Hedgerow House

Hedgerow House is a Chemical Dependence Community Residence designed to treat 16 men and women who are recovering from the disease of alcoholism or drug addiction. The program provides 24-hour supervision in a community-based residence that is conducive to sobriety. By providing continued residential, support services beyond the scope of detoxification and rehabilitation services, the Hedgerow House staff works closely with each resident to facilitate a successful, alcohol free transition back into the community while reducing recidivism.

Licensure and Sponsorship: Hedgerow House is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and operated under the sponsorship of Transitional Services Association, Inc., of Saratoga Springs. TSA is a private, not-for-profit agency designed to provide a range of residential support services to children and adults in transition to least restrictive environments.

Location: Hedgerow House is a beautiful, renovated two-story home that dates back to the turn of the century. It is situated on a wooded, two-acre lot and located at the inter-section of Route 67 and 50 in the south end of Ballston Spa, just eight miles south of Saratoga Springs.

Goals and Objectives: The Hedgerow House program is designed to accomplish three basic goals:

  1. To provide residence for individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction with an environment that is conducive to sobriety.
  2. To facilitate a successful transition back into the community.
  3. To reduce recidivism by providing continued support services beyond the scope of detoxification and rehabilitation services.

With respect to the above goals, it is vital that program staff and residents function in cooperation with Alcoholics Anonymous community in order to integrate the clients into this lifelong fellowship. The most central goal of the program is to facilitate, bolster, and maintain a progressive recovery from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction and to attain the basic skills necessary for successful, alcohol-free independent community living.

Staffing: Services at Hedgerow House are provided by dedicated, trained professional staff who create a safe and supportive environment that facilitates a maximum opportunity for recovery from the disease of addiction for each resident. Staff is available on a 24-hour a day, seven day a week basis providing the necessary support and guidance to recovering persons.

Methodology: Methodology includes shared housing responsibilities, group counseling, client run house groups, one-to-one counseling with program staff, in-house and community Self help (including AA and NA) meetings, structured day program, vocational training and/or active job search, social/recreational activities, regular outpatient counseling and linkage with medical treatment where indicated. Program components include referral to 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 the Self Help community as a day by day support group.

Target Population: The target population consists of individuals whose home environments are non-conducive to sobriety, persons who have few, if any, supports available, persons who are homeless and/or jobless, and persons having a history of recidivism and rehabilitation experiences who have been unsuccessful for one reason or another to stay sober. The program will consider self-referrals as well as referrals from all appropriate agencies, family members and employers. Persons are accepted on a voluntary basis, must be clean and sober at the time of referral and admission, are actively involved in an inpatient or intensive outpatient program, and express a desire to maintain sobriety.

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 alcoholism and drug abuse and is therefore a major criterion for admission. We encourage any individual who feels in need of our services and expresses an appropriate willingness, to consider our program at Hedgerow House.

Program Fee: 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/SSA or Home Relief. Program staff will assist all clients to pursue avenues of financial support and clients are expected to meet program cost whenever possible.

For Additional Information: For additional information, including self-referral, please see our contact information.

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of Transitional Services Association, Inc. to provide, or arrange for the provision of, the highest quality clinically and medically appropriate services in a safe, supportive, and least restrictive therapeutic environment to children and adults. Through the provision of residential treatment services and case management services, its goal is to facilitate the acquisition of skills necessary to enable each individual to attain, or return to, the highest level of functioning possible, while striving for the highest level of independence, self-sufficiency, and adaptive functioning. Target populations consist of children who have emotional and behavioral disorders, adults who have serious and persistent mental illnesses and/or adults who are in recovery from chemical dependency.