Phases are a key driver of motivation and progression in the program. As the resident is and remains compliant to the developed plan, phases are more of a reward system to encourage and motivate. There are 4 phases with each phase increasing in opportunities for the resident.
Phase 1: This is an introductory phase designed for the resident to become acquainted with surroundings, to establish peer relationships, to learn the community rules, engage in activities, and attend daily group meetings. During Phase 1, the resident agrees not to leave the property.
Phase 2: During this phase, the resident is granted permission to use the free secured Wifi system with any hand-held device. The resident is permitted to leave the community using the buddy system. The resident is also permitted to apply for the work therapy program and receive compensation for work performed in the community. Finally, the resident can go on one outing per week.
Phase 3: During this phase, the resident is granted permission to leave the community alone, is permitted to attend unlimited group outings, continue active in the work therapy program, and may apply for more than one job. In addition to increased freedoms, the resident is expected to maintain appropriate behavior in the community and show active progress on established goals.
Phase 4: In this phase, the resident has achieved the highest level of self-awareness, personal responsibility, and accountability. At this phase level, the resident can be considered for placement in the greater community or another less restrictive setting. If the resident and or family members are desiring for the resident to remain at Heritage Lane, this is also an option.