The average length of stay for the guys of Weber House is between three and six months. The organization is deeply rooted in the 12 steps, and while the rules are simple, they are taken seriously. There is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to relapse, theft, lying and covering up another resident’s use of drugs or alcohol. These behaviors warrant immediate eviction from the house with a contract put in place to return.
Clients must attend 90 meetings in 90 days, and provide proof of meeting attendance. After completing 90 in 90, they have to go to at least five weekly meetings. Those who don’t comply are kicked out of the house. The curfew is 10 pm Sundays through Thursdays, and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. When the clock hits the appropriate curfew hour, the doors are locked. Residents who try to sneak in a latecomer are immediately discharged. Those who work past curfew have to inform the house manager in advance, so that they can be admitted into the residence. Performance of household chores, as well as being at the house meeting is mandated.
Unemployed clients must be out of the house between nine am and three pm, Mondays through Fridays, and employment must be obtained within two weeks of arrival. Those who don’t find a job within that time frame have to leave the house. In addition to random drug testing, Weber Sober Homes employs a drug dog named Zuka, a Belgian Malinois, who is brought in to sniff residents’ rooms, ensuring the safety of the household.