• 260-301-4501
  • rene@crossroadsadamscounty.org
  • Adams County, Indiana

Rules and Regulations

Crossroads Community is a chemical-free home in Adams County, Indiana. It is required that all residents completely abstain from all mood-altering chemicals while living in our house. Here you will learn to live with others in recovery while being surrounded with positive, inspirational opportunities to grow–physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Rent: Upon move in, the first week’s rent is due along with a non-refundable $100 move-in fee. Rent is due every Friday in the amount of $175 per week. Falling behind on rent is unacceptable without approval from staff.  Failing an alcohol or drug screen or any offense causing immediate dismissal forfeits all rent paid in advance.

Curfew: During your first month at Crossroads Community, curfew will be 9:00 pm on the weekdays and 11:00 pm on the weekends. Upon completion of the first month with us, your curfew will be 12:00 am. If you experience a problem with arriving home in time for curfew, you must call the staff. If you are late for curfew, it will be considered an overnight stay. If you are out of overnights and are late you will be placed on a contract lowering your curfew and eliminating your overnights. You may not leave the Crossroads Community before 5:30 am unless approved by staff.

Written and/or Verbal Contract: A violation of the rules will result in being “put on contract.” Staff will determine the terms of the contract. Any violation of rules while “on contract” will result in eviction.

Lights: When no one is in the room, the lights should be turned off.

Medications: No narcotics are allowed in the house at any time. Staff must be made aware of any medication prescribed for mental health purposes. All medications should be kept in your room and out of sight in a lockbox. You are required to inform the staff if your doctor changes your medication for any reason. Medications are to be used as prescribed. Self-medicating is the same as relapse. (See attached restricted med list)

Drug Screens: Crossroads Community practices random drug screens on a regular basis and performs drug screens if there is any suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse. If asked to take a drug screen and you are having problems urinating, we will give you 2 hours. Once 2 hours have passed and you have not submitted to the test you will be asked to leave the property.

Vehicles: You may not borrow anyone’s vehicle at Crossroads Community unless it is approved by staff. Broken down or wrecked vehicles will not be allowed.

Overnight Passes: No passes will be given until you have completed your first month of residence with Crossroads Community. All requests for passes should be discussed with staff in advance. The request should contain your desired location, a contact name, and the dates and times requested. We encourage responsible behavior, so do not wait until the last minute to discuss requests for passes with staff.

For passes, you must meet the following criteria:

  • No more than 6 days per month will be allowed for passes
  • No more than 2 days at a time will be approved
  • Your rent must be fully paid to be considered for pass request approval
  • No passes will be given while on contract

Your Children: A request should be made with staff prior to a visit from your child. Your children cannot spend the night without staff approval.  You must notify your roommates in advance.  You may not ask another resident to watch your children when you are not home.  If you leave the Crossroads Community property, your child must leave with you–this is your responsibility. You will be held responsible for your child’s behavior while on our property.

Visitors: All visitors must be approved by staff before entering Crossroads Community property. You are responsible for your guests. Do not leave guests unattended in the house. Visitors must leave Crossroads Community by 9:00 pm. All visitors and guests must remain in common areas. Respect that this is a home of others, too. No active users or drinkers allowed in the house at any time. 

Male/Female Guests and Visitors: Male/Female interaction is allowed under certain conditions: No male/female interaction is allowed in any of the bedrooms. If you are granted a visit by staff with a member of the opposite sex a staff member must be present in the house and all interaction must be appropriate. No laying on the couch together, kissing or other sexual contact. Male/female visitation will not be allowed after curfew. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

House Meetings: House meetings are MANDATORY. House decisions are made during meetings and as a house member you need to be a part of the decision making. Excused absences are work, school, hospital, or pre-arranged vacations. Fines will be given for unexcused absences. You must speak with the house manager regarding why you will not be in attendance beforehand.

Daily Schedule: All residents are required to participate.

Sponsor: Residents are required to obtain a sponsor and begin to work steps (within first 2 weeks). You must attend weekly meetings. You must notify staff with the name and phone number of your sponsor. If you do not have one, then you must ask the staff if they can help you find a suitable sponsor.

Employment: It is our policy that you have full-time employment within the first 14 days of your move-in date. Nighttime employment must be approved by staff.

Wake Up Times: Monday through Friday you must wake up by 7:00 a.m.

Chores: Chores will be assigned by staff and checked daily. Fines and/or contract will be given for neglected or incomplete chores. You may seek help in doing your chore if you know you are going to be out of town. Have this pre-arranged as you will still be held responsible for your consequences if your chore is not done.

Strike 1- Extra chore assigned/Written Report

Strike 2- Extra chore/Fine/Written Report

Strike 3- Signed Contract

Personal Hygiene: All residents are expected to shower daily and maintain a neat and clean appearance.

Kitchen: You will be given a designated space to keep your food. Keep your area clean. Mark your food with your initials. Food that is unmarked is considered house food. Do not take any food that is not yours without permission. To do so is considered theft and may result in your expulsion from the house. Respect others when cooking. Take turns and clean up your mess when done. Make sure to wash your pots and pans by hand and put away. All dishes should be cleaned and stored properly immediately after use.

Laundry: Laundry hours are from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.  Remove laundry as soon as it is done. Plan to do your laundry at a time when you will be able to complete it. If unable to complete your laundry, ask a house member to help. If there are clothes in the washer or dryer, remove them and place them in a clean, safe place. If you leave your clothes in the washer or dryer, expect them to be moved.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms are shared, use common courtesy. Clean up after yourself. Keep usage time to no more than twenty (20) minutes. Keep shower and bath time to no more than ten (10) minutes so that others can have hot water.

Bedrooms: Bedrooms are private and should be respected. Do not enter a room without permission. Those that share a room should respect that it is both of their rooms. Doors are not to be locked from the outside. If you have valuables you want locked up, purchase a lock-box. Rooms are to be always kept clean. Fines may be given for dirty rooms (i.e. clothes on floor, trash, dirty dishes, beds not made).

TV/DVD: These items are shared by many so take turns viewing programs. If you have friends over or wish to make plans to watch a certain program or movie let your house members know. Keep the noise level down after 9:00 p.m. on weeknights.

Social Media: Residents should understand that anything said or done on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) is considered public and could be construed as a reflection of Crossroads Community. Posts, comments, and expressions on social media should be honest and respectful. Respectful and responsible posting means protecting the confidentiality of your fellow residents’ personal and proprietary information and complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laws as well as Crossroads Community policy.

Profanity: Please keep your language respectable; this goes for TV programs/movies and music selections played in the house. (Be respectful, use earbuds.)

Conflicts: If conflicts arise, try to resolve it by an appropriate mutual agreement (talk to each other). Do not allow it to affect the entire household. If it is not possible to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution, then both parties involved should go to staff and discuss it. If still not able to resolve it, it will be brought to the attention of the house for discussion. If it becomes disruptive, one or both members may be contracted or asked to move out.

Fines: You will be fined for the following things: (Fines range from $5.00 – $50.00)

  • Leaving personal items in common area.
  • Not doing chores.
  • Fire hazard. (i.e. stove/oven left on, dryer lint filter not cleaned, candles)
  • Doors left unlocked. Garage door left open.
  • Unexcused absence at any mandatory meeting.
  • Dirty bedrooms.
  • Dishes left in sink, common areas, or bedrooms.
  • Leaving lights and/or electronic devices on.
  • Making messes and not cleaning up.

Additional Terms and Conditions:

  • All residents are subject to urinalysis, breathalyzer tests and room searches.
  • No physical violence or threats of violence (verbal or non-verbal).
  • No stealing.
  • No manipulative behavior.
  • No socializing with friends that are still in active addiction.
  • No pets.
  • No serious relationships may be formed within the Crossroads family and no sexual contact with any person can take place at Crossroads Community.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Smoking is allowed outside, but proper disposal of cigarette butts is required.
  • No pornography or sexually suggestive material should be viewed at Crossroads Community.
  • Do not tape, tack or stick anything to walls or furniture without permission from Crossroads Community staff.
  • Do not put your feet on the furniture.
  • The parking area in the front of our properties is for entering and exiting only. Do not smoke, use your cell phone, or loiter in the parking area.
  • No profanity.
  • Crossroads Community staff reserves the right to search your vehicles and personal belongings at any time while on our property.

Any resident with knowledge of rules being broken by another resident is expected to make staff aware immediately. This especially applies to any and all drug or alcohol use.

If you feel these rules are too strict then Crossroads Community may not be for you. These rules are proven to work if followed. Changing the rules to fit your needs is doing things your way and by doing things your way life became difficult. Why not try doing things the Crossroads Community way and see how simple life can be?