FAQ’s

 

Bed availability is determined when a client is medically, psychiatrically and financially cleared for treatment.  Bed availability can change on a daily basis.
Typically a Brother Christopher who completes treatment stays about 90 days.  Insurance coverage varies however, and treatment can be individualized to accommodate shorter stays when necessary.
Yes, if client meets specific criteria.
We offer Medically Outpatient Withdrawal (MSOW), a program licensed by New York State of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  It is designed for someone who meets program and medical criteria for detox and is determined not in need of hospitalization.
Treatment is individualized; MAT could be part of a client’s treatment plan.
Community Meeting, Lectures, group therapy, assigned activities, meditation, AA/NA meetings
One weeks’ worth of clothing (laundry is done on-site), collared shirts and long pants are required during treatment hours, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and appropriate T-shirts are allowed after treatment hours.  Additionally, please bring any current prescribed medications, toiletries (cannot contain alcohol), hair clippers, shower shoes, pillows, towels, and linens are allowed to be brought from home, but will be provided if needed. You may also bring a small amount of money (we recommend no more than $25) to be use for purchasing phone cards, which are $5 or for use in vending machines.
Residents of St. Christopher’s Inn are permitted to make 3 outgoing calls weekly for 10 minutes each.  Phone cards must be purchased at St. Christopher’s Inn and cost $5.00.  The phone card typically last 2-3 weeks.  Outside phone cards will not work on our phones.
We house approximately 180 men; we have dormitory living arrangements – 15 to 20 men to a dorm.
Smoking is allowed during designated times only. We do not sell cigarettes or any tobacco on the premises, the use of E-Cigarettes or Vaping is prohibited at the Inn. Clients are encouraged to join the voluntary Smoking Cessation Program
We accept NYS Medicaid and most private Insurance plans. For more information on insurances, private pay and limited scholarships please see Treatment Payment Options
We pick up at the Garrison Train Station twice daily.
We strongly encourage potential clients seeking admission to call the Admissions Office to discuss availability. (845) 335-1020; (845) 335-1022; (845) 335-1027.
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.
We emphasize spirituality and we accept men regardless of race, creed or way of life. Pastoral Counseling is available on a voluntary basis.
You can email or fax this form to the Health Information Management Coordinator at
SPatrick@AtonementFriars.org, fax 845-335-1074
  1. We are licensed by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
  2. Christopher’s Inn has received a three-year accreditation for its Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Programs by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  3. We have a Family Program, Family Engagement Project, an Outpatient Program for men in the community, literacy and math tutors, yoga, a volunteer who assists with resume writing, Spiritual Direction, a choir and a Grief Group.