FAQs

 

Below is a list of some of our most commonly asked questions. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please contact us with your questions.

What do I need to do prior to entering your program?

You must read our rules of admission and acknowledge you will follow them. If you agree with the terms please submit your application to Fair Haven.

If I submit an application to Fair Haven, how long will it take to get into the program?

Entering is based upon completion of the application and getting the file into our office. We take applicants in the order we receive their application.

How can I get the rules and application form?

The rules can be downloaded from the Programs tab. The application is available online. You can also call our office and have one emailed or mailed to you.

What if I disagree with the rules of the home?

You will need to find another organization to help you.

What do I need to bring with me when I come?

Four changes of clothes to work in or casual clothes, and two changes of clothes for attending church. You will need work or casual shoes/boots and one pair of dress shoes as well as a belt. You may bring towels and wash cloths if you wish, but we have towels and wash cloths available. You can also bring toiletries, but we will have them available. In addition, you must bring your $250 entry fee.

What do I do if I do not own any dress clothes?

We can supply them for you through our Thrift Store or local thrift stores.

What can I not bring?

Radio, headphones, earrings, necklaces, T-shirts with offensive language or offensive pictures on them, gang related clothes or items, cell phones, cars, laptops, etc.

Can I have visitors?

Yes, after 7 days. Visitation is on Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm to 4:30pm. A visitor that brings drugs or alcohol on the property will be asked to leave and will not be permitted to return.  All visitors must be dressed appropriately. No smoking is allowed on property.

Can I work a regular job while at Fair Haven?

No one is allowed to have a regular job while in the 90 day program.

What kind of work will I be doing?

Lawn care, pressure washing, working at our warehouse, working at our thrift store, Fair Haven Marketplace, painting, cleaning, vacuuming, construction work, working with shovels, etc.

What do I do if I become ill while at Fair Haven?

We have a Clinic that provides free medical care to each man in the home. Medicine and dental needs must be paid for by the individual or family members.

Do I have an option to continue at the home after the 90 day program?

You have the opportunity to enter our one year program. Only those that do very well in the 90 day program are considered for the one year program.

What do you do to help me with my problems?

We use Biblical principles to help you overcome your problems. We use the Book of Proverbs to help you see your need to change your life, change who you hang around, where you go, and give you some discipline practices in your life to help you overcome. It also really depends on you. If you really want help and are willing to do anything to get it, you will make it.