Addiction Treatment Services
  • Weekly individual session, daily group therapy
  • Behavioral Modification Therapy
  • Eight-Week Art Therapy Workshop
  • Monthly Psychodrama Presentations and Decision Skills Development
  • Family Counseling on-site or by referral as needed
  • Specific groups, which include Anger and Addiction, Older Members and Relapse Prevention
  • Cohesive Individualized Discharge Plan
  • Hospitality House embraces a 12-Step philosophy
  • United Way Grant program that assists with Recreational Therapy with scheduled weekly outings
  • Activities design to teach clients how to have fun in recovery
  • Participation in Softball and Basketball League Programs
Educational/Vocations Services
  • On-site High School Equivalency (GED) Exam Preparation classes
  • Vocational assessment and workforce development training and monitoring
  • On-site assigned job tasks to promote positive work ethic
  • United Way Grant program that pays for one HVCC course per semester per client
  • United Way Grant program that pays for computer certification at New Horizons
  • Excellent relationship with VESID for federal funds for tuition assistance
  • Strong positive relationship with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for careers in Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistants and College Preparation
  • CDL Drivers Licensure Courses
Criminal Justice Services
  • Road to Recovery Track/Drug Court Referral Program with transportation
  • Weekly/Monthly Progress Reports to referents
  • Drug Testing, including urine, breath and hair follicle as needed
On Site Ancillary Services
  • Mental health assessments by a psychiatric social worker
  • Gambling addiction assessment and treatment
  • HIV/STDs Workshops
  • Pro Bono legal representation for civil issues (i.e. bankruptcy, motor vehicle, loan default)
  • Workshops on Money Management and Nutrition and Parenting
  • Department of Motor Vehicle Assessments
  • Community Volunteer Activities (Safe Ride, Tulip Festival, presentations to local colleges and High/Middle Schools)
  • DWI Impact Panel
Off Site Referral Services
  • YMCA membership (funded by United Way)
  • Spiritual assessments with local clergy of choice
  • Albany Medical Center Family Practice Services
  • Pinnacle Behavioral Health

Program Summary

How are we unique?

Hospitality House is a nine to twelve month residential program licensed by the New York State Office of Substance Abuse Services.

Specializing in chronic relapsers and criminal offenders, our unique and intensive program integrates key step model principles of recovery, together with multiple treatment phases that slowly reflect the increased levels of personal and social responsibility of our clients. We have consistently achieved long term recovery and sobriety for over 90% of our clients.



Our program is built around the following Model Principles:
  • Emphasis on resilience and recovery processes and monitoring stages of change
  • Recognition of multiple long-term pathways and styles of recovery
  • Empowerment of individuals and families in recovery
  • Development of highly individualized and culturally nuanced services
  • Heightened collaboration with diverse communities of recovery
  • Commitment to best practices as identified in the scientific literature and through the collective experience of people in recovery

Our clinical approaches are supported by research:
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Contingency Management
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational-Emotive Therapy
  • Brief Intervention Therapy
  • Mini-Mental Health Assessments
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • South Oaks Gambling Assessment
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Stress Reduction / Relaxation Techniques

Our special tracks and workshops:
  • *On-site High School Equivalency (GED) Exam Preparation classes
  • Drug Court Referral Program with transportation available
  • *Membership in a local health club after 90 days in the program
  • Mental health assessments by a psychiatric social worker
  • Gambling addiction assessment and treatment
  • Parenting Workshops
  • HIV/STDs Workshops
  • Family Counseling on-site or by referral as needed
  • Weekly individual sessions and daily group therapy
  • Art Therapy on-site
  • *Vocational assessment and workforce development programming
  • On-site assigned job tasks to promote positive work ethic
  • Spiritual assessments with local clergy
  • *United Way Grant program that pays for one college course per semester per client
  • *United Way Grant program that pays for computer certification at IKON and New Horizons
  • Excellent relationship with VESID for federal funds for tuition assistance
  • Strong positive relationship with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for careers in Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistants, CDL Drivers Licensure, and College Prep
  • Specific groups, which include Anger and Addiction, Older Members and Relapse Prevention
  • Cohesive Discharge Plan
  • Hospitality House embraces a 12-Step philosophy

*Provided by United Way