Oxford House of North Carolina
Welcome to North Carolina Oxford Houses
For house vacancies and contacts, please visit: www.oxfordvacancies.com
WHO WE ARE
Oxford Houses of North Carolina, established in 1991, is a statewide network of recovery residences, chartered by Oxford House, Inc., the 501(c)(3) umbrella corporation. Oxford Houses are peer-driven, democratically run, and self-supported group residences for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Currently, the network of Oxford Houses is over 3,300 in the United States.
The first North Carolina Oxford Houses were established in Durham and Asheville, NC. As of March 2022, there are 287 houses in North Carolina, with locations statewide. With an average of 8 beds per house, there are more than 2,200 available beds across the state. Individuals typically enter an Oxford House after completing a treatment program or reentering from a correctional setting.
Individuals living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence.
Basic House Rules
· Houses operate democratically, electing house officers who serve six-month terms.
· Houses are financially self-supporting; members split house expenses, which average $110.00 to $160.00 per person per week.
· Any Resident who has a recurrence of the use of alcohol and/or illicit drugs must be immediately expelled.
The Oxford House Network: A Self-Run Structure
Three or more Oxford Houses within a 100-mile radius comprise an Oxford House Chapter. A representative of each House in the Chapter meets with the others on a monthly basis, to exchange information, to seek resolution of problems in a particular House, and to express that Chapter’s vote on larger issues.
The World Council is comprised of 12 members: 9 of which presently live in an Oxford House, and 3 alumni. Members are elected each year at the Oxford House World Convention. The primary mission of the Oxford House World Council is to facilitate adherence to Oxford House Traditions’ concept and system of operations, by providing effective means of communication and mission focus between the various organizational structures of Oxford House as a whole. In carrying out its mission the Council always keeps a focus on expansion of the network of individual Oxford Houses, to provide all recovering alcoholics and drug addicts the opportunity to develop comfortable sobriety without relapse.
The Board of Directors maintains the sole right to Charter, and to revoke the Charter of, individual Oxford Houses and exercises authority over the policies and officers of Oxford House, Inc. In this way, Oxford House, Inc. remains responsive to the needs of the population it serves.
It is preferred that Individuals complete a treatment program, depending on what treatment options are available in that area and be drug and alcohol free for 14 days or more (longer is preferred) at the time of application. They must also be willing to accept the house rules and expectations, and be able to pay their share of the expenses.
How to Get into an Oxford House:
Individuals who are interested in living in an Oxford House should call the house of their choice to see if there are any vacancies, If there are vacancies, an interview will be scheduled. The interview with an applicant involves all members of a house. Eighty percent of the house members must vote to accept the applicant as a roommate.