Halfway House FAQ

Do you provide detox?

We are a non-medical facility; therefore we do not provide the medical detox needed for discontinuing the use of alcohol and certain drugs.

We do provide a social (non-medical) detox which includes monitoring by trained professionals for a minimum of 72 hours for individuals withdrawing from certain substances that present no apparent medical or neurological symptoms. This monitoring period is individualized and can be extended if needed.

After completing the screening the applicant will be notified if they will require medical detox prior to being admitted to our facility. If it is required, MONARCH will be happy to give a list of medical detox facilities in the area.

Can I have a tour?

Due to the confidentiality of the residents that we currently have in the facility, tours are not offered. We are more than glad to answer any questions you may have concerning accommodations by calling 918-682-7210 (toll free: 800-673-0124).

What is the living area like?

Our facility has 2 separate dorm units. Each Unit has its own Living Room, Kitchen, Laundry room.

In most cases mom and child/children will be in their own room.

How do we compare to private pay facilities?

As with private pay MONARCH provides a individualize treatment program. Treatments plans and services are customized for each individual client. Treatment plans and services are customized for each individual.

Persons served are guaranteed one on one time with a skilled counselor weekly.

Case Management Services are provided to assist with any needs during treatment.

Could you describe an average day in treatment?

Your day will start off early with breakfast with your children.

The first group usually beginsafter the kids are off to school/day care. Hourly groups follow for the remainder of the day with breaks for lunch and dinner.

There is a daily NA/AA meeting and times set aside for personal calls and exercise.

On weekends, time set aside for mother/child bonding and visitation. Phones are available and NA/AA meetings will be attended.

Will you help me find a job and/or housing?

Yes, we have a full time case manager to assist with those needs, as well as, our own Employment Services Department.

Can you accommodate my special needs (diet, physical and/or mental limitations)?

We can accommodate most special needs. A doctor’s statement may be required to validate the request.

When can I receive visits?

  • Visitation is currently set for Sundays.
  • Each person served is allowed 4 visitors per visitation period.
  • All visitors must be checked in no later than 15 minutes after visitation opens.
  • All visitors must have a valid photo ID.
  • No outside food or drink, and/or personal items are allowed during visitation. Only items allowed inside the facility are keys, and a photo ID.
  • Visitors are subject to search and are expected to be free from the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Visitors suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be turned away.

When can I make phone calls?

Phones are available daily during non-group hours.

Pay phones are provided for these calls so it is recommended to bring a phone card.

During a client’s orientation period, generally lasting 2 weeks, they are allowed no visitation, no phone calls, no outside church and no outside meetings. They are allowed to make 2 five minutes calls per week to their minor children during this orientation period.

What items can I bring?


Clothing and personal items are limited to:


A two week’s supply, specifically

  • 14 shirts or sweaters (applies to child as well)
  • 14 pants and/or shorts (applies to child as well)
  • 14 pair of socks (applies to child as well)
  • 14 bras
  • 14 underwear (applies to child as well)
  • 2 pair sneakers (applies to child as well)
  • 1 pair house shoes (applies to child as well)
  • 1 jacket/coat (applies to child as well)
  • 2 pair pajamas (applies to child as well)
  • 2 “professional” outfits
  • 1 pair high heels

Personal Items

  • 14 Towels and 14 washcloths
  • 1 Pillow
  • 1 Comforter
  • 2 Sets of twin sheets
  • 1 Throw Blanket
  • Personal hygiene products (tampons, kotex, etc.)
  • Toiletries – 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 1 body wash or 2 bars soap(must be in clear plastic containers, no glass), 1 deodorant, 1 toothbrush, 1 tube toothpaste, 1 roll dental floss, 1 package of disposable shavers, 1 shaving crème, 1 cosmetic bag with appropriate amount of cosmetics, 1 non-aerosol hairspray, 1 non-alcohol mouthwash
  • Money – Quarters and dimes for the vending/soda machine
  • Postage Stamps
  • 1 Laundry detergent, 1 bleach, 1 fabric softener/dryer sheets
  • Prepaid calling card
  • Electronic Items – 1 hairdryer, 1 curling iron/brush/rollers, and 1 Flat iron – all need to be inspected for proper working condition before use on the unit.
  • Personal photos are allowed to be push pined to each private bulletin board located in rooms, please do not use tape
  • Alarm Clock - (If the clock has the radio feature it cannot be used to play music.)
  • 2-3 toys per child
  • 1 book light or desk lamp
  • NA/AA books
  • Alarm Clock-No radio
  • CD players with headphones
  • Mp3 players iPods-basic units only. No touch models or models that have a camera or allow recording. These devices cannot have internet functionality.

Please make sure if you have prescription medication you have a least a 30 to 60 day supply. Prescription meds must have RX label on them in your name. Inhalers must also be in RX box with label from pharmacy.

You must bring doctors note if on any type of restriction.

The Following Over the counter medications can be brought. They may be brought with you as long as they are sealed and unopened:


  • Anti-Diarrheal Tablets – 2 mg
  • Antifungal Cream
  • Arthritic Cream
  • Cough drops
  • Hemorrhoid Cream/Wipes
  • Hydrocortisone Ointment
  • Ibuprofen
  • Kaopectate
  • Multi-Vitamin
  • Muscle Rub Cream
  • Nasal Drip
  • Nicotine Patches
  • Non-Drowsy Allergy Relief
  • Non-Drowsy Cough Syrup
  • Orajel
  • Pepto-Bismol Stomach Relief
  • Saline Nose Drops
  • Stool Softener - 100 mg
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Tums-Antacid
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) – 500 mg


  • Benadryl-Kids only and prescribing Physician’s note required
  • Ear Drops
  • Ibuprofen
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Non-Drowsy Allergy Relief
  • Non-Drowsy Cough Syrup
  • Orajel
  • Pedialyte
  • Saline Nose Drops
  • Teething Tablets
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)

(MONARCH reserves the right to edit, update, and/or limit consumer use/abuse of any OTC)

We require that someone bring you to our facility and stay with you until you have been admitted into our program (this process usually takes 60-90minutes). No personal vehicles are allowed to be housed on our property during your stay.

Any items in excess will be sent back home with family/significant others. Any illegal substance, including tobacco products, matches, and lighters will be disposed of in a safe manner. No suitcases allowed please bring your items in a Rubbermaid tote or plastic bags.