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Our Mission is to provide opportunities for housing, fellowship, self-reliance, and self-respect for recovering individuals.
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where the need arises.
The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women, and houses which accept women with children. Oxford Houses flourish in metropolitan areas, such as New York City and Washington D.C., and thrive in such diverse communities as Hawaii, Washington State, Canada and Australia. 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, house after house, in each of over 800 houses in the United States today.
All Oxford Houses have in common these characteristics:
- The House must be democratically self-run.
- The House membership is responsible for all household expenses.
- The House must immediately expel any member who uses alcohol or drugs.
Each house must fulfill these guidelines in order to obtain and retain its Oxford House Charter.
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