Living At Joppa House

Joppa House is a transitional recovery housing model that is intended to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for women seeking to continue their personal recovery from substance use disorders.  We introduce sober living skills, peer-to-peer fellowship, and support, to help individuals gain strength and coping skills that will aid in the transitioning of the women and their families, along with the ability to sustain enriched lives free from addictions.  Joppa House is a Christ-centered home that incorporates recovery principles, programming, counseling and a curriculum based transformation/life-skills program for women who are in active recovery, homeless or facing homelessness.  

Eligibility for residency is determined by an application process and interview with our house director on a case-by-case basis.
     – Women with a pending court sentencing will not be considered prior to their sentencing date.
     – We are looking for women who are (i) Motivated to change; (ii) Good fit for the program; (iii) Good fit for the current residents.

Daycare is outsourced to assist women living in the house.  Daycare is intended for women to gain and keep full-time employment, or to go to classes to obtain skill for a better job.  We also have an indoor play area located in the basement of Joppa House with an additional on-site, fully enclosed, outdoor playground area.

Residency Requirements

The women considered for residency must be 18 years or older, no longer in high school, in active recovery for SUD, homeless or facing homelessness due to a lack of support and/or resources.

The maximum number of residents, which includes a combination of women and children, as well as a live-in Director, will not exceed a 16 person maximum in the house at one time.  Joppa House will be supervised at all times.

Each adult tenant of Joppa House will be required to participate in the programming offered to acquire the life skills they need to sustain independent, substance-free living.

Resident will be expected to participate in the programming offered such as:
• financial/budget counseling
• nutrition, food preparation, and cooking
• motivational groups
• Bible study
• attending a church of their choice
• pursuing and obtaining gainful, full-time employment

If there are personal issues or substance/alcohol abuse, the residents must be willing to participate in professional counseling and/or recovery meetings.

Joppa House Ministries maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol, and weapons.
Use of alcohol or drugs is not permitted.  Regular drug testing will be required of each resident.  A positive drug or alcohol result may result in expulsion from residency.  Possession of weapons will also result in immediate expulsion.

Residency Agreement

Does Joppa House sound like it is the right place for you?  If so, fill out the application below and send it to: info (at)