Visitation / Phone Rules 2017-11-20T06:12:51+00:00

MISSION OF HOPE
PHONE AND VISITATION PRIVILEGES

Phone privileges begin after two weeks. Phone calls are scheduled from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and are limited to three calls per week, seven to ten minutes per call.  The first visitation date is on the third Sunday after arrival, and every Sunday thereafter.  Visitation times are: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sundays only. Please do not come early.   No exceptions unless prior arrangements have been made and/or discussed with staff. The only visitors allowed from another rehab are the client’s wife who is enrolled in the Haven of Hope.

Every Sunday of each month, except 5th Sundays, we have a “Family Service” at 2:30 p.m. (Visitation begins at 2:00.) In order to visit your loved one on Family Service Sunday, you are REQUIRED to attend the service. It is important to adhere to the visitation schedule.We do not limit the number of visitors and children are welcome;however NO drinking buddies or drug users are welcome to visit. This is a Christ based program and we ask that everyone dress modestly.There will be no dresses, skirts or shorts above the mid-thigh allowed. No halter tops, spaghetti straps or low cut tops allowed. If you come on these premises dressed inappropriately, you will be asked to leave or to put on additional clothing provided by our clothing closet.The final decision will be left up to the discretion of our staff. All visitors must remain in the visiting area atall times.Your prescription drugs are not allowed on the Mission premises or in your vehicle when visiting.

 

Visitation areas are as follows:

A. Dining Hall         B. Picnic Area             C. Recreation Area

POND IS OFF LIMITS. ALL RESIDENT DORMS ARE OFF LIMITS TO ALL FEMALE VISITORS.

 

NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the dorm, as they draw mice and roaches. Please do not bring snacks or drinks to be left with the men. The only exception is individually wrapped hard candy.  (We do have a Coke machine.) TOBACCO use, of any kind – by residents or visitors, is NOT ALLOWED.  The Mission of Hope has a zero tolerance for all drugs, alcohol AND tobacco.  (Nicotine patches and nicotine gum are not allowed)   All medication, prescription or over-the-counter, must come through a staff member and needs to be checked at the beginning of visitation. All items brought must be given to the staff for inspection before giving to your loved ones. NO EXCEPTIONS.   No cameras are permitted due to privacy laws. Necessity items, for new men, may be brought once during the first week from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the permission of a staff person. These also must be inspected by a staff member. Anything else should be mailed or brought during visitation. ALL purses, fanny packs, tote bags, cell phones, etc. are to be locked in vehicles.  ABSOLUTELY no loitering near vehicles during visitation.

DONATIONS TO THE MISSION OF HOPE ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED, as this is what keeps our doors open. We would appreciate a monthly gift.

Letters may be written and received immediately. The address here is:

Your loved ones name

c/o Mission of Hope
14970 Mission Rd.   Mobile, AL 36608

     If it is necessary for you to leave a message, you may call: 649-0830           

Graduation will be approximately 3 months from check-in.  But your loved one may want to quit the program before his graduation. Please refuse to come get him prematurely. Due to alcohol and drugs, his patience and retention may be severely damaged. He needs a long program. Please show “tough love” for he is weak when he believes he is strong. He has given an oath to stay 3 months; however, addicted men make hundreds of promises and have the best of intentions. Each of us is only as strong as our word. Not being able or willing to finish this recovery program will no doubt result in failure. Please do not accept his excuses or make excuses for his leaving. You are doing right by being firm, honest, and making him face his problems without running.  Please do not discuss your problems at home with your loved one. He is not yet strong enough to handle problems, and it may cause him to lose his focus and want to go home. The staff will try to work with you on these issues. The Mission of Hope takes the problem of addiction seriously and your family must do the same. Build your family’s spiritual health by going to church and developing Christian friendships. Upon graduation, your loved one will need this spiritual support.