Supporting Community-Based Recovery
Oxford Houses are clean and sober housing options for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. As of March 2023, 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.
Trillium Health Resources partners with Oxford House to support resource development and create more Oxford House bed capacity in eastern North Carolina. Since 2017, this partnership has supported 24 new Oxford House site openings, adding 210 beds to the Trillium 28 county catchment area. This was accomplished through relationships with community partners such as local churches and faith-based groups, as well as recovery communities in each location. What started as a 5-year agreement in 2017 with the goal of 20 new Oxford Houses by 2020 has developed into an annual contract to open four new sites and 32 beds per year throughout Trillium’s catchment.
Following an application and approval process, individuals living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence. Oxford Houses are peer-driven, democratically run, and self-supported group residences. Residents must also follow basic house rules including contributions to household expenses and electing officers.
Resources & Links
- Oxford House North Carolina
- Oxford House NC Brochure
- For more information on Trillium's work on housing see our webpage
- Oxford House Vacancy
Success Story of how Oxford House is Helping People Maintain Recovery
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