Brothers Christopher House
Brothers Christopher House (BCH) is an 11-bed Part 820 residential reintegration home run by St. Christopher’s Inn, licensed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports and located in White Plains, NY.
Admission to Brothers Christopher House will be made available to residents of St. Christopher’s Inn and residents of the surrounding community. In all cases, admission is based upon an initial comprehensive evaluation and the subsequent determination that treatment and housing are both needed and that the level of care offered by the agency is appropriate. Admission to Brothers Christopher House is on a strictly voluntary basis.
BCH is staffed with a full time Credentialed Substance Use Disorder Counselor, and House Managers with substance use disorder experience in a therapeutic and supportive environment. BCH is designed to help men who are in recovery become reestablished in the community. The house is conveniently located close to shopping, the library, major forms of public transportation, a hospital and urgent care, probation and Department of Social Services—all within a short walking distance. Many 12 Step and recovery-based meetings are also within walking distance and available daily. Several gyms and parks are easily reached for healthy activities. For those who choose, various houses of worship are close by.
Treatment & Community
Residents of BCH have numerous options for SUD outpatient treatment and in addition, they receive assistance in connecting with Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), other job placement services and educational opportunities, along with beginning to think about their next steps concerning housing.
At BCH we continue to love and support each individual. We stress the importance of an active 12 step or recovery program as well as a spiritual connection to a higher power, and we believe each resident is a good man worthy of love and respect who deserves the ability to follow their dreams and return to a happy productive life.
Leadership and Independence
BCH members in phase three are encouraged to take leadership roles within the BCH community, welcoming new members, leading the Sunday night in House AA meeting, or helping other members attain skills such as cooking and meal prep or budgeting. Phase three allows for full weekend passes, return to education or schooling with close cooperation from the Dept. of Social Services. BCH members in phase three will acquire enough money to live self-sufficiently before leaving BCH.
At BCH we continue to love and support each individual. We stress the importance of an active 12 step program as well as a spiritual connection to a higher power, and we believe each member is a good man worthy of love and respect who deserves the ability to follow their dreams and return to a happy productive life.