By Kiera Morgan
Recovery housing is coming to Newport with Oxford House of Yaquina Bay opening soon. Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Oxford House is a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. The number of residents in a house may range from six to fifteen. Oxford Houses flourish in communities around the world but they all abide by the basic criteria. Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of preventing relapse.
This was the purpose of the first Oxford House established in 1975, and this purpose is served, day by day and house after house. According to Sean Bossen with Oxford House they provide a safe, affordable, clean and sober housing for men and women in recovery. “Members of each house pay an equal expense share or EES, and that income goes to pay for the utility bills, rent and the household amenities. Each house is self supporting.”
There is no limit of time that someone can stay at an Oxford house as long as they are living according to the house rules. Client referrals will be coming from the recovery community and through parole and probation and treatment programs, but Bosson emphasized they do not take sex offenders. Right now they are seeking donations to get the home set up.
They are looking for twin beds, full beds, dressers and nightstands along with yard tools, pots and pans and cleaning supplies. Items need to be in good condition. For more information or to arrange for a donation call Sean at 503-313-8365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.