We are a fully self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The ability to pay is not a consideration for care. The Lantern relies on donations and community support to assure no one will be turned away due to financial issues. Everyone treated is dealt with upon an individual basis. Although every resident shares the same disease when it comes to addiction, we realize that every individual has their particular focus area that needs to be addressed. Residents are treated with the utmost compassion and care rather than being regarded as just another number or statistic.

Residential care at the Lantern provides an effective solution for men that suffer from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. We offer our residents a recovery experience based on a 12-step model. The Lantern does not formally apply the evidence based approach know as Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF). However, our program uses the TSF model as a guide to educate our residents through daily group therapy sessions, and is designed to foster a lasting connection with the local recovery community through significant engagement with Alcoholics Anonymous.

Phase I

PHASE 1 residents will work with our director, Tony Parker, to develop an individualized recovery program that is specific to each resident’s particular focus areas. Our PHASE 1 program incorporates a 12-step model offering our residents a structured program involving significant engagement with Alcoholics Anonymous. This engagement is designed to foster a lasting connection with the recovery community and promote long-term abstinence based sobriety. Our 90-day PHASE 1 program includes 5 group therapy sessions a day facilitated by 22 different volunteer moderators. Our group therapy sessions are at the core of our program and the Lantern typically provides over 1056 group therapy sessions a year.

Phase II

Once a resident completes their PHASE 1 program they may transition into our off-site PHASE 2 sober living or transitional housing program. The Lantern has 3 sober living homes providing our residents continued structure and support. PHASE 2 residents are required to pay $350.00 a month in rent, and are subject to all the policies and procedures of the sober living facilities. These policies include submitting to random drug screens, maintaining a consistent AA meeting schedule, attending a monthly evaluation meeting with our Residential Adviser and attending group therapy sessions at the Lantern as their schedule permits.

Group Therapy Schedule

Mon. – Fri.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am

No Groups – Family Visits

Day-to-Day Schedule

07:00 Wake Up
07:45 Morning Meditation
08:15 House Duties/Jobs
09:00 Group Therapy
10:30 Group Therapy
12:00 Lunch
01:00 Group Therapy
02:00 Group Therapy
03:00 House Duties/Jobs
05:00 Dinner
07:00 Outside AA Meeting
11:00 Bed