Hedgerow Apartment Program (HAP) is a supportive apartment program designed to serve 6 men and women who are recovering from the disease of addiction. The program provides housing in off site apartments in the community. By providing continued support services beyond the scope of a community residence, HAP staff work closely with each resident to facilitate a successful, alcohol and drug free transition back into the community while reducing recidivism.
Licensure and Sponsorship: HAP is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and operated under the sponsorship of Transitional Services Association, Inc., of Saratoga Springs. TSA is a private, not-for profit agency providing a range of residential support services to children and adults in transition to least restrictive environments.
Location: Our HAP apartments are located in the village of Ballston Spa, NY, just eight miles south of Saratoga Springs. The apartments are close to our community residence so as to ensure a strong connection to the recovering community there.
Goals and Objectives:The Hedgerow Apartment Program is designed to accomplish three basic goals:
- To provide residence for individuals recovering from the disease of addiction in a drug free setting.
- To facilitate a successful and gradual transition back into the community by assisting the resident in developing and practicing independent living skills.
- To reduce recidivism by providing continued support services beyond the scope of the community residence.
With respect to the above goals, it is vital that program staff and residents function in cooperation with self-help programs such as the Alcoholics Anonymous community in order to integrate the clients into these lifelong fellowships.
Staffing: The residents of the Hedgerow Apartment Program are provided with 24-hour on-call services, structured activities, and professional counseling with a focus on relapse prevention and independent living skills.
Methodology: Methodology includes shared housing responsibilities, group counseling, house groups, one-to-one counseling with program staff, structured day program, social/recreational activities, outside vocational training and/or active job search, regular outpatient counseling and linkage with medical treatment when indicated. Program components include vocational planning and preparation enhancement of social skills, enhancement of coping skills with respect to alcoholism, drug abuse, and related life difficulties and, as stated, intensive involvement with self help groups as a day-by-day support.
Target Population: The target population consists of individuals who are not in need of 24-hour supervision or the structure of a community residence, but who require continued residential support services to assist them in maintaining their ongoing sobriety. Many of the clients in this program have successfully completed a community residence program but need to strengthen certain skill areas in order to be successful at independent living.
Admission Criteria: A potential client must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a primary diagnosis of alcohol or substance dependence, and express a sincere desire to maintain his/her sobriety. Motivation plays a key role in the treatment of addiction and is therefore a major criteria for admission. We encourage any individual who feels in need of our services and expresses and appropriate willingness, to consider our program at HAP.
Program Fees: Program fees are charged on the basis of program cost and a client’s ability to pay. Sources of payment include wages, unemployment insurance, pension, private insurance, private pay, SSI/SSDI, or Public Assistance. Program staff assists all clients to pursue avenues of financial support and clients are expected to be responsible for the program cost.