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.