Day Rehabilitation Program
The Day Rehabilitation Program (DRP) at St. Christopher’s Inn is a New York State OASAS-licensed outpatient program that meets seven days a week, and combines cutting edge trends with traditional best treatment practices to deliver a quality of care that is second to none.
Shelter & Outpatient Treatment
The majority of Brothers Christopher in the DRP live in our shelter at no cost, through the generosity of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. This has many benefits, including the welcoming presence of the Friars throughout the Inn, reminding the men that no matter what they have done or where they have been, they are now in a safe place and they are loved.
As DRP is an outpatient level of care, it is far more economical than an inpatient stay. While participation in the DRP looks and feels like an inpatient program to our clients, it costs nearly 1/3 of a typical inpatient rehabilitation stay.
Length of Stay
Since the Brothers Christopher live as guests in the home of the Friars, their length of stay is based on their need for treatment and is tailored on a case-by-case basis in partnership with their counselor and other professional staff at the Inn. The typical length of stay in DRP is approximately 75 to 90 days, with an average of 84 days.
Treatment & Activities
Men are typically in treatment for half of the day, while performing assigned activities (jobs) the other half of the day. Treatment includes individual/group counseling, a daily community meeting group, a meditation group and daily 12-step meetings. In addition, participants have access to pastoral counseling, the Family Program, Family Engagement Project, Smoking Cessation, yoga, vocational/educational services, GED program, grief group, weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy lectures and much more.
Brothers Christopher who are nearing completion in the DRP begin to work with the Aftercare Coordinator. The men are typically referred to halfway houses and sober houses to maximize the opportunity to sustain the recovery they have gained while at the Inn. In addition, some of the men remain at Graymoor at the San Damiano House & Farm, and some are referred to the Inn’s transitional living facility in White Plains, NY, Brothers Christopher House.