What is the length of stay?
Our treatment program is a varied length of stay, up to 90 days.  Insurance coverage varies however, and treatment can be individualized to accomodate shorter stays when necessary.

Do you take people on psychiatric or other medications?
Yes, if client meets specific criteria.

Do you detoxify people from alcohol and/or drugs?
We can do detoxification on a case-by-case basis from alcohol and some drugs — this would be determined during the pre-admission process.

What is ambulatory detox?
A medically supervised process to eliminate alcohol and drugs from the body without the need for inpatient services. It is typically used for clients who are experiencing mild withdrawal symptoms.

Can a client take Suboxone at SCI?
Clients may be admitted with a valid Suboxone prescription up to 8mg per day.

What is the daily routine?
Lectures, group therapy, assigned activities, AA/NA meetings

What should I bring?
One week’s worth of clothing (long pants and collard shirts are required during treatment hours), Toiletries (no alcohol or aerosol cans), Shower Shoes, Medications if applicable, Any forms of ID. Additionally: Body piercings, including earrings, must be removed prior to admission; cell phones are not permitted; phone cards must be purchased at St. Christopher's Inn only; you may bring a towel, but linens are provided.

What are the living arrangements?
We house approximately 180 men; we have dormitory living arrangements – 15 to 20 men to a dorm.

What insurances do you take?
Most NY Medicaid (depends on County) and private insurances.

Do you provide pick up?
We pick up at the Garrison Train Station twice daily.

Can I just drop someone off for treatment?
We strongly encourage potential clients seeking admission to call the Admissions office to check bed availability and seek medical clearance for admission to the Inn. Please call the Admissions office Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 845.335.1020.

Do you provide aftercare?
All clients discharged from SCI receive an aftercare referral. Clients who complete our treatment program typically are referred to halfway houses, sober houses or outpatient treatment.

What else should I know?

  1. We are licensed by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
  2. St. Christopher's Inn has received a three year accreditation for its Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Programs by CARF, The Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  3. We have a GED program, a Family Program and an Outpatient Program for men in the community.
  4. Smoking is allowed during designated times only.  Cigarettes are NOT sold at SCI. Chewing tobacco, loose tobacco and electronic cigarettes are not permitted.

You're a Catholic organization and I'm not Catholic:
We emphasize spirituality and we accept men regardless of race, creed or way of life. Pastoral Counseling is available on a voluntary basis.

For additional information please review the Admissions page of our site. Feel free to call if you have further questions: 845.335.1020 or sciadmissions@atonementfriars.org. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Phil T., a grateful Brother Christopher.