La Casa Halfway House

For more information,
please call 717-947-7684.

La Casa Halfway house is the first of its kind in Lancaster County. This 23-bed, all-male, bilingual (Spanish/English), multicultural facility serves individuals ages 18 and older. La Casa provides evidence-based treatment. Transitional services are delivered in individual, family, and group settings.

Individual counseling integrates the formal perspectives of evidence-based therapy and is generally reserved for the more sensitive issues not appropriate for groups or families. Group therapy allows for the support of the community to address strategies to succeed.

Residents’ length of stay varies based upon need but is typically 3-6 months and are structured in three phases which all include relapse prevention building skills:

  1. Orientation – In this phase, clients focus their attention on the disease of addiction, self-image, attitudes, values, coping skills, and triggers.
  2. Reentry – This phase has both a strong recreational and vocational component. Clients now begin to integrate with the community and look to obtain employment that includes 15 hours of volunteer work and utilizes other community support systems. Clients begin to integrate recovery life skills during interaction with the public.
  3. Reunification – The final phase focuses on discharge planning. This is inclusive of housing, continued maintenance of employment, education, and both family and community support.