately pay.

Recovery Apartment Program

Our Recovery Apartment Program has a unique blend of structure and independence.  Residents are provided with necessary supports as they transition toward independent, sober living. 

The Recovery Apartment Program, with a capacity of 9, is certified by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).  The program provides an experience that is more independent than our halfway house while still providing significant support.  Residents in this program live in independent apartments in the City of Cortland, which are typically shared with another program participant.


Residents and Residential Advisors work together to identify needs and establish goals for achieving an independent lifestyle with a focus on educational and vocational pursuits. 

Length of Stay

The average length of stay in this program is 6-12 months, but actual time in the program will be dependent on the individual and their needs.

Program Expectations

We expect residents to engage and participate in recovery planning; maintain a positive living environment; and refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs not prescribed to them by a health care practitioner.  Residents are expected to be courteous and respectful of one another at all times.



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